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Fox’s Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Donald Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel’s solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff. Viewers watching last week’s rally in Orlando, Florida, helped cable star “Hannity” earn a rare top 10 showing among both broadcast and cable programs with 5 million viewers. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” …

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Justice Department: Omarosa didn’t file financial disclosure

Omarosa Manigault Newman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former White House staffer and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she failed to file a legally required financial disclosure after she was fired from her job in the Trump administration. The suit alleges Manigault Newman, who worked as the director of communications in the White House office …

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High stakes for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week’s inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it’s likely, one tweeting president. While the event is obviously important for politicians getting their first wide exposure as potential presidents, the stakes are high for NBC News, too. …

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Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the “Empire” actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose. The footage from body cameras worn by …

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‘Jeopardy!’ champ out of debut World Series of Poker event

LAS VEGAS (AP) — “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer finished out of money in his World Series of Poker debut on Monday, a tournament official said. Holzhauer finished in 454th place among more than 1,800 entrants in a No-Limit Hold’em event, spokesman Seth Palansky said. Buy-in was $1,500 and Holzhauer didn’t reach the top 281 finishers who …

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The Latest: ‘Jeopardy!’ champ loses poker world series debut

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer playing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:05 p.m. “Jeopardy!” champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer played 14 hands in his debut event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, but lost his chips without reaching …

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Bounty hunter’s wife remains in coma in Honolulu hospital

Duane "Dog" Chapman, Beth Chapman

HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so that she can be treated without suffering pain. Beth Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017 after having a nagging cough checked out, family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword said. Chapman was declared cancer-free after removing a …

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McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims’ fund

Jon Stewart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to ensure that a victims’ compensation fund never runs out of money. A group of first responders will meet Tuesday with McConnell at the Capitol, said John Feal, a ground zero recovery …

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Nik Wallenda says he ‘freaked’ when pole slipped

NEW YORK (AP) — Nik Wallenda says he “freaked” out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York’s Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda spoke Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” just hours after their harrowing feat. Nik Wallenda said the scare occurred as his sister knelt so he could step over her …

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Wife of reality TV bounty hunter in medically induced coma

Duane "Dog" Chapman, Beth Chapman

HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of reality TV bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman is in a medically induced coma, a report said. Beth Chapman is in the intensive care unit of Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. A representative for the family released a statement Saturday night saying that only immediate family have been given access …

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