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The Latest: Weather service confirms 4 tornadoes in 50 miles

May. 23, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 6 p.m. The National Weather Service says a deadly storm in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri spawned four tornadoes in roughly 50 miles. Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Burchfield in...

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

May. 23, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian journalist working for the Qatar-based satellite network, was detained at the...

UNC School of the Arts chancellor resigns to take new job

May. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts says he is resigning to become chief executive of UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina. Lindsay Bierman made the announcement Wednesday, saying his resignation takes effect on July 31. The UNC Board of Governors...

Kentucky TV anchor dismissed for on-air comments

May. 22, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky television station says it has dismissed a morning host for what it considered inappropriate comments during his show earlier this month. WLEX-TV in Lexington said in a statement Wednesday that it has decided to "part ways" with Lee Cruse, the co-host of a morning show...

Would-be 'hit-plot' victim: Feds had me pretend to be dead

May. 22, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The estranged husband of a New York City police officer accused of trying to have him killed says he found out about the alleged plot from federal authorities who told him to fake his own death. Isaiah Carvalho Jr. spoke in an interview aired Wednesday on ABC's Good Morning America . As...

No time to chicken out: Hungary's opposition gets creative

May. 22, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough. But that's all Hungary's opposition parties have been given on state media to promote their visions for Sunday's European Parliament election. Undeterred, they've come up with novel and creative ways From short "reality newscasts"...

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

May. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Sunday night's...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

May. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing...

The Latest: Merkel, Macron and Putin discuss Iran situation

May. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:40 p.m. The German government says Chancellor Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed the...

Nielsen's top programs for May 13-19

May. 21, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 18.5 million. 2. "Game of Thrones," HBO, 13.61 million. 3. "Young Sheldon," CBS, 13.6 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 11.7 million. 5. "Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang...