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Arkansas birth rate lowest in nearly two decades

Dec. 7, 2019 5:03 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK Ark. (AP) — According to health officials, people in Arkansas are having fewer babies. KATV reports the Arkansas Department of Health says the state last year had its lowest birth rate in at least 19 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports birth rates in the U.S. have hit...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 7, 2019 7:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Denny Heck, D-Wash.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.. ___ CBS'...

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech...

Nevada court adds bloggers to reporter source shield law

Dec. 6, 2019 7:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A blogger’s legal fight with a brothel owner who sits on a local lawmaking board has led to a Nevada Supreme Court ruling extending journalism shield law protection to online reporters as well as newspaper, television and radio news gatherers. Sam Toll said Friday from his home in...

Ex-TV station bookkeeper gets prison for embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 5:30 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A longtime bookkeeper was sentenced to prison after admitting she embezzled over half a million dollars from a Southern Oregon television station, along with thousands from a relative with Alzheimer’s disease. The Mail Tribune reports Anne Knifong of Gold Hill was sentenced...

Northeastern Iowa school worker accused of sex with student

Dec. 6, 2019 1:31 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — An information technology employee at a northeastern Iowa public school district has been arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Joshua Brown, 29, of Lamont, turned himself in to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. Cedar...

November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

Clifford, everybody’s favorite big red dog, gets a reboot

Dec. 4, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Who’s your favorite big red dog? If you have one, chances are his name is Clifford. Scholastic Entertainment is rebooting the TV series about the giant dog with an equally large heart this week on Amazon Prime Video and PBS, the latter his home since the early aughts. The new show...

Wall builder who pitched to Trump on Fox wins $400M contract

Dec. 3, 2019 8:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher’s ambitious plan to win a border wall contract included what could be the next best thing to making a pitch directly to President Donald Trump himself — talking to him through his favorite cable TV channel, Fox News. And it just may have worked....

Governor appoints former news anchor to state senate seat

Dec. 3, 2019 5:52 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has appointed a former Rapid City TV journalist to fill a vacant state senate seat for the 2020 legislative session. Noem named Republican Helene Duhamel on Tuesday to the seat left vacant by Sen. Alan Solano, a Rapid City Republican who said he...