AP plans to move its NYC HQ in 2017

The Associated Press will relocate its global headquarters from midtown to lower Manhattan in early 2017, President and CEO Gary Pruitt told the news cooperative's staff. Pruitt said the decision enables AP to meet all its goals, including cost savings and remaining in Manhattan.

Pentagon manual concerns AP

New Defense Department guidelines allow commanders to punish journalists and treat them as "unprivileged belligerents" if they believe journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with the enemy. The guidelines have raised concerns that commanders would feel free to find fault with reporting — or that other governments might use the U.S. rules to mistreat reporters working on their soil.

AP sues DOJ for access to FBI records

The Associated Press is suing the U.S. Department of Justice over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer. AP joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to file the lawsuit on Thursday.

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