Media and entertainment industry

FILE - This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Google app on an iPad in Baltimore. Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 30, 2020, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 30, 2020 - 5:51 pm
Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices. All four were affected by the pandemic, although in strikingly different ways. Google and Facebook...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo the symbol for Comcast appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back. The company reported Thursday, July 30, 2020, that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep drops in revenue in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 30, 2020 - 7:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back. The company reported Thursday that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor gets Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert at second base in the seventh inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 30, 2020 - 2:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernie Banks famously said: “Let’s play two.” Baseball players just might not want to play nine innings twice in one day during this pandemic-delayed season. While Cleveland swept the Chicago White Sox in the first doubleheader of the season on Tuesday, union head Tony Clark called...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey carries his bats during baseball practice in San Francisco. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 29, 2020 - 7:43 pm
Now we know why a key topic in talks between the NFL and the players' union focused on opt outs. Already, some three dozen players have decided not to play the 2020 season. It's certainly not about the money, because those opting out voluntarily are getting a $150,000 stipend, and those walking...
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Ashley Judd attends the premiere of "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" in New York on March 16, 2015, left, and film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 16, 2015. A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Weinstein. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeal found that the producer had power over the actor that should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. (AP Photo)
July 29, 2020 - 3:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...
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A basketball court is shown at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla., Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The NBA's marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. (AP Photo/Tim Reynolds)
July 29, 2020 - 2:14 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami center Bam Adebayo did not know Breonna Taylor. He never heard of the woman who worked as an emergency room technician and had designs on becoming a nurse, a homeowner, a wife, a mother. Never knew anything about her. That is, until she died. Not a day goes by...
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July 29, 2020 - 11:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Russian oligarchs have skirted U.S. sanctions through murky high-end art deals, according to a congressional report released Wednesday that urged lawmakers to rein in an unregulated industry favored by money launderers. The secrecy of the art world — in which buyers often remain...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan applauds during a conference in Istanbul, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Turkish lawmakers were making their final speeches Tuesday before voting on a bill that would give the government greater powers to regulate social media, in what human rights groups and the opposition have decried as a violation of free expression online. Hundreds of social media users have already been investigated and some arrested for their posts on the COVID-19 pandemic, opposition to Turkish military offensives in Syria or insulting Erdogan and other officials. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
July 29, 2020 - 10:31 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament approved a law early Wednesday that gives authorities greater power to regulate social media despite concerns of growing censorship in a country where critical voices are already muted. The law requires social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to...
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FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. A judge in London on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 is hearing the latest stage in the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy-infringement lawsuit against a British newspaper, as Meghan tries to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public eye. The former Meghan Markle is suing the publisher of the Mail on Sunday at Britain’s High Court over five articles that published portions of a handwritten letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 29, 2020 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a judge at a London court on Wednesday to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public domain as she wages a privacy-infringement battle against a British newspaper. Meghan's attorney said the female friends, who defended her in...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady runs across the field during a an NFL football workout at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
July 28, 2020 - 10:43 pm
Brady and Brees aren't the B words dominating the opening of NFL training camps. Try baseball and babysitting. As veterans report Tuesday for COVID-19 testing, with on-field work far on the horizon for now, eyeballs are focused on the pandemic issues in Major League Baseball. The coronavirus...
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