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The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):10:15 p.m.Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.Bloomberg was scheduled...

Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals.Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos...

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn’t investigated

By MARK THIESSEN | February 21, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report.Clarice Hardy’s lawsuit claims the inaction...

Bloomberg News wrestles with coverage of candidate Bloomberg

By DAVID BAUDER | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Bloomberg News tried to thread the needle with a plan for covering a presidential campaign with company founder Mike Bloomberg as a candidate, its journalists are learning how hard that can be.Bloomberg's rise in the...

Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE | February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday.Bloomberg would...

2 top execs stepping down at publisher Tribune amid turmoil

By TALI ARBEL | February 18, 2020

Two top executives at newspaper publisher Tribune are stepping down as the company deals with its largest shareholder, a hedge fund known for cutting newsroom jobs, andgrapples with a decline in revenue as the print-ad business shrinks.The Chicago-based...

Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection

By TALI ARBEL and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | February 13, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — McClatchy, the publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to pay off debt while revenue shrinks because more readers and advertisers are going...

Judge orders open hearing on NFL team’s emails with church

By KEVIN McGILL | February 13, 2020

News outlets and the public will be able to attend a hearing next week in New Orleans on the confidentiality of emails between Roman Catholic officials and the city's NFL franchise concerning clergy sex-abuse scandals.A state judge in New Orleans ruled...

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

By TALI ARBEL | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.Judge Victor...

Amazon wants to question Trump over losing $10B contract bid

By MATT O'BRIEN | February 10, 2020

Amazon wants President Donald Trump to submit to questioning over the tech company's losing bid for a $10 billion military contract.The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump's interference...

AP news hub head Amanda Barrett named deputy managing editor

February 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Barrett, a longtime newsroom manager at The Associated Press with years of experience leading innovative journalism and driving the coverage of big stories, has been promoted to deputy managing editor, AP Executive Editor Sally...

Twitter shares jump on rise in user numbers, revenue

By The Associated Press | February 6, 2020

Shares in Twitter jumped Thursday after the social media company said revenue and user numbers exceeded forecasts in the latest quarter, though profit fell as expenses rose.The San Francisco-based tech company said that fourth-quarter net income fell...