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Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

Jun. 20, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and...

Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the...

27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there's an app for that

Jun. 19, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft....

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Jun. 19, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators...

Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

Jun. 19, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

Some business leaders are condemning the Trump administration's decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally, but it's unclear what impact — if any — they will have. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was donating money to groups that help immigrant...

Fox News Channel faces backlash from Hollywood creators

Jun. 19, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." "Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan...

CBS' '60 Minutes' gathers audience week by week

Jun. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newsmagazine "60 Minutes" was not television's most popular program this year, but for the 11th consecutive season it had more people who watched at least once during the year than any other non-sports show on TV. The Nielsen company's cumulative measurement of programs may not mean...

The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

Jun. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating families at border...

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 19, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 17, 2018: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Minecraft. Mojang 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games...