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AP Customer Support/Help Desk
You should contact your AP Bureau Chief if you have concerns about your AP entitlements. If you cannot reach your Bureau Chief you should call 877-836-9477.
The most common is being sure your AP Webfeeds entitlements include AP Online categories.
AP Category "ANPA"
The AP category "ANPA - State" provides content from all 50 US states, not just the site's state. If the customer has the correct entitlements, their state contact will appear under "AP Online - APState- 'State abbr.'.
How often do my AP assets update?
Your Associated Press syndicated assets update every 15 minutes.