Latest Television News

Public universities' classified staff move toward strike

Aug. 21, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The bargaining team representing thousands of classified staff at Oregon's seven public universities has declared an impasse in contract negotiations. Declaring an impasse means both the union and management have until Friday to submit a final contract offers, Oregon Public...

Christie Brinkley, Sean Spicer make 'Dancing with the Stars'

Aug. 21, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of "The Bachelorette" and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the contestants on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" — but not everyone is happy with the list. ABC announced the celebrity lineup Wednesday for season 28 on...

'America's Got Talent' continues summer dominance for NBC

Aug. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "America's Got Talent" wasn't content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company's rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. First place is familiar territory for NBC's talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for six...

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 12-18

Aug. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 12-18. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.1 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 7.9 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.11 million. 4. NFL Exhibition...

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

Aug. 20, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff on Latin America's longest bridge. All the hostages were freed unharmed on a 13-kilometer...

Couple who ran Texas boarding home indicted for trafficking

Aug. 20, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

BURNET, Texas (AP) — A couple who ran a boarding home for boys in Central Texas are accused by authorities of forcing four underage boys into labor and have each been indicted on a charge of trafficking of people. Forty-nine-year-old Gary Wiggins and 34-year-old Meghann Wiggins were indicted Aug. 6 and...

Officials say county was overpaid for cable franchise fee

Aug. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A cable television provider erroneously paid more than $413,000 in franchising fees to a Nebraska Panhandle county for nearly a decade and the county board must now determine how to return the money so three cities owed their fees can be paid. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported that...

Mexico reporter recovers after being punched on camera

Aug. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A television reporter was recovering from surgery Tuesday after a man punched him on camera during a protest last week in Mexico City. Reporter Juan Manuel Jiménez was covering a protest over violence against women when a young man blindsided him with a punch to the head....

Tractor trailer crash closes Connecticut highway for hours

Aug. 19, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A fiery crash involving a tractor trailer has shut down a portion of a busy Connecticut interstate for hours. Connecticut State Police announced on Twitter around 12:30 p.m. that Interstate 395 southbound at exit 14 in Norwich was closed. About five hours later, the highway remained...

Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

Aug. 19, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from his New...