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Cable news ratings tighten with big months for CNN, MSNBC

NEW YORK — Cable television news has never been more in vogue and so competitive. Several programs on MSNBC and CNN had their most-watched months ever in January, the Nielsen company said.
Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES — With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations Tuesday, while “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” could make its presence felt at next month’s ceremony.
PBS chief defends filmmaker Ken Burns, touts diversity

PBS chief defends filmmaker Ken Burns, touts diversity

LOS ANGELES — The chief executive of PBS rejected a filmmaker’s argument that public TV's 40-year relationship with documentarian Ken Burns has come at the expense of diversity.
4 hurt in explosion at Los Angeles-area industrial park

4 hurt in explosion at Los Angeles-area industrial park

LOS ANGELES — An explosion at an industrial park near Los Angeles on Tuesday injured four people, three of them critically, authorities said. The blast was reported at 4:45 p.m.
China not convinced by Canada's Wu-Tang Clan explanation

China not convinced by Canada's Wu-Tang Clan explanation

BEIJING — A ruckus brought by China over Canadian T-shirts bearing an altered logo of the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang clan continued Wednesday, with China’s Foreign Ministry saying it didn’t buy Canada’s explanation that the shirts were not an ins
WHO team visits Wuhan virus lab at centre of speculation

WHO team visits Wuhan virus lab at centre of speculation

WUHAN, China — World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited a research centre in the Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus, with one member saying they'd intended to meet k
Bidens bring an unexpected piece of furniture to White House

Bidens bring an unexpected piece of furniture to White House

WASHINGTON — There's a crib in President Joe Biden's White House. Upstairs in the family residence, the bed is set for the president's youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr.
Sony booming on hit 'Demon Slayer,' headed to record profit

Sony booming on hit 'Demon Slayer,' headed to record profit

TOKYO — Sony Corp.’s its fiscal third quarter profit jumped 62%, positioning the Japanese entertainment and electronics giant for a record annual profit as its bottom line got a healthy boost from its mega-hit animation film “Demon Slayer.
US says Myanmar takeover was coup, promises sanction review

US says Myanmar takeover was coup, promises sanction review

The United States on Tuesday declared the military roundup of civilian leaders in Myanmar a coup, and said it would look for ways to impose more sanctions or other penalties on the country's military and officers.

House Dems make case for conviction; Trump denies charges

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters “like a loaded cannon” at the U.S.