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The Los Angeles Times building is seen in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire, struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper's quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
February 08, 2018 - 1:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Times found a local savior in a biotech billionaire willing to buy the storied newspaper from a corporation half a continent away, but the change of ownership brings its own set of questions and uncertainty. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong agreed to pay $500...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, pharmaceuticals billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong waves as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. The Los Angeles Times is reporting its parent company is in talks to be sold to Soon-Shiong. The Washington Post first reported Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 that the sale was being negotiated by Tronc Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing. The Times then reported that the price was $500 million and would include the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chicago-based Tronc owns 10 U.S. newspapers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as "America's richest doctor," and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong also is a basketball fanatic who shoots hoops on a...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are remaining under the control of New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden for now. The WNBA team was put up for sale in November. An MSG executive confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Dolan's group has decided to keep the...
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January 31, 2018 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — A senior BBC journalist who quit her post to protest the gender pay gap says management is hurting the corporation's credibility by failing to address the issue. Carrie Gracie, the broadcaster's former China editor, says BBC managers have treated women who speak out about pay "as some...
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January 30, 2018 - 7:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Former "Doctor Who" star David Tennant has accepted an apology and damages from Rupert Murdoch's newspaper company over phone hacking by a now-defunct tabloid. Tennant is one of six people whose claims against News Group Newspapers were settled Tuesday at the High Court in London...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo Jim Kirk, publisher and editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, responds to a question at a news conference n Chicago. A spokeswoman for Los Angeles Times' parent company said Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, it plans to announce that Kirk will be named the newspaper's editor in chief. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast,File)
January 29, 2018 - 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another newsroom shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, veteran Chicago journalist Jim Kirk was named editor in chief Monday to replace Lewis D'Vorkin, whose short tenure was marked by clashes with staff. Kirk, 52, became the third top editor at the Times in less than six months...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Fox News chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch attends the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content. Murdoch, whose companies own The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the New York Post and other media properties, said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that publishers are "enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:40 am
LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Tuesday that 21st Century Fox's takeover of London-based pay TV company Sky is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch too much control over the country's news media. But they offered remedies that may pave the way for the deal go ahead...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, Margarita Simonyan, the head of the Russian television channel RT, listens to a question during her interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Simonyan, the head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year’s presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 22, 2018 - 3:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year's presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. Since the U.S...
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January 14, 2018 - 11:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reports that the owners of European fashion chain C&A are considering selling the company to a Chinese investor. Der Spiegel published a report online Sunday that cited unnamed company sources saying a deal is close to completion. C&A...
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This undated photo shows James M. Donna of The Associated Press. Donna, who over three decades served in an array of news and management posts with the news organization, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 after an illness of several weeks, his wife said. He was 71. (AP Photo)
January 10, 2018 - 3:37 pm
James M. Donna, who over three decades served in an array of news and management posts with The Associated Press, died Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. He was 71. Donna's wife, Pat Lukaszewska, said the cause of death was kidney and liver failure. Donna joined the AP at its Philadelphia...
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