Media and entertainment industry

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, April 11, Disney is unveiling details of its long-awaited streaming service Disney Plus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 11, 2019 - 8:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that's aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally of the Magic Kingdom. The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reports that Spielberg intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated and unwieldy online debate. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 10:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has...
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game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National team
(Photo by Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)
December 19, 2018 - 6:36 pm
The next generation of Cuban baseball stars may have a much easier time reaching the major leagues. Cubans can sign under rules similar to what players from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan face, according to an agreement among Major League Baseball, its players' association and the Cuban Baseball...
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This combination photo provided by Time Magazine shows their four covers for the "Person of the Year," announced Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The covers show Jamal Khashoggi, top left, members of the Capital Gazette newspaper, of Annapolis, Md., top right, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, bottom left, and Maria Ressa. The covers, which Time called the "guardians and the war on truth," were selected "for taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts that are central to civil discourse, for speaking up and speaking out." (Time Magazine via AP)
December 12, 2018 - 5:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world. The designation wasn't intended as a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, in New York. The NHL Board of Governors is expected to vote to approve Seattle expansion at their two-day meeting and will get updates on collective bargaining talks and the concussion lawsuit settlement. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 04, 2018 - 1:04 am
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The NHL Board of Governors is expected to approve expansion to Seattle, with the league's 32nd team beginning play in the 2021-22 season. A three-quarters vote of the current 31 owners is needed to confirm Seattle as the league's newest franchise. The nine-member executive...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at the baseball owners meeting in Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul newberry)
November 15, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust...
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FILE - This Tuesday, April 10, 2018 file photo shows vaping devices, including a Juul, center, that were confiscated from students at a high school in Marshfield, Mass. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc. announced it had stopped filling orders for its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods but not menthol and mint. It will sell all flavors through its website and limit sales to those 21 and older. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 13, 2018 - 9:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Juul said it stopped filling store orders Tuesday for mango...
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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media prior to the ice hockey NHL Global Series match Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season. Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on...
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Houston Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow speaks during a news conference before Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 7:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated. That's their story, and Major League Baseball agrees. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying — when...
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In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen stands near the field before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. He was 65. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
October 15, 2018 - 10:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin...
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