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The Associated Press

The Associated Press
The Associated Press is the largest news-gathering organization in the world, disseminating news stories, photographs, graphics, audio and video.

Operating as a not-for-profit cooperative and based in New York City, the AP is owned by 1,500 daily newspaper members in the United States. Its mission is to be a global news network. The AP has more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 bureaus throughout the world. Founded in 1846, the AP considers itself to be the world's most trusted independent news source.

The cooperative, running in a 24-hour news cycle, helps members distribute their stories and other content to other members and also picks up member stories for i...
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The Associated Press is the largest news-gathering organization in the world, disseminating news stories, photographs, graphics, audio and video.

Operating as a not-for-profit cooperative and based in New York City, the AP is owned by 1,500 daily newspaper members in the United States. Its mission is to be a global news network. The AP has more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 bureaus throughout the world. Founded in 1846, the AP considers itself to be the world's most trusted independent news source.

The cooperative, running in a 24-hour news cycle, helps members distribute their stories and other content to other members and also picks up member stories for its use. It distributes content to 121 countries and in four languages. The AP has won 49 Pulitzer Prizes in reporting and story-telling and 30 for photography.
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  • A Word, Please: Solving the case of the missing apostrophe

    Somewhere out there, in the teachers' lounge at a teachers college, people are chatting and laughing and sipping coffee — blissfully unaware that they're living exhibits in the Weird Punctuation Hall of Fame. The weirdness comes courtesy of a...
  • Seve Ballesteros dies at 54; audacious Spaniard won five major golf titles

    Seve Ballesteros dies at 54; audacious Spaniard won five major golf titles
    Seve Ballesteros, the dashing, audacious force of golfing nature who zoomed from a fishing village in northern Spain to five major titles, No. 1 in the world and a pioneer's role in golf's European surge of the 1980s, died early Saturday. He was 54....
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger dies at 80; former secretary of State

    Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
  • Reports: NBA Players Association prepares for a lockout

     
    The NBA players' association executive director spoke to the Associated Press and Yahoo! Sports today and told both the union is preparing for the potential of a lockout. From the AP story: NEW YORK — Insisting that the NBA's financial projections...
  • Pets feel fallout from oil spill

     
    Wildlife aren’t the only animals affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A trickle-down effect has touched domestic animals, too. In St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, where many BP workers live, pets have gone by the wayside as economic...
  • Oregon man says FBI was behind his torture in Abu Dhabi [Video]

     
    An Oregon man is seeking asylum in Sweden, saying that he was tortured while in the United Arab Emirates by interrogators who were in league with the FBI as it tried to investigate a Portland mosque....
  • Al Sharpton's ties to Trayvon Martin case beset MSNBC

     
    Al Sharpton is both a hands-on social advocate and a plain-speaking MSNBC talk-show host. But now some critics are wondering where one job ends and the other begins. Sharpton, a longtime civil rights activist, is taking a leading role in the controversy...
  • Clashes continue as Formula 1 CEO calls Bahrain 'peaceful'

     
    Clashes between protesters and police continued in Bahrain on Friday just after the country was deemed safe for a flashy automobile race by the event's chief executive, who insisted that the Persian Gulf nation was quiet and peaceful. Bahrain has grappled...
  • Hostages killed in Nigeria before rescuers reach them

     
    A Briton and an Italian held hostage by suspected terrorists for 10 months are killed by their kidnappers in Nigeria before a rescue operation can reach them, British Prime Minister David Cameron says. An Islamic militant group is suspected....
  • North Korea threatens retaliation for scrapping of food aid

     
    North Korea on Tuesday answered world condemnation of its recent rocket test with defiance, threatening "retaliatory measures" if the United States fails to deliver food aid it canceled after the failed launch. The U.N. Security Council on Monday...
  • Berenstain Bears co-creator Jan Berenstain has died

     
    Jan Berenstain, co-author of the Berenstain Bears books for kids, has died at age 88....