wednesday in News

Disney has committed to pay a $2.5 billion breakup fee to 21st Century Fox if its $52.4 billion deal to buy most of Fox’s film and TV assets is blocke..
This isn't very fetch. Netflix announced Wednesday that Mean Girls and other popular films, including Chicago, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Forrest Gu..
Tavis Smiley says PBS railroaded him during its investigation into claims he was having-----with staffers, and he's vowing to take a stand against the..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in November as the holiday shopping season got off to a brisk start, pointing to..
The two celebrated the actor’s 50th birthday with a night out in Los Angeles on Wednesday, a source tells PEOPLE. Foxx and Holmes — who have never con..
LIMA, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Peru’s sol currency opened down 0.43 percent at 3.246 per dollar on Thursday after a document suggested firms controlled by P..
On the day before he's set to vote down Net Neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to calm your fears about the dark future he's about to unlea..
The mother of the Louisiana State University student who died following an apparent hazing incident at a fraternity said she believes her son was murd..
Talk show host Tavis Smiley pushed back against allegations of-----misconduct after PBS suspended the distribution of his namesake show on Wednesday, ..
Judd Apatow is putting it plainly: when it comes to the ongoing sea of-----misconduct allegations in Hollywood, everyone should be alarmed.  "My insti..
The fall finale frenzy was in full swing Wednesday night, with finales across the dial with ABC, Fox and The CW all saying farewell to their full line..
Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston – filling in for James Corden on The Late Late Show – gleefully slammed Roy Moore on Wednesday. Moore, who was accu..
The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring most of 21st Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion in stock, Disney announced this morning. Fox will spin off and retain..
On Wednesday night, Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock shared a on his Twitter account admitting to past-----harassment and detailing an encounter..
Creator Kenya Barris unintentionally tapped into the mind of “Grown-ish’s” target demographic when coming up with the idea for a spinoff of his acclai..
The Justice Department is conducting at least one criminal investigation into ride-hailing company Uber, according to a letter made public Wednesday. ..
The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:30 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the b..
Thousands of Romanians on Thursday paid their respects to King Michael I, whose body is lying in state at the Royal Palace before his funeral this wee..
The most surprising aspect of the pricey new U.S. Embassy in London is what isn't there: a perimeter fence. There is no imposing security barrier to p..
Tennessee middle-schooler Keaton Jones is opening up about life after his anti-bullying video, revealing that he hasn’t returned to school since the f..
(Newser) – As recently as Wednesday evening, Roy Moore was refusing to concede the Alabama Senate election to Doug Jones, who bested Moore by 21,000 v..
(Newser) – As recently as Wednesday evening, Roy Moore was refusing to concede the Alabama Senate election to Doug Jones, who bested Moore by 21,000 v..
Good Morning America snagged the first interview with Omarosa Manigault, the reality TV star turned White House staffer, since her ousting from Presid..
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC on Thursday he's "cautiously optimistic" about a tentative tax deal on Capitol Hill. House and Sen..
Disney's strategy of buying key media content assets from Twenty-First Century Fox to beef up content for its own streaming services will not work, ac..
LOS ANGELES — Most fighters would be concerned with their fight and their fight alone, and let the other chips fall where they may. But not Chael Sonn..
Robert Woods is back. After missing Los Angeles' last three games, the Rams wide receiver is ready to make his anticipated return for Sunday's showdow..
LONDON (AP) — Chris Froome's renewed protestations of innocence on Thursday were accompanied by doubts about why the four-time Tour de France champion..
* Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for over $52 bln * Bank stocks recover after falling initially on Fed rate hike * U.S. November retail sales b..
Seahawks Quinton Jefferson let emotions get the best of him as he was walking off the field on Sunday, and now the defensive lineman is calling his co..
Former reality-TV star turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault today tried to set the record straight on her reportedly dramatic exit from the Wh..
Despite a host of challenges facing consumer staples, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper Snapple Group all buying opportunities, according to Deutsche Ban..
Mainstream market forecasters are taking a serious look at the bitcoin boom — noting a bust could cause collateral damage in the stock market. Nuveen ..
Late Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein countered major points of Salma Hayek's New York Times column alleging-----harassment during the production of their ..
Today in the campaign to bury Special Counsel Robert Mueller under a mound of conspiratorial blather, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on ..
Today in the campaign to bury Special Counsel Robert Mueller under a mound of conspiratorial blather, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on ..
Multiple female subordinates felt forced to carry on-----relationships with Tavis Smiley with the firm belief that their continued employment status w..
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger ended his own, and the club's, winless streak in the Bundesliga in his first game this week. Now t..
Houston-born Asher Khan at 18 appeared to be the embodiment of the ISIS wannabe. He and a friend who had converted to Islam made plans to travel the I..
Rian Johnson thinks it's time a female director helmed a 'Star Wars' movie. The 43-year-old filmmaker took control of the eighth instalment of the hit..
Oscar Isaac is very happy Poe Dameron wasn't killed off in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. The 38-year-old actor stars as the Resistance X-wing fighte..
(Reuters) - Wall Street was poised to open higher on Thursday, aided by gains for banking shares and news that the Republicans’ tax code overhaul shou..
* Doubts over timing, impact of Saudi stimulus steps * Saudi Electricity continues slide on news of payment to state * Saudi banks strong after revers..
Whether it's last-minute shopping or sharing some holiday spirit with neighbors and friends, Jersey City's Winter Carnival and Market will be making t..
Turns out if you combine a security camera, some remote control lights, an Amazon Echo and an unsuspecting friend it can make for a pretty fun Twitter..
How far would you go for a Christmas gif? Airbus A380 — the world's largest passenger plane — carried out a very festive test flight over Germany on W..
The vast majority of Apple customers will never use an iMac Pro. The monstrously potent machine, billed as the “most powerful Mac ever built” when App..
Paul George struggled for damn near 48 minutes as booed crashed down all around him. Oklahoma City fans know all about hostile environments, and this ..
Iggy Pop and Jarvis Cocker released a rumbling cover of Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" on Wednesday. The song is the theme for the fourth season of the ..
Senator John McCain is back in the hospital. On Wednesday, the Arizona senator's office released a statement to explain that McCain was hospitalized i..