- Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington Updated: Apr-30-16 11:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.
- Oldest Japanese-American newspaper faces possible closure Updated: Apr-30-16 11:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - The oldest Japanese-American newspaper could close in December unless it doubles its subscribers or raise about $500,000 in revenue.
- Winners announced in 2016 KAPB contest Updated: Apr-30-16 9:31 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Winners of the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters contest were announced April 30 in Louisville. The KAPB awards recognize outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. The KAPB college competition recognizes outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism.
- The Mountain Press in Sevierville appoints new editor Updated: Apr-30-16 5:03 pm
SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee - Rhonda Bletner is the new editor of The Mountain Press.
- New Mexico auditor orders study of contract awarding process Updated: Apr-30-16 2:39 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - State Auditor Tim Keller is calling for an audit of how New Mexico awards contracts.
- Papers at Little Rock, Hot Springs, Benton take top honors Updated: Apr-30-16 2:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Newspapers from Little Rock, Hot Springs and Benton have won top honors in the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association journalism contest for work done in 2015.
- Strahan-Ripa breakup isn't TV's first botched transition Updated: Apr-30-16 11:35 am
NEW YORK - "Live with Kelly and Michael" host Kelly Ripa emerged from her brief "strike" this past week on stronger footing, having extracted an apology from Walt Disney Co. officials for giving her little advanced word that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for "Good Morning America."
- Rochester newspaper moving out of longtime downtown home Updated: Apr-30-16 8:32 am
ROCHESTER, New York - The Democrat and Chronicle is ending its nearly 90-year run at its downtown Rochester office building.
- Ohio schools close over misinterpretation of video threat Updated: Apr-29-16 6:00 pm
ATHENS, Ohio - Six Ohio school districts closed on Friday while authorities investigated what turned out to be a misinterpretation of an anonymous video threatening the safety of "American students."
- TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud Updated: Apr-29-16 5:40 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he's a fraud. And he admits he's a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man.
- The Latest: Video threatening US students posted from Europe Updated: Apr-29-16 4:40 pm
ATHENS, Ohio - The Latest on a video threat connected to Ohio University (all times local):
- New Virginia voter registration form wins approval Updated: Apr-29-16 8:51 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The State Board of Elections has voted to overhaul Virginia's voter registration form to make it easier for residents to vote.
- Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing Updated: Apr-29-16 8:41 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka's new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.
- University of Memphis journalism students to cover Olympics Updated: Apr-29-16 4:31 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The University of Memphis says 14 of its journalism students will travel to Rio De Janeiro to cover the Summer Olympics.
- Blackie Sherrod, longtime Texas sports writer, dead at 96 Updated: Apr-28-16 8:48 pm
DALLAS - The East Coast had Red Smith. The West Coast had Jim Murray. Texas had Blackie Sherrod.
- Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview - and gets it Updated: Apr-28-16 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON - A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.
- FBI: 'Argument can be made' fake AP story broke rules Updated: Apr-28-16 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON - FBI officials say there's no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit.
- Iraqi authorities shut down Al Jazeera's Baghdad bureau Updated: Apr-28-16 1:19 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Al Jazeera Media Network says Iraqi authorities have shut down their bureau in Baghdad and banned its journalists from reporting in the country.
- Speaker invites India Prime Minister to address Congress Updated: Apr-28-16 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi (nah-REN'-drah MOH'-dee) of India to address a joint meeting of Congress on June 8.
- Turkish journalists sentenced over Charlie Hebdo cover Updated: Apr-28-16 11:22 am
ISTANBUL - A court in Istanbul on Thursday sentenced two journalists from a pro-opposition newspaper to two years in prison for publishing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's controversial cover featuring a Prophet Muhammad cartoon, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.
- Defense publisher leaving Hong Kong over safety concerns Updated: Apr-28-16 3:25 am
BEIJING - The publisher of a leading magazine on Chinese and regional defense issues says he's leaving Hong Kong out of concern he could be targeted by China's state security bodies, a further sign of how Beijing's growing presence is chilling the political atmosphere in the territory.
- SpaceX aims to send 'Red Dragon' capsule to Mars in 2018 Updated: Apr-27-16 4:47 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - SpaceX is shooting for Mars.
- Search to begin for Michael Strahan's successor on 'Live' Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 pm
NEW YORK - If finding a new partner for Kelly Ripa on her daytime talk show is anything like the process that led to Michael Strahan's hiring, it won't be quick.
- SW Idaho weekly to become publication of Idaho Press-Tribune Updated: Apr-27-16 2:16 pm
KUNA, Idaho - A weekly newspaper in the southwest Idaho town of Kuna will become a publication of the Nampa-based Idaho Press-Tribune.
- Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public Updated: Apr-27-16 12:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.