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McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims' fund

Jun. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to ensure that a victims' compensation fund never runs out of money. A group of first responders will meet Tuesday...

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Jun. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday night,...

Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden

Jun. 13, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden , is too mired in the past. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke , 46, and Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, have stepped...

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...

'Dorm chef' still cooking up culinary buzz

May. 26, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted reservations. Three years after graduation, the "dorm chef " is still cooking up culinary buzz. His club,...

New network TV shows compete with controversy for attention

May. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When broadcasters staged their annual, extravagant showcases for next season's shows, they were after media-buyers' hearts and wallets and headlines about, say, wooing award-winner Edie Falco for a police series or Jimmy Smits of "L.A. Law" fame back to a new legal drama. Then unwelcome...

Falco, Perrette, Chuck Lorre sitcom set for new CBS season

May. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries — gently — next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of "The Sopranos" glory will join a lineup that...

Mavis Staples throws a party at Apollo Theater

May. 10, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Her fans stood and cheered from the moment Mavis Staples appeared on stage and stayed on their feet until she left. They sang "Happy Birthday" and joined in the chorus of "I'll Take You There." Couples embraced and held hands as if caught up in the warmth and spirit of a singer who never...