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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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  • Malcolm Browne dies at 81; journalist took burning monk photo

    Malcolm Browne dies at 81; journalist took burning monk photo
    Of the foreign journalists who had been alerted to a shocking political protest against South Vietnam's U.S.-supported government, only one — Malcolm Browne of the Associated Press — arrived in June 1963 to document it. His photos of Buddhist...
  • U.S. hikers who were held in Iran are married in California

     
    Two American hikers once imprisoned for spying in Iran were married Saturday in Northern California, The Associated Press is reporting. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were married about 4 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location, the wire service reported....
  • Photos: Military display kicks off Independence Day celebration in Mexico

     
    President Felipe Calderon presided over a spectacular patriotic cermony at Mexico's central military college to kick off the Independence Day festivities of September 16. The "Thoughts on the Homeland" ceremony at the Heroic Military College in southern...
  • Proposition 36 on three strikes law passes, AP says

     
    Proposition 36, placed on the ballot in hopes of reducing prison overcrowding and preventing what proponents view as unfair sentences for minor crimes, has passed, according to the Associated Press. Backers pointed to thousands of California prison...
  • Proposition 35, on human trafficking, passes, per AP

     
    Proposition 35, an effort to increase prison sentences and fines for human traffickers, has passed, according to the Associated Press. A long list of prosecutors, law enforcement officials and politicians endorsed the measure. More than $2 million from...
  • Munger’s Proposition 38 fails, according to AP

     
    Voters have rejected Proposition 38, a tax hike to raise money for schools, according to the Associated Press. The measure was created by Pasadena civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, daughter of Berkshire Hathaway executive Charles Munger. Her ideas on...
  • Voters approve Brown's tax measure, Proposition 30, AP says

     
    California voters have approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s measure to temporarily increase the state sales tax by a quarter-cent and income taxes on the wealthy by 1% to 3%, according to the Associated Press....
  • California Democrats emerge more powerful after election

     
    Democrats, already the dominant political force in California, are only getting more powerful in the Golden State. From ballot measures to state legislative races, voting results available Wednesday morning showed the balance of power in the Capitol...
  • Prop. 40, on state Senate districts, passes, per AP

     
    Proposition 40, a referendum to uphold newly drawn state Senate districts, has passed, according to the Associated Press. Passage means the boundaries drawn last year stand. The measure was the least controversial one on the ballot. Even the Republican...
  • Chevron fire: Investigators probe possible pipe corrosion

     
    Federal investigators probing a fire at a major Chevron oil refinery in Northern California are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe that underwent inspection late last year but was never replaced....
  • Worker who refused to perform CPR on leave from senior center

     
    The parent company of a Bakersfield senior living facility where a staff member refused to perform CPR said the employee is on voluntary leave while the case is being investigated, the Associated Press reported....