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FILE - In this Friday, May 22, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif. California says churches can resume in-person services but the congregations will be limited to less than 100 and worshippers should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate. The state Department of Public Health released a framework Monday, May 25 for county health officials to permit houses of worship to reopen. Most have been limited to online and remote services since March, when Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order took effect to slow the spread of the coronavirus.. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool, File)

The Latest: Pentagon says Army reservist dies of COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pentagon says Army reservist dies of COVID-19. —...

This 2012 photo shows Charlie Evers holding the 1916 receiving transformer in Marion, Ohio. Evers, a legendary broadcaster, died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 85. A 2012 inductee into the Radio-Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Evers used his popularity as a radio host in the 1960s to create two enduring traditions. The first was Buckeye Chuck, Ohio's own weather-predicting groundhog, an animal named in his honor. The second was the Peanut Push, a Christmas fundraiser that involved pushing a peanut across Center Street with his nose. (Bill Sinden/The Marion Star via AP)

Marion station marks late Charlie Evers' long radio career

May. 26, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

MARION, Ohio (AP) — A Marion radio station is paying tribute this week to legendary broadcaster Charlie Evers, who died Sunday at 85. WWGH FM will revisit Evers' 65-year career through interviews and broadcasts of his old shows Wednesday through Friday. A 2012 inductee into the Radio-Television...

Networks, conferences delay announcing early-season games

May. 26, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — College football conferences and television networks have agreed to hold off on announcing start times for early-season games. CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports and their affiliated networks typically announce early game times for the Football Bowl Subdivision conferences on June 1. The two...

FILE - In this March 27, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy, left, receives a silver bowl from William J. Small, with station WHAS in Louisville, Ky., in a Washington ceremony. Small, representing the Radio-TV News Directors Association, presented the bowl at the conclusion of an

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

May. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from...

PGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match

May. 25, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV. Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity" attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in...

Northwest cherry crops facing disease and decreased harvest

May. 25, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cherry industry officials in Oregon and Washington state estimate a tree infection has substantially depleted the fruit for this year's harvest. The infection known as little cherry disease has chopped an estimated 40 million pounds (18 million kilograms) of cherries from the...

Spectrum sues Maine over prorated refunds when service ends

May. 24, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

Cable TV provider Spectrum is suing over a state law that goes into effect next month, requiring it to return a portion of a customer's month bill when service is discontinued. Spectrum Northeast and its parent, Charter Communications, contend its regional billing system is set up differently and that the new law...

West Virginians recover from addiction amidst a pandemic

May. 24, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For people in recovery from addiction, coronavirus can be particularly challenging. Take Ashley Temple — for the past several months the single mom of three has been working her way through the Rea of Hope recovery program in Charleston. “I was, you know, broken and...

An Indian family watches epic television series “Ramayan” at their home in Jammu, India May 18, 2020. The country’s public broadcaster last month revived the wildly popular series from the 80s and brought back to life for a captive audience under lockdown. Staying home under a lockdown as they wait for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic to pass, millions of Indians are turning to their Gods. Not in their prayer rooms, but on their televisions. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Reruns of religious dramas comfort Indians in dire times

May. 23, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Staying home under lockdown as they wait for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic to pass, millions of Indians are turning to their gods. Not in prayer rooms, but on TV. Seeking comfort in the certainty of the past, Indians are devouring reruns of popular Hindu religious dramas....

Esports find broader embrace during pandemic shutdown

May. 23, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — It was little surprise and ultimately hard to miss the boost in prominence esports, i.e. competitive video games, during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. After years building massive online audiences, esports has broadened its place in the modern mainstream...