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Texas woman arrested in 1984 shooting death of husband

Norma Allbritton

CENTERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says a reality-based detective show played a role in the recent arrest of an 84-year-old woman in the 1984 shooting death of her husband. Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis said Wednesday that the arrest last week of Norma Allbritton was aided by the program “Cold Justice,” which contributed its own investigator, a retired …

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Rip Torn of ‘Larry Sanders Show,’ ‘Men in Black,’ dies at 88

Rip Torn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as “Men in Black,” and win an Emmy in his 60s for “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his wife, Amy Wright, and daughters …

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AT&T pulls ‘Friends’ from Netflix for its streaming service

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NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T is pulling “Friends” from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms. The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business, also said Tuesday that its service will be called HBO Max. It will launch in spring of 2020. As the name …

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NBC’s Lester Holt to get Walter Cronkite journalism award

Lester Holt

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University is awarding its 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Lester Holt, news anchor for NBC. Holt has anchored NBC’s flagship “Nightly News” broadcast since 2015, following eight years as anchor of the newscast’s weekend edition and 12 years as co-anchor of “Weekend Today.” The university’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and …

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‘Snowfall’ cast remembers John Singleton at season premiere

Damson Idris

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Snowfall” co-executive producer and co-creator John Singleton was in the hearts and minds of cast members who gathered Monday on the red carpet for the premiere of the third season of the FX crime drama. Singleton, 51, died in late April following a stroke while the new season was still in production. Actress Angela Lewis said …

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Trump ramping up criticisms of Fox, usually a friendly venue

Donald Trump, Melania Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — During a live segment on a cable news network, from a sports bar in France where patrons were celebrating the United States women’s World Cup Championship, a profane chant about President Donald Trump broke out. The First Viewer was not pleased. But the object of his ire was not CNN or MSNBC. It was his favorite …

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Women’s World Cup champion US team to attend The ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off their victory at the Women’s World Cup, members of the U.S. national soccer team, along with top NBA draft pick Zion Williamson and world No. 1 golfer Brooks Koepka, will be among the attendees at The ESPYs on Wednesday. The show honoring the past year’s top athletes and achievements airs live on ABC from …

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US victory most-viewed match this year but down from 2015

Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz, Megan Rapinoe

The United States’ 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup final averaged nearly 15.6 million U.S. viewers on English- and Spanish-language television. It was the most-viewed match this season, but a decrease from the 2015 final. The match averaged 14.27 million viewers on Fox, according to the network and Nielsen, and peaked at 19.6 million. It …

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Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a general audience with “Molly of Denali,” the nation’s first-ever children’s series featuring indigenous leads. The …

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Man arrested in Oregon in death of original Mouseketeer

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.” Daniel James Burda, 36, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft in the death of Dennis Day, Oregon State Police said. Burda …

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