AP News

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A respected source of local and global news, you can trust this app to provide breaking stories and current events. The interface is highly visual and easy to navigate.

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App Overview

The Associated Press app can serve as your go-to source of news. The high-quality content and vast coverage is impressive. 


  • Top News
  • Sports
  • AP Radio
  • Entertainment
  • Big Stories
  • US News
  • World
  • Business
  • Oddities
  • Politics
  • Photo Gallery
  • Lifestyle
  • Technology
  • Video Gallery
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Science
  • Religion
  • Press Releases


  • Customize favorite categories
  • Local news
  • Main categories for ongoing big stories
  • Simple swipe navigation
  • Adjustable font size
  • Report news to AP


Select a news category from the vertical panel along the left side of the screen, or scroll vertically through top stories in the main panel. Touch the abbreviated article of interest to view the complete story.

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Instructional Ideas

This resource is useful in virtually any content area. It could be used for warm-up activities such as practice reading informational text, identifying rhetorical strategies, summarizing main ideas, learning about current events in particular sectors, to name a few. 

Classroom Considerations

While this tool is not designed for classroom use, it provides authoritative information in a user-friendly format with very discreet and limited advertising, and could be a great resource for high school classes. 

  • High-quality content
  • User friendly
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