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  • TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Crunch time is coming in a Ukrainian showdown that may yield clues into an increasingly asked question: How free is the press in Ukraine as it fights to stay out of…

  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them. Schieffer will host CBS’…

  • William Shatner treks to DC for wrath of Awesome Con

    WASHINGTON — It may not be the final frontier, but it’s a must-hit event for pop culture fanatics. The third annual Awesome Con convention returns to the Washington Convention Center from May 29 to 31…

  • Historian, author of ‘The Pacific’ Hugh Ambrose dies at 48

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history “The Pacific” after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48. Ambrose died of…

  • What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications’ $55 billion bid for Time…

  • Record-setting scoring changes face of college softball

    The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday…

  • World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship’s newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the…

  • TV food star Sandra Lee back home after cancer surgery

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy. Lee posted photos to her Facebook page Monday showing her smiling and…

  • Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made…

  • Charter buying Time Warner Cable as TV viewers go online

    NEW YORK (AP) — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. And executives say…

  • Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage,…

  • Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit “Orange is the…

  • Controversial Czech TV show re-creates life under Nazis

    WASHINGTON — Reality TV shows have placed people and families on deserted islands and remote locations, living like the Amish, like people from the 19th century and more. But one show in the Czech Republic…

  • David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500. The freshly retired Letterman was all grins early Sunday as his IndyCar…

  • YouTube’s 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube’s legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet’s video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents,…