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U.S. agency will not take action against CBS' 'Colbert' show


WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it would not take any action over thousands of complaints about a crude joke that late-night television host Stephen Colbert told about U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Scandal-plagued Fox News hit with more lawsuits in U.S. court

Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc .

U.S. May 22 2017

Misty peaks, verdant trees, fresh cherry pie: the real 'Twin Peaks'

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. Wind whistles through the Douglas fir trees dotting the Washington state horizon, the cascading waters of Snoqualmie Falls crash into a ravine and a freshly baked cherry pie sits atop the counter of the Double R diner. | Video

May 18 2017

Fate of Ailes harassment lawsuits unclear after his death

NEW YORK The death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes could pose a major hurdle to a series of lawsuits that claimed he sexually harassed female anchors and contributors at America's most-watched cable channel. | Video

U.S., May 18 2017

Loved and loathed, Roger Ailes transformed U.S. media landscape

Roger Ailes, who became one of the most powerful figures in both U.S. politics and media by turning the Fox News network into a booming voice for conservatives before he was brought down by sexual harassment charges, has died at the age of 77.

U.S., May 18 2017

David Letterman to be awarded Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize

WASHINGTON David Letterman, who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, has been chosen to receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the center said on Tuesday.

People May 16 2017

'Wizard of Lies' tells Madoff story as 'dark tragedy' of betrayal

NEW YORK The latest film about infamous swindler Bernard Madoff, whose decades-long Ponzi scheme cost clients more than $17 billion, ends with a question. | Video

Film, May 16 2017

BBC's 'Happy Valley' wins big at BAFTA TV awards

LONDON, May 15 BBC police drama "Happy Valley" was the big winner at Britain's BAFTA awards recognizing excellence in television, beating on Sunday heavily-tipped Netflix drama "The Crown." | Video

May 15 2017

Melissa McCarthy motors through New York dressed as Sean Spicer

(This version of the May 12 item, corrects paragraph 3 to show that episode lasts 90 minutes, not an hour) | Video

May 15 2017

'American Idol' to make comeback on ABC TV in 2018

NEW YORK "American Idol," the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will return to the screen on ABC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.

Music May 09 2017