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Fox's Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Jun. 25, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff. Viewers watching last week's rally in Orlando, Florida, helped cable star "Hannity" earn a rare top 10 showing among both...

Drop in US TV audience for Champions League final

Jun. 8, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

The Champions League final drew its lowest ratings in six years on U.S. television, but TNT's broadcast was the most-watched final on cable TV. Nielsen ratings show Liverpool's 2-0 win over Tottenham on June 1 averaged 1.508 million viewers. The total was down from the 2.004 million that watched last year's game...

Judge rules Comcast charges violated Washington state law

Jun. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A judge has imposed more than $9 million in penalties against cable and internet provider Comcast after finding more than 445,000 violations of Washington state's Consumer Protection Act. The Seattle Times reports the judge ruled Thursday that Comcast violated the law when it charged...

'16 Shots' documentary to premiere at University of Chicago

Jun. 4, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, filmmaker Richard Rowley was able to sell to the cable network Showtime a documentary about the 2014 fatal shooting of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke . When the filming of "Blue Wall" was finished, there was no trial date set for Van Dyke, Lori...

Biden declares LGBTQ rights his No. 1 legislative priority

Jun. 2, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Saturday that the Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation's labor and civil rights laws. The former vice president shared his hopes of signing the legislation as...

Robert Mueller's brief remarks get wall-to-wall coverage

May. 29, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller spoke for only 10 minutes, and his statements yielded no new information on the Russia probe. But for much of the American media, the special counsel's first public comments in two years warranted wall-to-wall coverage. Many journalists focused Wednesday on whether Mueller's...

"Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

May. 21, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year. The back-to-back, two-episode finale of the nerdy CBS comedy's 12-season run drew 18.5 million live viewers Thursday night to easily win the week, the Nielsen company said Tuesday. Sunday night's...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

May. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing...

Town hall on enemy turf? Fox News debate divides 2020 Dems

May. 21, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders appeared on a Fox News town hall and attracted nearly 2.6 million viewers. Elizabeth Warren turned down a similar chance while branding the network a "hate-for-profit racket." Pete Buttigieg used Fox News' own air to criticize two of its most popular personalities. Whether...

Orioles-Nats dispute set for July 12 court arguments

May. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set July 12 for oral arguments in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over money from the cable channel they jointly own, Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen on Friday accepted the schedule proposed by the teams. Washington...