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  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:18 am
  • MEXICO CITY - His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

  • School district spent $43K suing Laramie newspaper 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:31 pm
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The Albany County school district says it spent $43,000 on legal fees in a lawsuit against the Laramie Daily Boomerang over access to records of an employee survey.

  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:43 pm
  • NEW YORK - Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

  • Newspaper company buys 2 Tucson publications 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:28 pm
  • TUCSON, Arizona - The owner of the East Valley Tribune is buying two Tucson publications from Wick Communications in a deal that expands the company's publishing footprint in southern Arizona.

  • Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:13 pm
  • DENVER - Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen.

  • Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:37 pm
  • NEW YORK - The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

  • Public, media barred from theater shooting hearing 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:49 pm
  • DENVER - For the second time, the media and other members of the public will be barred from a pretrial hearing in the Colorado theater shooting case.

  • Weibo shares jump in market debut 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:46 pm
  • Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.

  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:10 pm
  • PEORIA, Illinois - Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria's mayor have raided a home, seizing computers and phones and hauling several people in to be questioned.

  • Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 pm
  • CHICAGO - Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region, overseeing the AP's journalism in 14 states in middle America.

  • Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:46 pm
  • MOSCOW - Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage from other developing news stories, including the attempted raid on a Ukrainian national guard base.

  • Kansas Regents stick with social media policy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:44 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Board of Regents will consider adding language on free speech to its social media policy, but will not fundamentally change the rules, following criticism that the policy gives administrators too much power to fire or discipline employees for postings on Twitter and other outlets.

  • Denver TV in Southwest Colorado gets complicated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:28 am
  • DURANGO, Colorado - Southwest Colorado's plea for Denver TV broadcasts is getting more attention in Washington.

  • 5 newspapers suspended in Ivory Coast 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:28 am
  • ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Five Ivory Coast newspapers whose publications have been temporarily suspended are denouncing the measure.

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • PHUKET, Thailand - Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

  • San Diego teen arrested in social media threats 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:04 am
  • SAN DIEGO - San Diego police say a 17-year-old student has been arrested on suspicion of making threats via social media against a charter school teacher in Point Loma and a middle school in Clairemont.

  • Israel arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:55 am
  • JERUSALEM - Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

  • Journalist to deliver lecture at Okla.'s NSU 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:44 am
  • TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - A journalist and author who previously worked as a speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is delivering an annual lecture at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

  • German media boss says he's scared of Google 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:38 pm
  • BERLIN - The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.

  • Perelman may back union bid for Philly newspapers 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:04 pm
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware - Philadelphia newspaper employees hope to mount a bid in the latest sale of their company with help from local philanthropist Raymond Perelman, the papers' union chief told a judge Wednesday.

  • New Los Angeles newspaper hits the streets 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:46 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A new daily newspaper has hit the streets of Los Angeles.

  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

  • Fox News to premiere 'Outnumbered' on April 28 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Fox News Channel says it's launching a weekday program called "Outnumbered," featuring four female panelists and one male panelist.