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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    1 accused gunman in shooting outside Muhammad cartoon event was well-known to FBI WASHINGTON (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of…

  • Boxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change

    NEW YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights. Instead, the…

  • Fox renews ‘The Simpsons’ for 2 more seasons

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Simpsons” will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons. Fox said Monday it has renewed the animated series for its 27th and 28th seasons, which will carry…

  • Bryant Gumbel defends program and co-workers against lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The host of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on Monday defended his monthly sports magazine against claims by a British soccer ball maker that it delivered a “pack of lies”…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ McDonald’s challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale. CEO Steve…

  • Al-Jazeera America loses top executive

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague’s anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S.…

  • Going inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll Spinney

    NEW YORK (AP) — He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight. Now Caroll Spinney drops his fine-feathered obscurity (and emerges…

  • Bruce Jenner in the spotlight for 2 ‘Kardashians’ specials

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you didn’t hear enough about Bruce Jenner’s gender transition during his recent interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, the E! network wants to fix that. The network said it will air…

  • The Muppets to team up with several YouTube stars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to stream the video. The Muppets are appearing in skits and other online videos with several YouTube…

  • Bruce Jenner in the spotlight for 2 ‘Kardashians’ specials

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you didn’t hear enough about Bruce Jenner’s gender transition during his recent interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, the E! network wants to fix that. The network said it will air…

  • Comcast now has more Internet than cable customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators’ fears about a giant cable company’s control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers. For…

  • ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ star Raymond Cruz plays real-life monster

    WASHINGTON — You know him for his signature phrase: “Tight, tight, tight!” With one phrase, Raymond Cruz turned Season One villain Tuco Salamanca into one of the most beloved characters of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” then reprised the…

  • ‘Star Trek’ actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk’s assistant on the original “Star Trek” series, has died. She was 85. Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her home in the Central…

  • Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas…

  • Intuit drafting another small business for Super Bowl TV ad

    NEW YORK (AP) — Intuit is looking to draft another small business for some air time in football’s biggest game. The maker of QuickBooks accounting software is planning its second competition in which small companies…