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With Little Hesitation, Struggling News Outlets Accept Federal Aid

Ravaged by the pandemic, newspapers have taken millions in Paycheck Protection Program loans. Editors and publishers say they see no real conflict of interest.
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Staff furloughs underway at UK radio stations

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been put in place for a number of staff at various radio groups in the UK. Nation Broadcasting, CCUK (Communicorp) and Bauer Media are just some of the companies who have told staff this week not to work for the foreseeable future. Nation Broadcasting tells RadioToday: “With a significant decline in short term revenues we have introduced a number of measures to protect our people and the business during this ongoing emergency situation whilst recognisi...
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Man arrested in random killing of Christmas tree farmer

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the killing of a beloved Maine farmer that shook the community where he has been a fixture for decades, police said. James Pearson, an 82-year-old retired teacher, was killed in the front yard of his Scarborough home Sunday morning in an attack that […]
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Americans steadfastly divided over impeachment as vote nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to take a historic vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the American public is following along, steadfast in its views. Many polls since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 show that Americans are closely divided […]
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Venezuelan politicians resort to the virtual lawmaking

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela who say they fear persecution by President Nicolas Maduro’s government can now cast their votes though the cloud, the National Assembly decided Tuesday. The opposition-led congress adopted a rules change that allows its members to virtually cast their votes and participate in debates. They can now participate […]
Tags: News, Nation, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Caracas, Venezuela AP


Mayor: Schools official who called Jews ‘brutes’ should quit

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor on Tuesday said a school board member should quit over comments she made about the shooting at a kosher market referring to Jews as “brutes” and questioning whether the attackers had a point to make in attacking Jews. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted that Board […]
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8 killed in Mexico shootout between National Guard, suspects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Guard said seven gunmen and one of its officers died in a shootout Tuesday in the north-central state of Guanajuato. A second officer was wounded. Authorities said the suspects opened fire on a National Guard patrol on a highway near the city of Irapuato and the officers returned fire. […]
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Canadian lab test provider pays ransom to secure hacked data

TORONTO (AP) — Lab test provider LifeLabs said Tuesday that it paid a ransom to secure data for Canadians that was stolen in a data breach in late October. Hackers also obtained personal information of an unknown number of the company’s 15 million Canadian customers, who are primarily in Ontario and British Columbia. The information […]
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NTSB: Icy conditions during deadly South Dakota plane crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The pilot and a passenger of a small plane that crashed after taking off from a small South Dakota airport on Thanksgiving weekend, killing nine of 12 members of an Idaho family who were on board, spent three hours clearing snow and ice from the aircraft before departure, the National […]
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AP Photos: Cadet ball revives imperial Russia’s splendor

MOSCOW (AP) — Military school students from across Russia lined up to dance Tuesday at an annual cadet ball in Moscow that blends patriotism with imperial-style grandeur. The organizers said that the fourth International Kremlin Cadet Ball also drew students from Belarus, Kazakhstan, and two regions of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists. Adolescent participants […]
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Honduras declares state of emergency in prison system

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras declared a state of emergency in its prison system Tuesday, suspending its civilian leaders and replacing them with a special commission led by military officers. The surprise move came four days after the slaying of Pedro Ildefonso Armas, the director of Honduras’ maximum security prison. In October, Armas was chatting […]
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Delaware poultry processor to pay $420K for contamination

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware poultry processing company accused of contaminating surface and groundwater through the illegal disposal of wastewater and sludge has agreed to pay a $420,000 penalty and upgrade its wastewater system. The agreement and a proposed consent decree between state environmental officials and Mountaire Farms was filed in federal court on […]
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Chicago student pleads not guilty in IS computer coding case

Chicago (AP) — A Chicago college student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a terrorism charge accusing him of writing computer code that could help Islamic State bypass programs designed to block the movement’s propaganda from social media. Thomas Osadzinski, a 20-year-old DePaul University student, appeared calm at his brief arraignment in U.S. District Court in […]
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Alabama officer recovering from Thursday shooting

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was critically wounded in a shootout last week is showing signs of improvement, authorities said. Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker told news outlets Monday that Officer Samuel Yoh still has a long way to go until he’s healed, but he’s making progress. Police were answering a […]
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Some popular tax breaks renewed in big govt funding bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A raft of expired and expiring tax breaks, including deductions for mortgage insurance premiums, college tuition and large medical bills, would be renewed under a massive government-wide funding bill approved by the Democratic-controlled House. The action comes a few days before the second anniversary of passage of President Donald Trump’s massive 2017 […]
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US envoy in Ukraine set to leave after impeachment testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine will be leaving his post at the beginning of next year after a term convulsed by the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, two officials said Tuesday. William Taylor, who was brought in to replace the ambassador whose term was cut short by Trump in May, […]
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Ex-Texas cop pleads guilty to killing pregnant girlfriend

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — A former Texas police officer has admitted that he fatally shot his pregnant girlfriend, reversing his not guilty plea and bringing his capital murder case to a close just months before he was scheduled to go on trial. Ex-Austin officer VonTrey Clark will be sentenced to life in prison without parole […]
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11 senators ask Purdue Pharma not to give CEO a bonus

WASHINGTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma shouldn’t give its CEO a bonus next year as the company goes through bankruptcy and tries to settle 2,700 lawsuits over the opioid crisis, 11 U.S. senators said in a letter Tuesday. A bankruptcy judge approved the company’s plan to award bonuses to other employees earlier this month, […]
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Home of suspected ‘Golden State Killer’ sold in Sacramento

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — The home of a man suspected of being the notorious “Golden State Killer” was sold last month to a couple who intend to live there. Joseph DeAngelo’s 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath ranch home in Citrus Heights was sold for $320,000, a price near the bottom of the market for three-bedroom homes […]
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Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort hospitalized amid prison term

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been hospitalized while serving his federal prison sentence, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Manafort, who is serving more than seven years in prison after being convicted as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation, was moved to […]
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Breakthrough Entertainer: Ferreira’s 2019 has been surreal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbie Ferreira has been hearing countless variations on the word “breakthrough” applied to her role in HBO’s groundbreaking teen drama “Euphoria” ever since the series debuted over the summer. But the actress clearly isn’t tired of them. When Ferreira was asked when it meant to be named one of The Associated […]
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Rio de Janeiro mayor halts all payments amid budget crunch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella has suspended municipal treasury payments in the midst of a year-end budget crunch caused by debts for salaries of medical professionals. The measure halts all payments, including for suppliers and year-end salaries for municipal civil servants. City Hall issued the resolution after labor court […]
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Archaeologists in Greece find 3,500-year-old royal tombs

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. archaeologists have discovered two monumental royal tombs dating from about 3,500 years ago near a major Mycenaean-era palace in Greece’s southern Peloponnese region, the Greek culture ministry said Tuesday. A ministry statement said the dome-shaped roofs of both tombs near the Bronze Age palace of Pylos had collapsed during antiquity, […]
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Police: Marijuana Christmas gifts sniffed out at airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who may have been dreaming of a “green” Christmas found himself inside the gray walls of a Tennessee jail. According to court documents, state police caught Somphone Temmeraj, 57, with more than 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of marijuana disguised as Christmas gifts at Nashville International Airport on Monday, news […]
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No bond for ex-Mexico security official charged with bribery

DALLAS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered Mexico’s former top security official to remain held without bond in a Texas jail as he awaits trial for allegedly accepting a fortune in drug-money bribes for letting the notorious Sinaloa cartel operate with impunity. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was indicted on three counts of cocaine trafficking […]
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Affidavit: Kansas jail guard beat up handcuffed inmate

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A jail guard allegedly beat up a handcuffed inmate whose arm was being held by another deputy, according to an affidavit that led to criminal charges against the two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office employees. Sgt. David Toland and Deputy Marcus Johnson were charged last month, but details of the September […]
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5 years after detente with US, Cubans say hope has dwindled

HAVANA (AP) — At midday on Dec. 17, 2014, the sound of church bells echoed in Havana as presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro announced that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations and end nearly 60 decades of hostility. Five years later, it feels almost as if that historic moment never happened, […]
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Woman forced to remove hijab in jail settles for $120K

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota Muslim woman has received $120,000 to settle her lawsuit alleging she was forced to strip in jail and remove her hijab for a booking photo over a traffic offense, the woman and her attorneys said Tuesday. Aida Shyef Al-Kadi, of St. Louis Park, appeared with her attorneys at the Minneapolis […]
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Judge drops hate crime charge in student’s fatal stabbing

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a hate crime charge against a white man who stabbed a black college student to death at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus. But a jury trial will continue Wednesday for Sean Urbanski, 24, on a murder charge in the May 2017 […]
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Removed statues of Forrest, Davis given to Confederate group

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee nonprofit group has handed over statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, two years after they were removed from public parks in Memphis, officials said Tuesday. City of Memphis legal officer Bruce McMullen said the statues of Forrest and Davis […]
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