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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — National security adviser Jake Sullivan. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Fiona...

New 'North Woods Law' season has animal encounters, searches

Jun. 19, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multi-day pursuit to rescue a goose with a plastic six-pack ring around its neck and the investigation of an abandoned barrel possibly related to a 20-year-old cold case are among the adventures for New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers in a new season of...

Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

Jun. 19, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series. James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher was well known among die-hard softball fans, but she introduced herself to a national audience by throwing a...

Chlorine shortage: Cities ask people to reduce water use

Jun. 18, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Lake Oswego and Tigard in Oregon and Anacortes in Washington are among the communities asking residents to reduce water use during a chlorine shortage. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the chemical used in small amounts by water...

Governor: GOP pick for public broadcasting brings 'balance'

Jun. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is defending his appointment of a Republican Party operative to a public broadcasting oversight board, saying it will bring “balance” and “diversity.” “I do believe there ought to be diversity to that...

Recall effort against second Oregon state GOP senator

Jun. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A second Republican in the Oregon Senate is facing a recall effort after showing up to oppose a gun-control bill earlier this year. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that this week a Mount Vernon resident named Patrick Kopke-Hales initiated a...

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Jun. 17, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence. Smiley, who continues to deny the claims of unwanted sexual behavior that led PBS to drop...

Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

Jun. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

A British research company may have discovered a magic number for American media consumers — and it's seven. That's seven streaming services, paid or free, that consumers are willing to subscribe to before the hassle of keeping track of log-ins and passwords just...

GOP operative's pick for broadcasting board prompts concern

Jun. 15, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's nomination of a Republican Party operative to a public broadcasting oversight board has prompted concern about the appointee's credentials and whether the GOP governor will use his political muscle to fill multiple expired seats. ...

Mings hopes taking a knee informs critics like UK minister

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — Taking a knee has now pitted a British government official against the England team in their campaign against racial injustice. Home Secretary Priti Patel has directly opposed players taking part in the anti-racism gesture before games at...