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Why the AP wants the Sandy Hook 911 calls

By William J. Kole, New England bureau chief, The Associated Press BOSTON – It’s journalism’s dirty little secret: Just because we have information doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to use it. When The Associated Press asked officials in Newtown, Conn., for the tapes of 911 calls made during last December’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary […]

Conn. board sides with AP over release of Rip Torn mug shot

By Stephanie Reitz, reporter, AP Hartford, Conn. bureau A hearing officer for the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission has recommended a ruling in favor of The Associated Press in its complaint against the Connecticut State Police, which rejected the AP’s request for actor Rip Torn’s mug shot after his arrest earlier this year.