Media industry

January 31, 2018 - 8:16 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against four former Pilot Flying J employees accused in a scheme to shortchange trucking customers on fuel rebates. News outlets say prosecutors ended Wednesday without calling former Pilot Flying J. Vice President John "Stick" Freeman...
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January 29, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have voted to release a classified memo they wrote that alleges that the FBI and the Justice Department improperly used government surveillance during the investigation into Russian election interference and contacts with President...
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FILE - In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. ESPN says the outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." The network said Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that Hill had asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN's sports news show. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
January 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President...
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January 24, 2018 - 1:02 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks drop NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as losses for Texas Instruments and other chipmakers, as well as Apple, pull technology companies lower. Airlines are down sharply after United Continental said it plans to ramp up capacity...
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In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, Margarita Simonyan, the head of the Russian television channel RT, listens to a question during her interview with the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. Simonyan, the head of Russian television channel RT, which U.S. intelligence agencies allege took part in the campaign to influence last year’s presidential election, says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
January 22, 2018 - 11:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russian television channel RT says the Kremlin-funded outlet is already suffering the consequences of having to register as a foreign agent in the U.S. amid allegations that it participated in attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. A Capitol Hill committee...
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January 15, 2018 - 3:49 am
AZIZ ANSARI - SEXUAL MISCONDUCT LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Aziz Ansari is the latest celebrity to be hit with an allegation of sexual misconduct. The complaint comes from a woman who identifies herself as a 23-year-old photographer who dated Ansari last year. She says Ansari assaulted her at his...
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January 09, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's thrilling national football championship victory over Georgia drew 28.4 million viewers to ESPN on Monday night, the Nielsen company said. It was second only to the Ohio State-Oregon championship game in 2015 as the most-watched telecast ever on cable television, the...
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December 29, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Resending to correct that interactive is for YE-DEATHS, not YE-TOP 10 STORIES. EDITORS: Below are the stories that have moved for the AP's year-end package; most have been sent with a YE- slug. Separate advisories have moved for business news, arts-entertainment and sports, listing additional...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2016 file photo, ESPN president John Skipper gestures as he talks about the new ACC/ESPN Network during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. Skipper says he is resigning to take care of a substance abuse problem. The sports network says its former president, George Bodenheimer, will take over as acting head of the company for the next 90 days. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
December 18, 2017 - 12:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem. Skipper's sudden announcement will force the Walt Disney Co.-owned network to search for new leadership at a time of retrenchment, with the company...
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FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Chadwick Boseman as Panther, Paul Bettany as Vision, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, and Don Cheadle as War Machine in a scene from "Marvel's Captain America: Civil War." Disney’s announcement Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, that it’s buying most of movie goliath Fox for $52.4 billion in stock brings these once disparate franchises together. The combined company will account for more than a third of theatrical revenues in the U.S. and Canada. (Disney Marvel via AP, File)
December 16, 2017 - 1:41 am
MENLO PARK, California (AP) — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism. Take, for instance, the fractured world of Marvel...
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