Media and entertainment industry

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Ike Kaveladze, right, who was among those at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, leaves the Capitol after being interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two Russian-American's, lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and Kaveladze, met in June 2017 over coffee in Moscow where they discussed a meeting they had participated in a year before: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump’s son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The Moscow meeting, which has not been previously disclosed, is now under scrutiny by investigators who want to know why the two men met in the first place and whether there was some effort to get their stories straight about the Trump Tower meeting just weeks before it would become public, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 18, 2017 - 10:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman. The...
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November 17, 2017 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ryan Seacrest is disputing an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with an employee at E! News nearly a decade ago. In a statement Friday, Seacrest says his former...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart, center, talks with reporters in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. John Hart has left the Atlanta Braves, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations. The decision announced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who now has autonomy over all baseball-related decisions. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — John Hart left the Atlanta Braves on Friday, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations. The decision was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who is now in charge of all baseball-related decisions. Hart was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or assault. He was fired by The Weinstein Co., expelled from various professional guilds and is under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, Columbus Crew fans show their support for the team before the start of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal soccer match against New York City FC, in Columbus, Ohio. If the Columbus Crew are allowed to move to Austin for the 2019 season, it could begin a wave of franchise relocations that ultimately costs Major League Soccer the support of its most loyal fans. In the end, America’s top soccer league could wind up being as big a loser as the good people of Ohio’s capital city.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
November 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm
Congratulations, Major League Soccer. You're on the verge of becoming a real American sports league. Greedy owner? Check. Complicit commissioner? Check. Playing one city off another to get a new stadium paid for at least in part with the public's hard-earned tax dollars? Check. The Columbus Crew is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Houston dynamo Jose Altuve and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award while Miami masher is the top candidate for the NL prize. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
November 16, 2017 - 9:07 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team's new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter became the team's chief executive officer when a group headed by venture capitalist...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person can't discuss the matter publicly. (AP Photo/File)
November 16, 2017 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person wouldn't discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, new Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta reacts before an NBA preseason basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Houston. Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL hockey team to Houston, a possibility that did not exist under the NBA team’s previous regime. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:44 pm
New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn't exist under the NBA team's previous regime. Fertitta released a statement Thursday confirming interest in a hockey team in Houston. He recently met with league officials. "I'm very...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred delivers remarks during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will change rules to speed games next year with or without an agreement with the players' association. Management proposed last offseason to institute a 20-second pitch clock, allow one trip to the mound by a catcher per pitcher each inning and raise the...
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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the FCC voted to loosen rules meant to support independent local media. The newspaper and broadcasting industries say they need the changes to deal with growing competition from the web and cable companies. Critics say dumping these rules, by encouraging consolidation, hurts media diversity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 16, 2017 - 3:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one...
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