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Q&A: Nick Cannon on talk show, overcoming backlash last year

Sep. 23, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Nick Cannon faced heavy criticism for his anti-Semitic remarks last year, he initially thought about stepping away from his lucrative TV host and producer career for good. Cannon fell into a deep depression that felt like he was “stuck in...

Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

Sep. 23, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president’s false claim that he lost because of fraud. ...

US court revives suit against Facebook over TV host's image

Sep. 23, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a Philadelphia newscaster’s lawsuit against Facebook over the unauthorized use of her image in advertisements for dating sites and sex-related products that ran on the site. A divided panel concluded that...

Virginia companies settle false claims, kickback allegations

Sep. 23, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia companies have agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle allegations that they received kickbacks linked to federal government contracts reserved for certain small businesses, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday Acting...

Oregon school board won't fire teacher refusing to wear mask

Sep. 23, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — A school board in Redmond, Oregon, has rejected a district recommendation to fire a teacher for refusing to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Redmond board members were told this was the first time an...

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

Sep. 23, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Broadway show, starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after exaggerating...

GBH News names executive editor to oversee content

Sep. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — GBH News in Boston has hired an award-winning journalist with a background in public media to oversee news content and editorial strategy across all platforms, management announced Thursday. Lee Hill will take over as executive editor in mid-November. ...

Ryder Cup media back US team by narrower margin than bettors

Sep. 23, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A decidedly unscientific poll of 20 journalists at this week’s Ryder Cup — 10 from each side of the Atlantic Ocean — agree with the betting public that the U.S. team will wrest back the gold trophy at Whistling Straits. But the margin — 11-9 in favor of the...

For one night, TV comics focus their shows on climate change

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sewage treatment, sea turtles and a depressing condom ad all came up when late-night television hosts united for one night to turn their comic lenses to climate change. Eight late-night hosts devoted a portion of their programs Wednesday and early...

Bull that escaped Long Island farm captured after 2 months

Sep. 23, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) — A bull that escaped from a farm on Long Island and eluded searchers for two months has been captured, authorities said Thursday. The 1,500-pound (680-kilogram) bull, nicknamed Barney or Barnie, was corralled late Wednesday by staff from Skylands...