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The Latest: Alcatraz occupier calls events a ‘day of smiles’

Nov. 20, 2019 2:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Native American takeover of Alcatraz Island (all times local): 11:55 a.m. About 150 people are now gathered at Alcatraz to mark the 50th anniversary of a takeover of the island by Native American activists. Original occupiers, friends, family...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nov. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 15: Fiction: 1. You Can Thank Me Later: A Novella by James Dommek, Jr., Josephine Holtzman, Isaac Kestenbaum, narrated by James Dommek, Jr. (Audible Original) 2. Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons by Ashli St. Armant, narrated by Bahni Turpin...

Beyond Netflix: Disney Plus joins the streaming fray

Nov. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Disney is throwing its hat into streaming Tuesday with the debut of its Disney Plus service. It is hoping the $7-a-month service, years in the making, will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series. There's a lot riding on the...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nov. 11, 2019 4:22 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 8: Fiction: 1. You Can Thank Me Later: A Novella by James Dommek, Jr., Josephine Holtzman, Isaac Kestenbaum, narrated by James Dommek, Jr. (Audible Original) 2. Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons by Ashli St. Armant, narrated by Bahni Turpin (Audible...

A Whole New World: Disney streaming debuts with hit brands

Nov. 11, 2019 1:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nov. 5, 2019 12:31 PM EST

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending November 1: Fiction: 1. You Can Thank Me Later: A Novella by James Dommek, Jr., Josephine Holtzman, Isaac Kestenbaum, narrated by James Dommek, Jr. (Audible Original) 2. Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons by Ashli St. Armant, narrated by Bahni Turpin (Audible...

Beyond Netflix: A look at what you get with new streamers

Oct. 30, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

Attention binge watchers: There's life beyond Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Streaming choices are about to proliferate with the debut of Apple TV Plus on Friday and Disney Plus in two weeks. HBO Max and Peacock arrive next year. With discounts and other incentives, consumers can sample them all to figure out which...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 29, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 25th: Fiction: 1. Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark by Stephanie K. Smith, narrated by Karla Crome (Audible Original) 2. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, narrated by Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, David Horovitch, James Wilby, Susan Wooldridge, Hannah...

Falcons players say Quinn remains steady despite 1-5 start

Oct. 16, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For the second straight season, an abysmal start has made the playoffs a distant dream for the Atlanta Falcons even before the midpoint of the season. That's bad news for coach Dan Quinn, who may have difficulty saving his job if he can't find a way to avoid a second straight...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Oct. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending October 11: Fiction: 1. Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark by Stephanie K. Smith, narrated by Karla Crome (Audible Original) 2. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, narrated by Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, David Horovitch, James Wilby, Susan Wooldridge, Hannah...