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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 23, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Rep. Louis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; Tom Bossert, former Trump homeland security adviser; Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children; David Miliband, president and CEO of International...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 22, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — To be announced. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and James Lankford, R-Okla. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. ___ CNN's "State of the Union" — Sens....

Give up after scandals? Television history shows otherwise

Jun. 22, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Say this about TV creators in 2018 — they don't give up easily. Three current shows — "Roseanne," ''Transparent" and "House of Cards" — have been crippled by scandal, but each plans to continue without their disgraced stars. "The bottom line is fundamentally money,"...

Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and pundit, dies

Jun. 22, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, has died at age 68. His death was announced...

Ethiopia unblocks more than 200 websites as reforms continue

Jun. 22, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says it has unblocked 246 websites and TV channels in the latest reform under its new prime minster, whose chief of staff says "freedom of expression is a foundational right." Chief of staff Fitsum Arega announced the news on Twitter as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

Jun. 22, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of "Last Week Tonight" and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country's crackdown on human rights. Attempts to send posts...

Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, has died

Jun. 21, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, died Thursday. He was 68. His death was announced...

Fox News Channel chides rivals for not airing Trump speech

Jun. 21, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is not content simply to televise President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally. The network is compelled to point it out when its rivals don't. Fox's onscreen message during Trump's speech on Wednesday night is the latest example of how formerly little-noticed news...

Days after buying Time Warner, AT&T launches new TV service

Jun. 21, 2018 6:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating television networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. The WatchTV service, a cable-like package of more than 30 TV channels delivered over the internet, is an example of the "skinny bundles" coming from telecom and...

Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

Jun. 21, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel. When Tropical Storm Alberto struck the...