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AP Releases Breaking News: How The Associated Press has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else
New book gives a behind-the-scenes account of getting the news since 1846

* In April 2004, AP's Denise Grones and Antoinette Konz of the Hattiesburg American were covering a routine speech about the Constitution by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at a Mississippi high school. During the speech, a deputy federal marshal demanded they erase their digital recordings of the Justice's remarks. After AP and the American protested, Justice Scalia apologized in a letter to Grones saying, "In the future, I will make it clear that recording for use of the print media is no problem at all."

An exhibit highlighting the iconic photos and text from Breaking News will travel to major cities in the United States and abroad over the summer. It's available at bookstores, online booksellers and from the publishers at

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.