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NBA Finals viewership up 24 percent over 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors win its fourth NBA championship since 2015 by beating the Boston Celtics in the sixth game of their series. ...

George Harrison's widow talks of life, death through poetry

NEW YORK (AP) — The first line of Olivia Harrison's book of poetry captures a feeling universal to everyone who has lost a loved one. “All I wanted was another spring,” she writes. “Was it so much to ...

Colbert says his staffers guilty of 'first-degree puppetry'

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert pronounced his staff members who were arrested at a congressional office building last week as guilty of “first-degree puppetry,” and lashed out at those comparing the ...

NBA Finals, Jan. 6 hearing lead ABC to ratings win

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC was the top-rated television network last week largely behind the NBA Finals, and its news division won bragging rights for the first prime-time hearing of the congressional commit...

Worries aside, poll finds most journalists would do it again

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists face harassment, fight against misinformation and are keenly aware of the industry's financial troubles and the dim view many Americans have of them. Desp...

Washington Post fires reporter in center of online battle

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post has fired Felicia Sonmez, who triggered a vigorous online debate this week over social media policy and public treatment of colleagues after she criticized a fellow...

'Stranger Things' return encourages weekend binging

NEW YORK (AP) — For millions of fans of Netflix's sci-fi drama “Stranger Things,” there's little mystery in how they spent their Memorial Day weekend. Netflix released seven new epis...

Seeing a country with the most high-ranking tour guide

NEW YORK (AP) — With one notable exception, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan seemed to enjoy guiding American journalist Peter Greenberg around her country for the television show “The Royal To...

Chris Wallace interview show to be featured on CNN Sundays

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Wallace will host a Sunday night interview show for CNN starting this fall, the network said Wednesday in announcing a new home for the best-known personality from the since-impl...

Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises. ...

EXPLAINER: White 'replacement theory' fuels racist attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — A racist ideology seeping from the internet's fringes into the mainstream is being investigated as a motivating factor in the supermarket shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New...

News executive Richard Wald, who helped build ABC News, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92. Wald suffered a stroke either S...

Can you believe it? More people watched Kentucky Derby later

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps trying to make sure it really happened, more people watched replays of 80-1 underdog Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby than watched it live. NBC said som...

Wordle answer changed to avoid fraught word, NY Times says

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times moved swiftly to change Monday's answer to its daily Wordle puzzle out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights. ...

'Jeopardy' savors run of super champions after host stumbles

NEW YORK (AP) — As Mattea Roach, Amy Schneider and Matt Amodio can attest, it's cool to be smart again. “Jeopardy!” is on an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, ea...