Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 27 AP Style update

homicide, murder, manslaughter Homicide is a legal term for slaying or killing.Murder is malicious, premeditated homicide. Some states define certain homicides as murder if the killing occurs in the course of armed robbery, rape, etc.Generally speaking, manslaughter is homicide without … Continue reading

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March 7 AP Style update

mental illness Do not describe an individual as mentally ill unless it is clearly pertinent to a story and the diagnosis is properly sourced. When used, identify the source for the diagnosis. Seek firsthand knowledge; ask how the source knows. … Continue reading

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