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FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, Tavis Smiley appears at the 33rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show because of inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, for a new series about inspirational stories titled, “The Upside with Tavis Smiley.” It will be distributed digitally and also shown on The Word Network, a cable and satellite network with religious programming aimed at an African-American audience. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2018 - 5:58 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley's talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, "The Upside with Tavis Smiley," will be...
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January 05, 2018 - 3:21 am
Cable and satellite TV companies raise prices every year to pass along what they say are rising fees charged by TV networks. Here are some examples of what companies are doing: — AT&T is raising DirecTV's prices by up to $8 a month in mid-January. — CHARTER did not respond to inquiries, but a...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 30, 2007, file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in 2018 with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills. Although annual rate hikes are inevitable, many consumers manage to lower their bills by pushing back and getting promotional rates. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 05, 2018 - 3:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable and satellite TV providers are ringing in the new year with an unwelcomed gift: higher cable bills. Comcast, for instance, says customer bills will rise 2.2 percent, on average, in 2018. AT&T is raising DirecTV's prices by up to $8 a month in mid-January. Smaller providers...
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December 11, 2017 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct. The magazine recently learned Lizza had "engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct," a spokeswoman said. After reviewing the matter, it cut...
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This image released by HBO shows Alexander Skarsgard in "Big Little Lies." Skarsgard was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor in a limited series on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC (HBO via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 5:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The actors from HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies" will have quite an internal competition at the Golden Globes next month. Powerhouse actresses Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress for a limited TV series, while colleagues Laura Dern, Shailene...
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Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, punches a bag during a workout at a Manhattan boxing gym Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in New York, while preparing for his Saturday WBO super featherweight title fight against Guillermo Rigondeaux. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 07, 2017 - 3:59 pm
Boxing fans get an early holiday gift Saturday when two masterful fighters with four Olympic gold medals between them meet in an intriguing 130-pound title bout. The best part? It won't cost them anything over their basic cable bill to watch it. The future of boxing is changing, or so Bob Arum...
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November 27, 2017 - 4:16 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman preparing for a Baptist minister as his repeat challenger in next May's Republican primary is on the airwaves professing his Christian faith and criticizing "political correctness" during the holidays. Ninth District Rep. Robert Pittenger of...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person can't discuss the matter publicly. (AP Photo/File)
November 16, 2017 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person wouldn't discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The hook of the latest internet TV service is a low price and no sports channels. Analysts estimate that internet TV packages such as Sling TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Now have so far signed up a few million customers. These services are meant to replace cable TV with a cheaper price...
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Johnny Langendorff, who he said pursued a suspect of a deadly church shooting, waits to be picked up from the scene where the suspect was found dead near the intersection of FM 539 and Sandy Elm Road in Guadalupe County, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. A man opened fire inside of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, killing more than 20 people. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
November 06, 2017 - 2:16 am
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a church in Texas (all times local): 1:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says the mass shooting at a Texas church is the result of a "mental health problem at the highest level." Speaking at an event with the Japanese prime minister in Tokyo...
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