AP Metadata Services

AP News Taxonomy is a comprehensive classification system, including standardized subjects, people, organizations, geographic locations and more, all designed with news content in mind. Frequent updates ensure timeliness, and a rich network of semantic relationships between concepts enables creative solutions for content linking, search and discovery.

AP Tagging Service receives your news content and automatically enriches it with all the relevant metadata tags from the News Taxonomy. This smart service goes well beyond mere text extraction; it uses human-created semantic rules to understand your content and identify the most pertinent concepts and topics.

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AP Breaking News API

Build your own news delivery application with AP content, so that your users get AP breaking news directly from your application. AP Breaking News API allows your organization to retrieve a list of available breaking news categories and then request content for a specific category.

The AP Breaking News API currently offers AP Online headlines and stories. AP Online, available to our commercial customers, is a breaking news service that provides a selection of international and national news stories gathered by more than 240 AP bureaus around the world.

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Retrieve a category list.

Get content by category.

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API Console

Interact with AP's APIs. Discover, test and debug live calls.

API Console


Code Examples

Get a head start with code samples:

  • AP Content API (C#, Java, PHP, Python and PowerShell)
  • APMS (C# and Java, in the Developer's Guide)