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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Top 25 football roundup: Auburn outlasts Alabama, ending Tide’s playoff hopes

Shaun Shivers scored on an 11-yard run with 8:08 left to put No. 16 Auburn ahead, and another failed field goal by No. 5 Alabama in the Iron Bowl wiped …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Gonzaga women just on the outside of Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll

The Gonzaga women are getting plenty of preseason respect, but not too much.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Top 25 football roundup: South Carolina stuns No. 3 Georgia

Israel Mukuamu returned the first of his three interceptions 53 yards for a touchdown and South Carolina took advantage of Jake Fromm’s four turnovers to beat No. 3 Georgia 20-17 …

AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming – but there are limits to their optimism.

News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open

News organizations are going to court in hopes of pulling back the curtain on Harvey Weinstein’s next court appearance in his sexual assault case.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone?

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Most memorable games of 2018 required working overtime

There was Alabama’s victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a hockey shootout.

He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s top male athlete of 2018

LeBron James has been selected as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the third time. In 2018, he continued to excel on the court, opened the “I …

Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP’s top 10 sports stories

Sports doctor Larry Nassar receives multidecade prison sentence after dozens of female athletes detail abuse; shake-ups at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee follow outrage over slow responses …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

How we voted: With one fewer top-10 win, Gonzaga – not Kansas – gets our nod for nation’s top ranking

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

President Donald Trump says he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.

Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Washington lawmakers must release public records when the public requests them, judge says

Legislators and their offices are subject to the law that requires them to release public documents, judge rules.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Attorney General says lawmaker records subject to disclosure

The Washington Attorney General’s office said Wednesday that state lawmakers are subject to the same rules of disclosure that cover other elected officials and employees at state agencies.

Poll: Americans pessimistic about Trump, country

President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017

Court rules for AP in reporter impersonation document fight

A federal appeals court has sided with reporters in a court fight over documents that began after an FBI agent pretended to be an Associated Press journalist while investigating bomb …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Hercules Mata’afa named AP’s Pac-12 Defensive Player of Year, earns first team recognition at DE and DT

Mata’afa led the conference with 9.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles-for-loss, but lost out on the Pac-12’s official Defensive Player of the Year award to Washington defensive lineman Vita Vea two …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Stanford’s Bryce Love, WSU’s Hercules Mata’afa top AP All-Pac-12 team

Stanford’s Bryce Love was named the AP’s All-Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year by unanimous vote, and also earned first-team honors at running back. Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa was named …

Judge dismisses Russian billionaire’s suit against AP

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against the Associated Press by a Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Richard Pyle, AP reporter of Vietnam War and much more, dies

NEW YORK – Reporter Richard Pyle, whose Associated Press career spanned a half-century of war, catastrophe and other indelible stories, died Thursday at age 83. He died at a hospital …

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

AP Exclusive: CEOs got biggest raise since 2013

The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a …

Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany

The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …

UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Pay for news? More than half of Americans say they do

A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

Earnings at the Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting …

Sally Buzbee named Associated Press executive editor

Sally Buzbee, a veteran journalist with deep experience in both U.S. and overseas news, has been named the new executive editor of the Associated Press.

UPDATED: Mon., April 18, 2016

Pulitzer Prize: News organizations take top prizes

“Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Serena Williams wins 3rd AP Athlete of Year award

Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins. Driven as ever, Williams won plenty this year. She …

Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

LONDON — Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.

National votes tallied locally

With white walls and desks full of computers, the nondescript room on the fifth floor of the Lincoln Building in downtown Spokane doesn’t particularly reflect its importance. It’s only used …

Citing ‘radical feminist themes,’ Vatican takes on nuns

The Vatican orthodoxy watchdog announced Wednesday a full-scale overhaul of the largest umbrella group for nuns in the United States, accusing the group of taking positions that undermine Roman Catholic …