AP spokesman Paul Colford just sent over this statement on the company's layoffs:

The 90 news department staffers being notified this week, along with earlier reductions in other departments, a voluntary retirement program last summer, a continuing hiring freeze and attrition, bring The Associated Press to its goal of a 10 percent reduction in the news cooperative's global payroll costs in 2009, as outlined by President and CEO Tom Curley last November.

Related: Our AP Layoff List will be updated even more by the end of the day.