Cancellations of Latino-themed shows spark anger, reflection

Entertainment 03/29/19, 10:44

Netflix's cancellation of "One Day at a Time" has led to an outcry on social media by the show's viewers. And fans of CW's "Jane the Virgin" are preparing to say goodbye a show entering its fifth and final season.The departure of the two Latino-themed shows demonstrates the challenges such ...

Facebook beefs up political ad rules ahead of EU election

Europe 03/29/19, 07:01

Facebook said Friday it's further tightening up requirements for European Union political advertising, in its latest efforts to prevent foreign interference and increase transparency ahead of bloc-wide voting in May.The social media giant said it will require political advertisers to confirm they are located in an EU country. That's on ...

The media have done tremendous damage to the country and themselves

Opinion 03/29/19, 05:56

For the past two years, a large swath of the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan group think. Perhaps it was Watergate envy, or bitterness over Donald Trump’s victory, or antagonism toward Republicans in general—or, most likely, a little bit of all the above. But now that ...

Journalist at site critical of Duterte arrested in 2nd case

World 03/28/19, 21:50

The head of a Philippine online news site, among media agencies deemed critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested again Friday, this time over an alleged investment violation.Rappler Inc. reported that its CEO and executive editor, Maria Ressa, was served a warrant by the police after arriving at Manila's international ...

Billboard removes rapper Lil Nas X from country chart

Entertainment 03/28/19, 21:32

Billboard told rapper Lil Nas X to take his horse and giddy up when they decided to remove his viral hit "Old Town Road" from their country charts because they determined it wasn't country enough.The song , which debuted on the charts just three weeks ago, has been turned into ...

Algerian media group says CEO kidnapped, freed within hours

World 03/28/19, 10:49

An Algerian media company alleged Thursday that its chief executive was kidnapped by security forces and released after several hours after he made televised remarks accusing the president's brother of corruption.The Echourouk Group television station said CEO Ali Fodhil "was released on orders of the prosecutor after being kidnapped this ...

UConn expresses reservations about AAC media deal with ESPN

Sports 03/28/19, 08:53

The University of Connecticut is expressing reservations about a new media-rights deal that could force fans to pay an added subscription fee to watch many of the school's football and basketball games.The $1 billion, 12-year deal between the American Athletic Conference and ESPN gives the sports media giant the rights ...

Facebook facing housing discrimination charges from HUD

Business 03/28/19, 07:41

Facebook is being charged with housing discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.The claim Thursday from HUD comes less than a week after Facebook said it would overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement ...

Update: DeVos defends cutting Special Olympics funding

Politics 03/27/19, 12:55

The Latest on Education Department funding for the Special Olympics (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal to eliminate funding to the Special Olympics. DeVos said Wednesday that she "loves" the Special Olympics' work but argues "the federal government cannot fund every worthy program." Her statement followed a ...

Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations

World 03/26/19, 20:33

Some of Australia's highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys.Reporting in any format accessible from ...

Facebook says it’s limiting false stories for India election

Tech 03/26/19, 19:43

Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday.Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations, through the campaign and voting, with polling scheduled to take ...

Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

Entertainment 03/26/19, 17:39

Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money.The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything to "survive." The former stripper says she wasn't ...

Strong opening week for CBS, Turner with NCAA hoops tourney

Basketball 03/26/19, 14:59

One week into March Madness, CBS is feeling good.Based on ratings from the nation's largest media markets, the Nielsen company said CBS and the Turner Networks had the second best performance over the last 29 years for the first four games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The only year ...

China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Business 03/26/19, 05:47

China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday.The Intermediate People's Court in the eastern city of Ningbo said Lu Wei had confessed to accepting ...

Conor McGregor announces retirement on social media

Sports 03/26/19, 01:41

Superstar UFC fighter Conor McGregor has announced on social media that he is retiring from mixed martial arts.McGregor's verified Twitter account had a post early Tuesday that said the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion was making a "quick announcement."The tweet says: " I've decided to retire from the sport ...

Large new blackouts strike Venezuelan capital, provinces

America 03/25/19, 22:41

A new power outage spread across much of Venezuela on Monday, knocking communications offline and stirring fears of a repeat of the chaos almost two weeks ago during the nation's largest-ever blackout. The outage began shortly after 1 p.m. (1700 GMT) and appeared to have affected as many as 16 of ...

Media takes heat following Mueller conclusions

Politics 03/25/19, 17:01

Holding a copy of the New York Times to the camera on Monday, a giddy Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel said the headline about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia investigation "probably killed whoever had to type this." Motivated by the typical soul-searching that can accompany the climax ...

Update: Apple unveils news subscription service

Business 03/25/19, 12:25

The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local):10:25 a.m.Apple will debut a subscription news app that lets users read articles from hundreds of magazines, including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and Cosmopolitan.FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, the Apple logo is shown on a sign ...

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