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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    US officials say Iran is firing artillery in support of Iraq’s fight for Beiji oil refinery WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants,…

  • TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC pulled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar,…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pre-empted by coverage of the Monaco…

  • TLC pulls ’19 Kids and Counting’ amid reports of Josh Duggar sexual misconduct allegations

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC pulls ’19 Kids and Counting’ amid reports of Josh Duggar sexual misconduct allegations.

  • TV miniseries ‘Texas Rising’ takes big-screen approach

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The success of “Hatfields & McCoys” and “The Bible” inspired the History channel to go Texas-sized big with its new miniseries. “Texas Rising,” a 10-hour saga about the fight for independence…

  • Manfred: MASN eventually must pay Nats increased rights fees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will eventually be forced to pay increased rights fees to the Washington Nationals. Both teams own stakes in MASN, and…

  • Czech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupation

    PRAGUE (AP) — A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II. The Czech public broadcaster said…

  • Bill Murray to wish us ‘A Very Murray Christmas’

    WASHINGTON – He was hilarious in Richard Donner’s “Scrooged” (1988). Now, Bill Murray is busting out his holiday chops again with “A Very Murray Christmas.” Variety reports that Netflix will stream the special this December, following…

  • Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

    NEW YORK (AP) — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012.…

  • Joel McHale to host annual ESPY awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July. The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on…

  • Reality star Duggar resigns from Family Research Council

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Family Research Council has accepted the resignation of Josh Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star’s apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. Tony Perkins, president…

  • Jeff Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst in 2016

    Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon is retiring at the end of this season and signed a multi-year…

  • Nielsen: 13.76 million viewers for Letterman

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comic celebrities turned out for David Letterman’s late-night farewell — and so did his biggest audience in more than 21 years. The Nielsen company said Thursday that 13.76 million viewers saw…

  • Red Nose Day combats child poverty (Photos)

    The runup to NBC’s “Red Nose Day” special, an adaptation of a British institution, saw celebrities and everyday people across the region and the country donning the clown-like costume piece on May 21.

  • David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile

    NEW YORK (AP) — There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn’t suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they’re right. When David Letterman signed off CBS’ “Late Show” for…