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  • ABC Pulls ‘Great American Baking Show’ Amid Johnny Iuzzini Allegations

    NEW YORK — ABC has pulled “The Great American Baking Show” after one of the show’s judges was accused of sexual misconduct. Celebrity pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini is reportedly facing allegations from multiple women who accused him of harassment and abuse. “In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of ‘The Great American Baking Show’ episodes,” an ABC spokesman said in a statement. […]

  • Walmart Is Letting Workers Get Paid Whenever They Want

    Walmart is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make payday come early for its employees. The company announced a new “Instapay” service for its 1.4 million workers. The service will allow Walmart workers to access, before payday, half of the wages they have already earned. They can withdraw that pay whenever they’d like to. Instapay is part of a personal finance app called Even, which lets hourly and salaried workers plan ahead for bills, make savings goals and helps them […]

  • Eight Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star, NASA Says

    WASHINGTON — For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come. Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star. But Google Artificial Intelligence — which enables computers to “learn” — looked at archival […]

  • What the Disney-Fox Deal Means for Marvel, ‘Avatar,’ and Streaming

    Imagine finding Luke Skywalker, Captain America, Moana, the X-Men and the Na’vi of Pandora all housed in one streaming service. That’s what a Disney streaming service could look like now that the company is buying up most of 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal. The deal puts Fox’s movie studio, 20th Century Fox, under the Disney umbrella, bringing with it the studio’s intellectual property. Having 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men” and “Avatar” under the same roof as Disney’s “The […]

  • FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality, What That Means for You

    WASHINGTON — The fight for the future of the internet just came to a head. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality protections. The repeal passed along a party-line vote. Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman, has framed the repeal as getting the government to “stop micromanaging the internet.” The move is supported by the telecom industry, which claims existing regulations threaten to hamper broadband investments and innovation. Technology companies and consumer advocacy groups have loudly protested the repeal effort […]

  • 5 Years After Sandy Hook, the Victims Have Not Been Forgotten

    It remains among America’s most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children — dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers — extinguished in a flash of violence inside Sandy Hook Elementary. Taken with them on that chilly Friday in December — just 11 days before Christmas — were six adults felled by the same gunman as they refused to abandon their sacred trust to safeguard the smallest among them. Five years later, even […]

  • Disney Is Buying Most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 Billion

    Disney is buying a huge chunk of 21st Century Fox in a deal that promises to reshape the media industry and help the entertainment giant fend off digital rivals such as Netflix. The $52.4 billion deal will combine two of the biggest players in Hollywood. The sale represents a remarkable turn in the career of octogenarian mogul Rupert Murdoch, who is cashing out after building a major media empire. For its part, Disney is adding even more prime entertainment assets […]

  • Target Eyes Same-Day Delivery Service With Purchase of Shipt

    NEW YORK — Target wants to offer same-day delivery service for online purchases. The traditional brick-and-mortar retailer announced a $550 million purchase of Shipt, which it said will bring same-day delivery to about half of its stores by early 2018. By next year’s holiday shopping season, Target expects to offer same-day delivery from a majority of its stores and in all major markets. Shipt uses a network of over 20,000 personal shoppers to fulfill orders from various retailers, delivering them […]

  • The Future of How the Internet Is Regulated Is About to Change

    WASHINGTON — The future of how the internet is regulated may be decided this week. The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a controversial plan to repeal net neutrality protections. The repeal is expected to pass on a party-line vote. The rules, approved by the FCC in 2015, were intended to keep the internet open and fair. Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon were explicitly prohibited from speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites […]

  • ‘Titanic,’ ‘Goonies’ Added to National Film Registry

    WASHINGTON — “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” at the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress? That classic film is one of 25 added to the library’s registry of films this year. Chosen for “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” this year’s selections range from the 1905 film “Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street,” which documented the early days of the New York subway system, to James Cameron’s “Titanic” and the 1987 biopic “La Bamba.” “The selection […]

  • President Trump: We Are ‘Days Away’ From Passing Promised Tax Cut

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made his closing argument Wednesday on a tax package that negotiators on Capitol Hill are “days away” from passing. “As a candidate, I promised we would pass a massive tax cut for the everyday working American families who are the backbone and the heartbeat of our country,” he said. “Now, we are just days away, I hope, I hope, you know what that means, right, from keeping that promise and delivering a truly amazing victory for American families.” He […]

  • Doug Jones beats Roy Moore in Alabama, secures Senate seat

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Democrat Doug Jones has scored a stunning win against Republican Roy Moore to win the Senate seat in Alabama, CNN projects. The dramatic win comes after allegations against Moore of sexually abusing teens and his history of controversial comments about women and minorities. It will be enough for a reliably red state to elect its first Democratic senator in a generation. A Jones win will trim the Republican Senate majority to 51-49 and deals a major blow […]