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  • ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

    ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York’s state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is…

  • Parenting blogger: Families need to discuss Jenner interview

    WASHINGTON – A parenting blogger urges moms and dads to speak with their children about transgender identity in the wake of Olympian and reality TV star Bruce Jenner’s public revelation that he identifies as a…

  • Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Ironside,” has died in California. He was 93. Mankiewicz died Saturday…

  • Equestrian aims for more nations competing at Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Equestrian Federation could cut team sizes at the Olympics to create space for more competing countries. The FEI will also consider relaxing rider dress codes and using more music…

  • Kim Kardashian: supports Bruce Jenner’s gender transition

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in…

  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General…

  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Nearly 1,400 die in powerful Nepal quake that rips cities, crumbles history and shakes Everest KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and…

  • Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman. The Nielsen company said…

  • Garten, Stewart and Bourdain sweep top food broadcast awards

    Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten and Martha Stewart remain the names to beat in food broadcasting. For a second year running, the three dominated the top tier of television awards from the James Beard Foundation, winning…

  • Winners of the 2015 James Beard media awards

    The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation book, broadcast and journalism awards are: ___ — Cookbook of the Year “Yucatan: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition” by David Sterling (University of Texas Press) — Cookbook…

  • Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman” in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt…

  • Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of Comcast’s decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging. The combined company would have created an Internet and TV behemoth…

  • Redskins WR DeSean Jackson set to appear on BET reality show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is coming to reality TV. He’ll be the focus of a BET show premiering in June called “DeSean Jackson: Home Team.” The network says Friday…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Peter Schweizer, author of a book about the Clinton family foundation; Rep. John Delaney, D-Md. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press”…