(TimeOutChicago) The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January.

In addition to the flagship Tribune, other company-owned papers cutting ties with the /wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=337927&type=image&TB_iframe=1&width=640&height=701166-year-old global news provider are the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia.

Under a separate agreement, the Los Angeles Times is expected to retain its AP membership.

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