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Belmont Park to host entire fall meet on site

Sep. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park's entire 37-day fall meet will be run at the venerable track instead of having a portion of it at Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association said Thursday that the current construction site preparation for the New York Islanders' new arena at Belmont Park is having less impact...

DreamWorks, Shanghai studio hope 'Abominable' suits China

Sep. 19, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

For the new animated movie "Abominable," bringing a big city in China to life with accuracy means that even the trash has to look right. Chinese animators collaborating with DreamWorks animators urged them to dump metal trash cans from backdrops because "we don't have metal trash cans." "It took nights and...

Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down

Sep. 14, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday. Its future is unclear. Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, said Friday in a release that it was interrupting...

Disney CEO departs Apple's board with video showdown looming

Sep. 13, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger's departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became...

Markets Right Now: Tech leads stocks higher on Wall Street

Sep. 11, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street as investors welcomed China's move to exempt some U.S. products from a recent round of tariffs. Technology, health care and communication services stocks powered much...

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

Sep. 11, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It...

In 'Women Make Film,' a 14-hr epic of an overlooked history

Sep. 10, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The length of Mark Cousin's 14-hour documentary "Women Make Film" is itself a statement. The work of female filmmakers throughout cinema history is too rich and too vast for anything less. Cousins' epic film, which has been playing throughout the Toronto International Film Festival, is not a...

Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Sep. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It...

Lawyer: John Hinckley interested in music industry job

Sep. 10, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is interested in getting a job in the music industry, possibly in California, his lawyer said at a court hearing in Washington on Tuesday. John Hinckley Jr., 64, lives in Virginia and was not present at the hearing. A prosecutor...

The Latest: Analyst calls Apple TV Plus price 'show stopper'

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple product event (all times local): noon One analyst says Apple's $5-a-month price for its new Apple TV Plus streaming service is a "shot across the bow" to Netflix and Disney as competition heats up. Apple announced the price and a Nov. 1 launch date at an event...