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Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

Aug. 14, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 6-12

Aug. 14, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent," NBC, 11.04 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 8.21 million. 3. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 6.72 million. 4. "Celebrity Family Feud," ABC, 5.79 million. 5....

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 14, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 12, 2018: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Pocket City, Bobby Li 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Publishing 8. Grand...

The Latest: Italy authorities raise bridge death toll to 26

Aug. 14, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a bridge in Italy (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Italian authorities from the region of Liguria have raised to 26 the number of dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genoa. The region's updated the death toll late Tuesday on its Twitter feed,...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Aug. 14, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 12, 2018: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Deadpool 2 2. Avengers: Infinity War 3. Life of the Party (2018) 4. Ready Player One 5. Revenge 6. Rampage (2018) 7. A Quiet Place 8. Overboard (2018) 9. I Feel Pretty 10. Breaking In iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. A...

Will Tiger Woods be chosen for Ryder Cup?

Aug. 14, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

Tiger Woods is almost certain to be chosen to play in the Ryder Cup next month, and AP golf writer Doug Ferguson says it's likely Phil Mickelson will join him there as a captain pick. Ferguson told co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on PodcastOne Sports Now that the wild crowds that greeted Woods at the PGA...

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

Aug. 14, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as...

Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story

Aug. 14, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about Democrat Richard Cordray's complaint against a Republican group's ads, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Cordray wrote a 2013 op-ed in American Banker about the public availability of data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

Aug. 14, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. It was the second meeting between the two sides, and they agreed to continue their...

Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

Aug. 14, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand that the event be canceled. The Chinese government swiftly criticized the talk, saying...