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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the

'America's Got Talent' tops ratings, loses Cowell for now

Aug. 11, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “America's Got Talent” topped the ratings last week, but it faces the absence of Simon Cowell, seriously injured in an electric bicycle accident. Cowell, the NBC talent contest's creator and linchpin of its judging panel, underwent surgery for a broken back last Saturday,...

FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

Jul. 31, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its newspapers, which include the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the...

FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, center, speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, left, listen during a news conference with members of the Coronavirus task force at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. Fauci has warned that the United States could soon see 100,000 infections per day. “We haven’t even begun to see the end of it yet,” Fauci said during a talk hosted by Stanford University’s School of Medicine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Sinclair says it won't air Fauci conspiracy theory segment

Jul. 27, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sinclair Broadcast Group says it will not air a segment on its “America This Week” program in which a conspiracy theorist speculates about Dr. Anthony Fauci and the coronavirus. Over the weekend, Sinclair said it was delaying the story for a week after it attracted media...

This image released by HBO shows Issa Rae in a scene from the fourth season premiere episode of

Virus-shadowed Emmy nods could bring surprises, diversity

Jul. 24, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has been America’s constant companion amid an unyielding virus and whirlwind of racial reappraisal. But will the Emmy nominations arriving Tuesday reflect the times or retreat to the familiar? The announcement itself was forced to bow to health safeguards, going virtual...

Premier Lacrosse League ready to showcase its stuff on NBC

Jul. 21, 2020 2:44 AM EDT

Paul Rabil is on pins and needles as the Premier Lacrosse League gets set to decide its second champion amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve been pretty fortunate," Rabil said. “Guys are excited to get out and play, not only for themselves but for their teammates and all lacrosse fans and...

This combination photo shows, from left, David Muir at the Time 100 Gala on April 23, 2019, in New York, Norah O'Donnell at the Matrix Awards on May 6, 2019, in New York and Lester Holt posing for a photo on July 31, 2019 in New York. Broadcast networks might want to consider promoting newscasters David Muir, Lester Holt and Norah O'Donnell to prime time, at least for the summer. The Nielsen company said that the ABC and NBC evening newscasts led by Muir and Holt both averaged more viewers last week than anything in prime time. O'Donnell at CBS wasn't that far behind. (AP Photo)

Evening news programs outpace prime time television

Jul. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The broadcast networks might want to consider promoting David Muir, Lester Holt and Norah O'Donnell, at least in the summer months. ABC's Muir-hosted “World News Tonight” and NBC's “Nightly News” with Holt both averaged more viewers than any single program in...

Newly appointed Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrives at the Elysee Palace for the weekly cabinet meeting, in Paris, France, Tuesday July 7, 2020. Darmanin has been appointed as the new Interior Minister after the government of Edouard Philippe had resigned on July 3, 2020, prompting a government and cabinet reshuffle. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

New French PM defends promotion of minister accused of rape

Jul. 8, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's new prime minister firmly defended Wednesday the contested promotion of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French laws. Prime Minister Jean Castex's vigorous expression of support for the minister, Gerald Darmanin, follows protests by women's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving applauds his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in New York. Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast network.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

Jul. 7, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast...

Police investigate the scene after a police officer was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo, Ohio early Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

Officer shot and killed, suspect found dead in Ohio

Jul. 4, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said. Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later pronounced dead...

For third time this month, Fox News leads all networks

Jun. 30, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mention prime-time television stars in other ages, and you’d think of Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Harmon or Jennifer Aniston. Now it’s Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Fox News Channel was the most-watched network in prime-time television last week, counting both broadcast and cable,...