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Arkansas court dismisses appeal over ad attacking justice

Dec. 12, 2018 3:03 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas court declined to weigh in Wednesday on whether several television stations should have been prohibited from airing a conservative group's attack ad against a state Supreme Court justice during her re-election bid. The Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by Tegna Inc.,...

Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

Dec. 12, 2018 2:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a bill approved by the House Tuesday changes the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lift some of the restrictions on killing sea lions to...

Video: Texas boy jumps from burning apartment to officers

Dec. 12, 2018 12:56 PM EST

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A police officer's body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below. Video obtained by television station WFAA shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment building on the...

Some old favorites - very old - reappear on television

Dec. 11, 2018 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of last week's most popular television programs are much older than most of the people who watched them. ABC's showing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was the most-watched of a handful of holiday specials that aired in prime-time last week, reaching 5.3 million viewers, the Nielsen...

The cost of France's protests running into billions

Dec. 11, 2018 2:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone's second-largest economy a fortune. Road blockades, demonstrations and successive weekends of rioting in Paris and other towns have left supermarket shelves empty, stopped shoppers from buying...

CBS sells Television City for $750M to LA developer

Dec. 11, 2018 11:27 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million. Shows on Television City sound stages include "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and "The Price is Right." They will continue to be based there for...

Brazil police to investigate spiritual healer

Dec. 10, 2018 1:19 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A special task force will investigate accusations by 10 women that they were sexually abused by a self-styled spiritual healer at his clinic in Brazil's central-western state of Goias, police said Monday. The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as John of God, were made...

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Dec. 10, 2018 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other...

Court TV network is being revived after decade away

Dec. 10, 2018 8:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Court TV is being revived, after dying in 2007 when its supply of high-profile trials ended. Katz Networks said Monday it will start the network again in May, and already has commitments to show it in about half of the American homes with television service. The 24-hour network will be...

Wisconsin man's metal sculptures featured in television show

Dec. 10, 2018 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Erik Figi left his hometown of Baraboo to pursue his dream of screen writing in the cutthroat world of Hollywood. The UW-Madison graduate, who has a more than 20-year career in the military, did some military technical advising and other background work in the film industry. But after...