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Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

Jan. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EST

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges. The original,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Experts say Viagra isn’t a known...

Tampa Bay Times CEO retiring after 47 years at newspaper

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Paul Tash is retiring as CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, a media organization he joined 47 years ago as a summer intern, the Times announced Thursday. Tash, 67, became editor of what was then the St. Petersburg Times in 1992. During his tenure, the newspaper...

Davenport demands fixes at 2nd troubled apartment complex

Jan. 13, 2022 16:38 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A company that owns a Davenport apartment complex that has been declared uninhabitable now is facing problems at another complex. The Quad City Times reports that inspections of Crestwood Apartments revealed problems that include mold, mildew and rodents....

Judge says FTC's antitrust case against Facebook can proceed

Jan. 11, 2022 17:13 PM EST

A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission’s revised antitrust suit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, can proceed, shutting down the social media company’s request for a dismissal. In a revised complaint filed last August, the FTC argues that the...

Family sells The Ranger, other Wyoming papers to local woman

Jan. 10, 2022 17:35 PM EST

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A group of newspapers in Wyoming has been sold to a local businesswoman. Grace Andrus has purchased The (Riverton) Ranger, Lander Journal and Wind River News, along with the ADvertiser/EXTRA, from the Peck family, Publisher Steve Peck announced Friday. ...

Former Biden adviser Symone Sanders to host MSNBC show

Jan. 10, 2022 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC has hired Symone Sanders, former aide to President Joe Biden and spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris, to host shows on its television and streaming services. The announcement Monday continues the trend of political veterans jumping to cable news,...

Rex Rust, co-president of Rust Communications, dies

Jan. 07, 2022 17:45 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Rex Dearmont Rust, co-president of the Missouri-based media company Rust Communications, has died. He was 52. The company's flagship newspaper, the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, reported that Rust died Thursday evening after a yearlong battle...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 07, 2022 13:39 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Fake vaccine quote circulates after...

New York Times buys sports site The Athletic for $550M

Jan. 06, 2022 18:27 PM EST

The New York Times Co. is buying sports news site The Athletic for $550 million, the latest move in its strategy to expand its audience of paying subscribers as the newspaper print ads business fades. The Times, unlike many local news outlets, has thrived in the past several years....