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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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  • News, links and observations about Latin America

    Maradona suffers another health scare The soccer legend was hospitalized in Buenos Aires today after experiencing abdominal pains, doctors said. This was just two days after he was released following a two-week clinic stay for alcohol-related ailments....
  • Coast Guard deflects blame in Bay Area spill

    The Coast Guard said Friday that its radar systems could not have clearly shown that a cargo ship was about to collide into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and spill oil into the San Francisco Bay. The comments by Coast Guard spokesman Capt. Jim...
  • Cuban bassist Cachao dies; mambo pioneer

    Cuban bassist and composer Israel "Cachao" Lopez, who is credited with pioneering the mambo style of music, died Saturday. He was 89. Known simply as Cachao, the Grammy-winning musician had fallen ill in the past week and died surrounded by family...
  • Shakira's $3,000 bra

    Shakira's $3,000 bra
    Ever paid $3,000 for a bra? That's what one fan forked over for one of Shakira's bras. Another admirer shelled out $14,000 for the privilege of meeting the pop sensation and receiving front-row seats at a future show in Toronto. The two bids were among...
  • Matchbox twenty's guitarist steps in front of the mic

    Matchbox twenty's guitarist steps in front of the mic
    Paul Doucette's experience as one part of the hugely successful matchbox twenty taught him a little something about the break and repair method of music-making. Not too long ago, Doucette along with other band mates wondered if matchbox twenty would have...
  • NBC offers wide online access for Beijing

    NBC is making more than 2,200 hours of live competition from Beijing available online, giving Olympic junkies more action than they could ever devour in a day. After barely tipping its toe in the digital world during past Olympics, the network will...
  • Reports: Mariah Carey marries actor Nick Cannon

    Reports: Mariah Carey marries actor Nick Cannon
    Nick Cannon is cast as Mariah Carey's lover in her new video -- but has the superstar diva given the young actor a considerably bigger role in real life? According to several published reports, Carey, 38, married Cannon, 27, on Wednesday. Neither Carey's...
  • SeaWorld dolphin dies after colliding with another dolphin

    A 30-year-old female dolphin died Saturday at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove after colliding with another dolphin during an aerial stunt. Sharky was performing a jump for park visitors when she collided with the other mammal and died, said spokeswoman Becca...
  • 'American Idol' vet Frenchie Davis will have surgery

    'American Idol' vet Frenchie Davis will have surgery
    Frenchie Davis, the big-voiced " American Idol" contestant who found success on Broadway in "Rent," will undergo surgery to remove a vocal cord polyp. Davis said she's eager to take care of the condition that's begun to cause tiredness and hoarseness...
  • Schwarzenegger replaces Eastwood, Shriver on parks commission

    Here are two guys who didn't see it coming when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger terminated them: his own brother-in-law, Bobby Shriver, and actor-director Clint Eastwood. The governor dropped Shriver and Eastwood from a state parks commission where both had...
  • Counter Coulter

    But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack. So I've learned my lesson. If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed...
  • Obama defeats Clinton in Wyoming caucuses

    Sen. Barack Obama captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses today, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's presidential nomination. Obama generally has outperformed Clinton in...