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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise Montana's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. Cahill says the tobacco industry is attempting to deceive voters about the measure as an industry-funded group launches a massive ad blitz against the initiative. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
August 24, 2018 - 3:25 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana's Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first time. Montanans Against...
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Madonna appears in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna may have had a lousy night at the MTV Video Music Awards, but it was better for the network's executives. MTV appears to have slowed the show's precipitous decline in interest over the past few years. The Nielsen company estimated that some 5.23 million people watched the...
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August 21, 2018 - 6:48 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom. Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici told the TVC21 cable network that the economically-struggling nation, which relies on Russia...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Kenya Barris arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Netflix says it’s signed “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV showrunner to jump from broadcast and cable to the streaming platform.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 3:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from broadcast and cable to the streaming platform. Barris' Peabody-winning "black-ish"...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Ed helms, Bradley Cooper, Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban, and bottom row from left, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Garner, Maria Menounos and Marg Helgenberger, who are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 7. Cooper is returning as co-executive producer of the live, hour-long event. (AP Photo)
August 16, 2018 - 6:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah and Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser. Bradley Cooper is returning as co-executive producer of the live, hour-long event. It...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault, then-director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, center, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, before the start of President Donald Trump's news conference. Omarosa Manigault Newman says she has concluded, after years of defending Donald Trump, that he is a bigot. She writes in a new book, "I had to go through the pain of witnessing his racism with my own eyes, and hearing it with my own ears, many times, until I couldn't deny it any longer."(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:12 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The White House is slamming a new book by ex-staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman, calling her “a disgruntled former White House employee.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 12, 2018 - 10:04 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016, file photo, conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Ingraham says she disavows the support of white nationalists and claims that her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted. The Fox News personality responded to critics of her commentary that massive demographic changes that most Americans don't like have been forced upon the country by legal and illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham is disavowing the support of white nationalists and claims her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted, although that hasn't quieted critics who see bigotry in her words. Her commentary this week leading into the one-year...
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FILE - This Oct. 12, 2004 file photo shows Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. Tribune Media is ending its $3.9 billion deal with Sinclair Broadcast, and has filed a lawsuit against Sinclair for breach of contract. Sinclair had offered to buy Tribune’s 42 TV stations. The two companies had until midnight Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 to call the deal off and have been facing tough regulatory challenges. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
August 09, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of...
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August 07, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC cut through the summer doldrums with the best week for a television network since the NBA Finals were seen on ABC two months ago. The Nielsen company said Tuesday the network was led, as usual in the summer months, by "America's Got Talent." The competition show was seen by 11.8...
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