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This combination of photos shows show writers and creators, from left, Greg Berlanti, Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Lena Waithe who were named in a study about LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television. GLAAD is asking the industry to reach 20% representation of LGBTQ regularly seen characters on all three platforms by 2025, and to ensure that half of LGBTQ characters on every TV platform are people of color within the next two years. (AP Photo)

Study: Pandemic eats into LGBTQ representation on network TV

Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television has retreated slightly this season due to delays and shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study out Thursday by the advocacy group GLAAD. The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on streaming as well as...

Violent protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack

Jan. 12, 2021 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol last week brought more viewers to CNN than any other single day in the network's 40-year history. CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers last Wednesday, eclipsing its previous high of 5.1 million on Election Day 2016, the Nielsen company said. The network had 4.47...

A worker cleans seats in Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Even with empty stadiums, NFL still a ratings monster

Jan. 7, 2021 9:27 PM EST

Regular-season ratings for NFL games declined this season following two straight years of increases. But in a year that saw the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and a presidential election, the 7% decrease isn't as bad as the league and its broadcast partners feared before the season began. Games averaged...

In this photo provided by the Saudi Royal Court, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, welcomes Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council's 41st Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Saudi Royal Court via AP)

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration to ease rift with Qatar

Jan. 5, 2021 4:21 PM EST

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Gulf Arab leaders signed a declaration Tuesday to ease a rift with Qatar, following Saudi Arabia’s decision to end a 3 1/2-year embargo of the tiny energy-rich country that deeply divided regional U.S. security allies and frayed social ties across the Arabian Peninsula....

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivers a speech during an inauguration ceremony in the presidential palace, in Algiers, Algeria. Still recovering from COVID-19, Algeria's president suddenly reappeared Sunday Dec. 13, 2020, after nearly two months out of the public eye, saying in a video message that it may still be several more weeks before he is fit enough to return to his North African country. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou, File)

President returns to Algeria, reports recovery from COVID-19

Dec. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said Tuesday that he was back in his country but still recovering from COVID-19 after two months away. “I passed through difficult moments. I am happy to be back, thanks God," Tebboune said in a video broadcast on national public...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, Akron head coach Terry Bowden watches during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Foxborough, Mass. Bowden has been hired by Louisiana-Monroe to rebuild a program that went 0-10 this season. Bowden, the son of former Florida State coaching great Bobby Bowden, has been serving as a graduate assistant at Clemson the last two years. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Ex-Auburn coach Terry Bowden hired to lead Louisiana-Monroe

Dec. 23, 2020 3:22 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden has been hired by Louisiana-Monroe to rebuild a program that went 0-10 this season. Bowden, the son of former Florida State coaching great Bobby Bowden, has been serving as a graduate assistant at Clemson the last two years. Terry Bowden, 64, had a...

Falsely accused "Anonymous" re-emerges at VOA sister network

Dec. 22, 2020 7:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House aide falsely accused of penning anonymous criticism of President Donald Trump has been named to head the U.S. government’s Arabic-language broadcasting outlets. Victoria Coates was appointed on Tuesday by Trump’s handpicked head of U.S.-funded...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, left, interacts with Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho after their English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Dec., 16, 2020. (Clive Brunskill/ Pool via AP)

Qatari sports network retains EPL rights amid Saudi dispute

Dec. 17, 2020 7:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Qatar's sports broadcasting network retained the rights to air all English Premier League games on Thursday for another three years in the Middle East amid a long-running dispute with Saudi Arabia over the pirating of broadcasts. Doha-based beIN Sports has pursued action against the Saudis to...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Gideon Saar, attends the swearing-in of the new Israeli parliament in Jerusalem. Saar, the leading rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inside the ruling Likud party, announced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 that he was breaking away to form a new political party ahead of elections expected early next year. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Netanyahu rival bolts party to launch leadership challenge

Dec. 8, 2020 2:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gideon Saar, the leading rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inside the ruling Likud party, announced on Tuesday that he was breaking away to form a new political party ahead of elections expected early next year. In a statement broadcast on national television, Saar said that...

FILE - David E. Kelley speaks at the

'The Undoing' creator lured back to network TV for 'Big Sky'

Dec. 7, 2020 4:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producer David E. Kelley gifted network TV with three decades of hits, including “Ally McBeal,” “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.” Then he switched to a new canvas, premium cable, to make HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and...