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Final 2 competitive games help NBA Finals in ratings

Jun. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to the...

Nielsen's top programs for June 10-16

Jun. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 10-16. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals: Toronto at Golden State, Game 6, ABC, 18.76 million. 2. NBA Finals: Golden State at Toronto, Game 5, ABC, 18.6 million. 3. "America's Got Talent," ABC, 9.46...

Wisconsin CUB sees consumer, environmental fights converge

Jun. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As a wave of consumer activism swept the country in the 1970s, Wisconsinites formed the country's first statewide consumer advocacy group focused on utilities. This year marks Wisconsin Citizens Utility Board's 40th anniversary. Over the years, CUB's survival has depended on staying...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Additional parts of a taped interview with President Donald Trump; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.; Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. ___ CBS'...

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Jun. 14, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area....

Democratic contenders bash Fox News on Fox News

Jun. 14, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julian Castro is the latest Democratic presidential contender to follow the trend of criticizing Fox News Channel while appearing on the network for a town hall. The former Housing secretary's scolding of Fox on Thursday for its coverage of Hillary Clinton was mild compared to recent...

Trump doesn't commit to backing Pence for president in 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Vice President Mike Pence doesn't automatically have his backing should he mount his own run for the White House in 2024. Asked on Friday in an interview with Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" whether he would lend his endorsement to Pence in advance,...

TV weatherman who called out his employer is fired

Jun. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois broadcast meteorologist who was taken off television after criticizing an unpopular "Code Red" weather alert system has been fired, his former employer said. Joe Crain's dismissal was confirmed Thursday by Rob Ford, a spokesman for Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns...

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister...

Journalists beaten, arrested in northern Indian state

Jun. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Two policemen were suspended on Wednesday for beating a TV journalist and damaging his equipment after he reported on unlicensed vendors at a railroad station in northern India, a state government official said. It was the third incident involving journalists in Uttar Pradesh state in...