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Avenatti pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges in California

Jun. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of wire fraud and a tax-related charge in a federal court case in Southern California accusing him of cheating his clients out of millions of dollars. Avenatti, who is in federal...

Fox News aside, blanket TV coverage set for Jan. 6 hearing

Jun. 08, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television viewers will find nearly blanket prime-time coverage of a Congressional hearing Thursday on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, with the exception of Fox News Channel. Fox News will cover the first in a series of House Select Committee public hearings as “news...

US media face Russian visa denial due to US restrictions

Jun. 06, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry called U.S. news media to a meeting on Monday to warn that their accreditations and visas could be withdrawn if the United States does not rescind measures limiting Russian journalists there. The warning from ministry spokeswoman Maria...

Avenatti gets 4 years in prison for cheating Stormy Daniels

Jun. 02, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing book proceeds from Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who catapulted him to fame as he represented her in courtrooms and cable news programs during her legal battles with then-President Donald Trump. ...

Broadcast TV's reduced role made clear in fall presentations

May. 20, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

They never even made it onto the stage. There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers...

After Buffalo, civil rights leaders pitch anti-hate plans

May. 19, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s oldest civil rights organization said it will propose a sweeping plan meant to protect Black Americans from white supremacist violence in response to a hate-fueled massacre that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend. In a plan...

Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

May. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company's 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12...

OAN dismissed from election workers' suit after settlement

May. 12, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has dismissed conservative cable news channel One America News Network from a defamation lawsuit filed by two Georgia election workers after the two sides reached a settlement. Fulton County election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 22, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

Boston Globe. April 19, 2022. Editorial: Another tax day, and high time for a tax break The Massachusetts House budget leaves taxpayers waiting for relief. Tuesday is the moment of truth for Massachusetts tax procrastinators — you know who you are. ...

Georgia election workers reach settlement terms with OAN

Apr. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers agreed to settle defamation claims against a right-wing cable news channel, which they said falsely claimed they engaged in ballot fraud during the 2020 election, according to a court document filed Thursday. Fulton County election...