AP Exclusive: Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America when he overheard someone say something that stopped him in his tracks:

"This is not good."

  • Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MICHAEL R. BLOOD , Associated Press

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting continued contraction in the newspaper industry and a stronger U.S. dollar that reduced the value of overseas sales.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Milestone on way to switching on world's biggest X-ray laser

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they've reached a milestone on the way to switching on the world's biggest X-ray laser, designed to capture images of structures and processes at the atomic level.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Georgetown University renames buildings for enslaved people

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University and the group of Catholic priests that founded the Washington, D.C. school have apologized for selling slaves in 1838 in order to raise money to pay off the college's debts.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS