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  • Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news…

  • ‘Humans’ star William Hurt says AI sentience is ‘inevitable’

    NEW YORK (AP) — For William Hurt it isn’t a question of whether someone will invent a robot with feelings, it’s a matter of when. “I think I may be pretty good at saying if…

  • ‘Rectify’ returns for Season 3 of a murder’s aftermath

    NEW YORK (AP) — Abigail Spencer remembers being about to shoot a scene for last season’s “Rectify.” It was set in a hospital room as Daniel, played by series star Aden Young, came out of…

  • Reelz comes to the rescue of homeless Miss USA pageant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement…

  • Reelz channel to air Miss USA after NBC drops pageant

    NEW YORK (AP) — Reelz channel to air Miss USA after NBC drops pageant.

  • Colbert interviews Eminem on Michigan public-access TV show

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Stephen Colbert has temporarily taken over a public-access TV show in southeastern Michigan in an episode that featured rapper Eminem. Colbert hosted the latest episode of “Only in Monroe,” which airs…

  • Macy’s dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy’s department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico’s governor and New York City’s mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.…

  • Son of ‘Barney’ co-creator gets 15 years for shooting

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of a co-creator of the “Barney and Friends” TV show has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting his Malibu neighbor. City News Service says 29-year-old Patrick…

  • WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring. The…

  • Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor’s husband at motel

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued. Lynne Russell…

  • Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fights

    Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights. The lawsuit filed…

  • Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document…

  • US win draws best men’s or women’s World Cup semi audience

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ win over Germany is the most-watched men’s or women’s World Cup semifinal ever on American television. The 2-0 victory by the second-ranked U.S. over the No. 1 Germans…

  • New York prison break featured on Investigation Discovery

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison. The Investigation Discovery network says it will take…