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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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  • Sorry, AP, can't go along on "homophobia"

    The editors of the Associated Press Stylebook discourage the use of the word homophobia, and this is their explanation: "Phobia means irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness. In terms like homophobia, it's often speculation. The...
  • Hey, AP, maybe you could ban "suspect"

    I wrote last night about the misguided effort by the editors of the Associated Press Stylebook to discourage the use of the word homophobia. If the editors wanted to do something really useful, they would insert in the next edition an entry cautioning the...
  • Damn you, Sam Walton

    We're trying to plug a few gaps in our electronic dictionary, and one editor has suggested that we make sure that Walmart is on the list of objectionable words to be flagged, because the Associated Press Stylebook specifies Wal-Mart.  I pointed out that ...
  • Timeline of Ray Lewis' career

    Timeline of Ray Lewis' career
    When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known was that Lewis would become perhaps the greatest middle linebacker...
  • Stylebook conservatism

    As you may have read, the Associated Press decided this week that its writers are permitted to use husband and wife for same-sex couples, in those jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal. Should you not have read about it, I commend to your...
  • Jamal Lewis one of four players suing NFL over concussions

    Jamal Lewis one of four players suing NFL over concussions
    Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis is one of four ex-NFL players who are suing the league over brain injuries that they say have impaired their post-football lives, according to an Associated Press report. Lewis and Dorsey  Levens, Fulton...
  • Chesapeake Bay cleanup 'on track'

    Gov. Martin O'Malley declared Monday that Maryland is 98 percent of the way to reaching its short-term "milestone" for accelerating the state's efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay, while federal officials said all the bay watershed states generally...
  • Maryland to lose two Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores

    Maryland to lose two Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores
    The Associated Press is reporting that Macy’s Inc. will close nine underperforming stores nationwide:  five Macy’s and four Bloomingdale’s. Among the closures are Macy’s store in Laurel and the Bloomingdale’s in North...
  • Romney wins Maryland primary for GOP nomination

    Romney wins Maryland primary for GOP nomination
    Maryland Republicans pushed Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday, giving the former Massachusetts governor a double-digit margin of victory on a day when he also won in Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. With the sweep,...
  • All Irene-related power outages are restored, BGE says

    All Irene-related power outages are restored, BGE says
    Baltimore Gas and Electric says it has restored service to all customers who lost power due to Hurricane Irene, except for a few individual outages. "All Irene-related outages were restored by 11:30 p.m. last night," said BGE spokeswoman Linda Foy....
  • Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92
    Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced. A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
  • Hey, AP, wanna talk dictionaries?

    On my desk at The Sun and on my shelves at Loyola and home are copies of Webster's New World College Dictionary. As old as I am, the dictionary is in common use in newsrooms and is the reference dictionary for the Associated Press Stylebook. But back...