Amazon takes dark, unsettling turn into religion with 'Hand of God'


LOS ANGELES - "Hand of God," a series starring a corrupt vigilante judge and exploring religious fanaticism, is Amazon Inc's latest bid to entice audiences to its original video programming.

Fox News Channel tops basic cable in August prime-time ratings

- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox News Channel scored the highest prime-time ratings among all basic cable television networks in August, according to Nielsen data, led by the Republican presidential candidates' debate and anchor Megyn Kelly's "The Kelly File."

01 Sep 2015

Fiorina may join next U.S. Republican debate after CNN rule change

WASHINGTON - CNN changed its rules on Tuesday for the next Republican presidential debate in a way that could give former business executive Carly Fiorina a chance to take the stage with the main contenders for the party's 2016 presidential nomination.

Politics, 01 Sep 2015

Turkish court charges Vice News reporters with terrorism links

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A Turkish court on Monday formally charged three employees of Vice News with having links to a terrorist organization, the online news channel said, days after they were detained while reporting from the mainly Kurdish southeast.

World, 31 Aug 2015

Netflix drug drama 'Narcos' blurs line between cartels, agents

LOS ANGELES - Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in Netflix Inc's dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

28 Aug 2015

'Sister Wives' clan uses same-sex marriage ruling in polygamy case

- The stars of the reality television show "Sister Wives" used the U.S. Supreme Court's recent same-sex marriage ruling to support their case against Utah's polygamy ban, court records show.

U.S., Subjects, Gay Marriage 27 Aug 2015

Comedian Tracy Morgan weds 14 months after surviving car wreck

- Tracy Morgan, a star of comedy series "30 Rock" and cast member of "Saturday Night Live", married his long-time fiancee on Sunday, 14 months after suffering life-threatening injuries in a deadly car wreck, People magazine reported on its web site.

People 24 Aug 2015

Bud Yorkin, producer of 'All in the Family,' 'The Jeffersons,' dead at 89

LOS ANGELES - Bud Yorkin, who directed and produced some of the most influential and memorable television shows of the 1970s, including "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," has died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89-years-old.

People, 19 Aug 2015

Star of Australian TV hit 'Prisoner' found guilty of sexual abuse

SYDNEY - A star of Australian hit television show "Prisoner: Cell Block H", the women's jailhouse drama that screened globally throughout the 1980s, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl 31 years ago, a court official said.

20 Aug 2015

Tracy Morgan to host 'Saturday Night Live' in return to TV after crash

NEW YORK - Comedian Tracy Morgan, who has not performed since suffering serious injuries in a car crash last year, will host an episode of sketch show "Saturday Night Live" this fall, television network NBC said on Monday. | Video

People, 17 Aug 2015