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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors — the twin Voyager spacecraft — are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos. Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone — or anything — out there. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager …

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Cafe no longer being probed in death of Chris Berman’s wife

Chris Berman

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they have closed an investigation of a restaurant after finding no violations in connection with a car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman. The state Liquor Control Division investigated whether 67-year-old Katherine Berman was served alcohol at the Good News Cafe in Woodbury before the May 9 crash. …

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HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

John Oliver

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver’s show. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and …

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Turner is latest to plan sports streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Turner Sports is the latest TV company to announce a sports streaming service as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences. The service, expected next year in the U.S., has signed up European soccer with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Higher-profile sports on Turner’s TV channels, such as baseball and basketball, won’t move to …

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Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job

Annika Sorenstam, Suzann Pettersen

Whether it’s playing for the flag in Iowa or playing for a job in North Carolina, the stakes are high this week in golf. Nothing brings out the passion and pressure quite like a team competition between the United States and Europe, especially when the last edition of the Solheim Cup ended with such hard feelings. The Americans staged a …

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Raw feelings close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor whose reaction to President Donald Trump’s comments on Charlottesville spread widely says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her words. Kat Timpf, of the show “The Fox News Specialists,” said that she’s blocked part of her Twitter feed and stopped looking at …

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Tribeca Film Festival to launch separate TV event this fall

David Kohan, Max Mutchnick, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival is giving TV its own show. Tribeca Enterprises said Wednesday it will launch the stand-alone Tribeca TV Festival this fall. The three-day event will showcase episodic storytelling from TV, online and virtual reality. It promises an advance look at brand-new series and fan-favorite programs as well as …

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Dangerously cheesy? Cheetos pop-up restaurant opens in NYC

Cheetos Restaurant

NEW YORK (AP) — Gourmet fun or just plain cheesy? A three-day pop-up restaurant devoted to Cheetos, yes Cheetos, opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, with every table already booked with diners ready to pay between $8 and $22 for such creations as Cheetos meatballs, Cheetos crusted fried pickles, Cheetos tacos, Mac n’ Cheetos and even Cheetos cheesecake. “I worked hard …

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Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24

Beth Mowins

Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24. Mowins will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings on Tuesday. Mowins will start the season calling a Monday night NFL game between the Chargers and Broncos for ESPN. She will be the …

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Game of Thrones episode shown in Spain, Nordics by error

MADRID (AP) — HBO said Wednesday that due to an error the sixth episode of Games of Thrones’ seventh season was shown a week ahead of schedule in Spain and Nordic countries. The episode was available to subscribers in these areas early Tuesday for about an hour before being removed. The 71-minute episode is due to be officially available Aug. …

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