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Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

Sep. 17, 2020 3:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this nation that’s hooked on watching good old TV. Good timing. The series’ heroine is based on a muckraking real-life reporter, Isoko Mochizuki, who has...

FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook waves after speaking at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. Cook has forged his own distinctive legacy. He will mark his ninth anniversary as Apple’s CEO Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 -- the same day the company will split its stock for the second time during his reign. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Apple CEO Tim Cook is fulfilling another Steve Jobs vision

Aug. 24, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, was a tough act to follow. But Tim Cook seems to be doing so well at it that his eventual successor may also have big shoes to fill. Initially seen as a mere caretaker for the iconic franchise that Jobs built before his 2011 death, Cook...

4 Indiana cities sue Netflix, Hulu for unpaid franchise fees

Aug. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Four Indiana cities are suing video streaming services, including Netflix and Hulu, seeking to require them to pay the same franchise fees to local governments that cable companies must pay. The class-action lawsuit filed this month argues that major video streaming services must...

FILE -- This May 2, 2019 file photo shows lawmakers meet on the floor of the state House of Representatives at the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. Attorneys argued before the Hawaii Supreme Court over how much lawmakers should allow the public to weigh in on legislation as laws are being drafted and voted on. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii top court hears arguments over 'gut and replace' laws

Aug. 5, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Attorneys argued before the Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday over how much lawmakers should allow the public to weigh in on legislation as laws are being drafted and voted on. The justices listened to lawyers over a video link that was streamed live on YouTube. They were considering a...

FILE - The front entrance to the currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement for a shortened theatrical window, with the studio's films playing for a minimum of just 17 days in cinemas. The agreement repaired a rift between AMC and Universal brought on by the on-demand release of

AMC, Universal agree to shrink theatrical window to 17 days

Jul. 28, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement to shorten the exclusive theatrical window to just 17 days for the studio's films. The standard window of theatrical exclusivity typically runs about 90 days....