AP Top 25 college football poll kicks off 81st year

The AP Top 25, the longest-running college football poll of its kind, will begin its 81st year with the much-awaited preseason edition on Sunday, Aug. 21. It will mark the 66th year for the preseason rankings, selected by an expert panel of sports writers and broadcasters from AP-affiliated media around the country.

How data journalism tools unlocked mystery of campaign donations

When Arizona law enforcement reporter Jacques Billeaud wanted to find out where donations to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign were coming from, he wasn’t going to let an unsearchable PDF format get in his way.

New plight for Louisiana flood victims

The devastating floods in Louisiana have left at least 13 people dead, damaged an estimated 40,000 homes and affected more than 100,000 people. As waters recede, many residents will face a new plight: finding a place to live.

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