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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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  • Vietnam War Architect Robert McNamara Dies at 93

    Vietnam War Architect Robert McNamara Dies at 93
    WASHINGTON - Robert S. McNamara, the secretary of defense vilified for his role in escalating the Vietnam War, a disastrous conflict he later denounced as "terribly wrong," died Monday. He was 93. Namara died at 5:30 a.m. at his home, his wife Diana...
  • Robert S. McNamara, Defense Chief during Vietnam War, Dies

    Robert S. McNamara, Defense Chief during Vietnam War, Dies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense vilified for his role in escalating the Vietnam War, a disastrous conflict he later denounced as "terribly wrong,'' died Monday. He was 93. McNamara died at 5:30 a.m. at his home,...
  • McNamara, defense secretary during Vietnam War, dies

    WASHINGTON — Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense who was vilified for prosecuting America's most controversial war and then devoted himself to helping the world's poorest nations, died Monday. He was 93. McNamara died at 5:30 a.m....
  • Wallet stolen in 1982 found in NYC tree; $20 gone

    Money doesn't grow on trees, but a tree-care supervisor in New York City's Central Park found an old wallet inside a dead one. The blue leather wallet had been stolen by a pickpocket 27 years ago. It was found in the hollow of a dying cherry tree. It was...
  • Southwest Checks Planes After Hole Forces Landing

    Southwest Checks Planes After Hole Forces Landing
    DALLAS -- Federal safety officials are investigating how a foot-long hole opened in the top of a Southwest Airlines jet, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Charleston, W. Va. The Boeing 737 jet lost pressure in the cabin, but no one was...
  • Parents Sue Day-care Center Over Tot's Death

    Parents Sue Day-care Center Over Tot's Death
    A 3-year-old girl who was left in a sweltering van for six hours tried unsuccessfully to get out before she died on July 1, according to a lawsuit filed by her parents. Betty McElveen and Melvin Vasquez want Wanda's Kids World, owners Wanda and William...
  • 8 U.S. Troops Killed in Attack on Outposts in Afghanistan

    8 U.S. Troops Killed in Attack on Outposts in Afghanistan
    KABUL -- Militant fighters streaming from an Afghan village and a mosque attacked a pair of remote outposts near the Pakistani border, killing eight U.S. soldiers and as many as seven Afghan forces in one of the fiercest battles of the eight-year war....
  • Michael Vick's federal sentence ends

    Michael Vick's federal sentence ends
    Suspended NFL star Michael Vick ended his federal dogfighting sentence Monday, freeing him to lobby for a return to the field. Vick's attorney Lawrence Woodward told The Associated Press outside Vick's Hampton home that the former Atlanta Falcons...
  • 6 Killed In Bloody Rampage

    6 Killed In Bloody Rampage
    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee man beat an acquaintance to death in Alabama before continuing his rampage across the state line some 30 miles north, where he killed his wife, three of her relatives and a neighbor, authorities said Monday. The first...
  • Same-name couple to wed after Facebook meeting

    Same-name couple to wed after Facebook meeting
    This October, Kelly Hildebrandt will vow to share her life with a man who already shares her name. This is no joke. Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt, 20, and Kelly Carl Hildebrandt, 24, expect just over 100 guests at a ceremony at the Lighthouse Point Yacht &...
  • Cronkite To Be Buried In Mo. After NYC Funeral

    Cronkite To Be Buried In Mo. After NYC Funeral
    Walter Cronkite's final resting place will be next to his late wife in Missouri, where the two first met, his chief of staff said Saturday. The 92-year-old former CBS anchorman died Friday at his Manhattan home of disease involving blood vessels in the...
  • Lawyer: Burress Will Testify At Grand Jury

    Lawyer: Burress Will Testify At Grand Jury
    Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will testify before the grand jury that is investigating weapons charges against him, his lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Benjamin Brafman said Burress would testify at 10 a.m. Wednesday. "He's going to...