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Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and...

'Game of Thrones' premiere sets a viewership record for HBO

Apr. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" lived up to the hype. This past weekend's season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978. The Nielsen company said 17.4 million people watched the Sunday opener to the show's final season, either live...

Germany's Deutsche Welle TV taken off air in Venezuela

Apr. 15, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is pressing Venezuelan authorities to reverse a decision to take German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle's Spanish-language channel off the air. Deutsche Welle said Sunday that the channel had been pulled and urged Venezuelan broadcasting authority Conatel to return it to its...

Live online TV, once a bargain, is getting more expensive

Apr. 10, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you signed up to stream live TV in hopes of saving money over traditional cable, you may be in for a rude surprise. Live online-TV providers like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu with Live TV lured users with digital "skinny bundles" that were cheaper than cable. Now, many are raising...

Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting

Apr. 3, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says that Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on a televised town hall on April 15, making him the first Democratic candidate to venture onto Fox for this type of event in the current presidential cycle. It's an important booking for Fox, after the Democratic National Committee...

News industry leaders fighting back against claims by Trump

Apr. 2, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — News industry leaders are fighting back against the charge by President Donald Trump and his supporters that the administration's summation of special counsel Robert Mueller's report proved that journalists were "so wrong for so long" in their coverage of the Russia investigation. The...

Woman sues Weather Channel over storm chaser son's death

Mar. 28, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A mother is suing The Weather Channel for $125 million over the death of her son, who was killed in a crash with storm chasers who worked for the cable network. Karen Di Piazza alleges Kelley Williamson and Randall Yarnall, who had a show called "Storm Wranglers," ran a stop sign on a road...

Michael Avenatti goes from media darling to criminal suspect

Mar. 27, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti seemingly came out of nowhere, a sharply dressed lawyer with a penetrating gaze who said he would prove President Donald Trump had sex with a porn star and paid her off to keep quiet ahead of the 2016 election. Suddenly, Avenatti was everywhere — on Twitter,...

Weather Channel sued for $125M over storm chasing crash

Mar. 27, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A mother is suing The Weather Channel for $125 million over the death of her son, who died in a crash involving storm chasers employed by the cable network. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Karen Di Piazza alleges Kelley Williamson and Randall Yarnall, who had a show called...

Maddow, other MSNBC hosts see ratings drop, Fox up

Mar. 27, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow isn't backing away from her coverage of President Donald Trump and any connection to Russia's involvement in trying to influence the 2016 presidential campaign. The question is how much her fans want to listen. Maddow's audience has dipped on her two days back on the air since...