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Associated Press Properly Identifies The Hate Group Representing Kim Davis

The Associated Press properly identified Liberty Counsel -- the legal group defending Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis -- as an anti-LGBT hate group, in an all-too-rare example of a major news outlet accurately informing its audience...Show More Summary

Amtrak Train Derails in Vermont

An Amtrak train derailed in Vermont on Monday morning. While the Associated Press reports that at least four passengers have been hospitalized, the accident appears to be considerably less serious than Amtrak's last derailment, which killed eight people outside of Philadelphia in May.Train 55 — a southbound Vermonter, which runs... More »

Clinton’s “new” gun law proposal

Hillary Clinton is glomming on to the gun issue to try and rebuild her lead in her party’s primary race. According to the Associated Press, she’s hitting all of the same tired cliches that they’ve been spouting for a decade or more. Clinton has made strengthening gun laws a centerpiece of her presidential campaign, vowing […]

The Associated Press calls out Liberty Counsel for being a lying hate group

When the Associated Press is calling you out for being a lying hate group, you're a lying hate group.

Finding new language for space missions that fly without humans

Historically, human spaceflight was described using the words "manned" and "unmanned," but NASA has shifted to using gender-neutral words to describe human space exploration, even though the Associated Press has not. A recent discussion on Twitter among science writers and scientists highlighted some alternatives.

Alabama judges resort to segregation-era law to deny marriage licenses to gay couples

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative judges in the state of Alabama are resorting to a decades-old anti-civil rights law in order to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. According to the Associated Press, the state’s all-white legislature passed a law in 1961 that allowed judges to opt out of issuing marriage...

Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 31)

As Zachary Cofran pointed out when I shared this Nature news piece on archaeologists' return to Shanidar, the Iraqi National Museum needs an osteologist: Credit: Hadi Mizban/AP/Press Association ImagesThe skeleton of a Neandertal found at Shanidar Cave, displayed at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad. Show More Summary

College Football Rankings 2015: Week 6 Standings, Schedule and Predictions

A number of upsets rocked the college football landscape this past weekend, as four of the prior Top 10 teams in the Associated Press poll suffered losses. The Amway and AP rankings look drastically different ahead of Week 6. One point of agreement came in the form of the biggest riser. Show More Summary

Law firm representing Kim Davis designated ‘hate group’ by Southern Poverty Law Center

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Liberty Counsel, a law firm representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, has been termed as hate group for spreading false information by a nonprofit legal advocacy group, the Associated Press reported Sunday. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s senior official Mark Potok said that people at the firm...

Bruins defense scrambling to plug holes

17 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

There is no free fall in Westwood, though UCLA did drop from seventh to 20th in the Associated Press poll. The 38-23 loss to Arizona State on Saturday did not severely damage the Bruins' season. But it did underscore the need for defensive adjustments. Attrition has set in, and the Bruins are scrambling...

5 leading contenders for Liverpool manager’s job at Anfield

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Brendan Rodgers' sacking at Liverpool leaves owners Fenway Sports Group looking for their fourth manager in five years. Here Press Association Sport looks at the contenders. JURGEN KLOPP Undoubtedly the fans' favourite, the out-of-work former Borussia Dortmund manager's philosophies are seen by many as the perfect fit at Anfield but […]

BIAS OF ASSOCIATED PRESS SHINES THROUGH: While casually flipping through the Saturday edition of a l…

BIAS OF ASSOCIATED PRESS SHINES THROUGH: While casually flipping through the Saturday edition of a local paper, the Key West Citizen, I happened upon a short piece under the “Nation” section about Carly Fiorina, the title of which caught my eye: (as I’m sure it did many others) “Fiorina makes distortion of Planned Parenthood a centerpiece.” […]

Ed Feng's Week 6 College Football Playoff Standings Predictions

How would the College Football Playoff committee rank teams this week? Which four schools would make the playoff? We use analytics to make an educated guess on the committee rankings. The Associated Press poll provides a baseline for the Top 25 teams before the committee releases its first poll. Show More Summary

ESPN College GameDay Headed to Cal at Utah in Week 6

In news that underscores a crazy, unpredictable college football season, ESPN's College GameDay announced Saturday that it will travel next week to Cal at Utah. The Bears and Utes were both unranked in the preseason Associated PressShow More Summary

Ole Miss vs. Florida: How Rebels Loss Impacts AP Rankings, CFP Picture

The No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels got crunched, 38-10, by the 25th-ranked Florida Gators on Saturday night at The Swamp, which means the Rebels' run as rankings darlings could be over. Ole Miss steadily ascended up the Associated Press Top 25...Show More Summary

College football spotlight: Iowa shows a little bit of power

Only three teams from Power Five conferences entered Saturday with undefeated records yet not ranked in the Associated Press top-25 media poll — Iowa, Indiana and Kansas State. That will change today, when a new ranking is announced. Iowa, 5-0 for the first time since 2009, when the Hawkeyes won...

AP Exclusive: Afghan Taliban leader claims 'victory' in city

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban boasted in a phone call with The Associated Press on Friday that the group's three-day occupation of the northern city of Kunduz was a "symbolic victory" demonstrating the insurgents' strength, even as his fighters were fleeing under fire from Afghan government troops.

AP, NY Times Fail to Report Absence of Power, Kerry From Netanyahu UN Speech

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the United Nations. As described by George Jahn at the Associated Press, it was "an impassioned speech interspersed with bouts of dramatic silence." Jahn failed to report the absence of U.N. Show More Summary

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury: Updates on Hornets Guard's Shoulder and Return

Charlotte Hornets guard Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the team's preseason opener versus the Orlando Magic Saturday night, according to the Associated Press, via Continue for updates. Kidd-Gilchrist Leaves on Stretcher Saturday, Oct. Show More Summary

College Football Scores 2015: Week 5 Results and Top Stars for Top 25 Teams

The Big Ten teams at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 came out on top again this week, but the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans both faced brutal scares. In the early part of the day, it looked like the No. 2 Spartans would roll at home against Purdue, as they jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead. Show More Summary

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