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Apple belatedly jumps into the streaming TV business

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Jumping belatedly into a business dominated by Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg to try to overcome its rivals' head start. Apple didn't disclose the price or the launch date except to say…

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. Avenatti, who was also accused of embezzling…

Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it. The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California. Apple announced a new streaming TV service, a…

The Latest: CNN says Mark Geragos is no longer a contributor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 3:10 p.m. CNN has cut ties with Mark Geragos just hours after the celebrity attorney was named as a co-conspirator in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. A CNN representative confirmed Monday that Geragos…

O'Rourke's casual style to be tested by national campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — He doesn't prepare speeches. He doesn't like pollsters. And, so far at least, Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke doesn't always have the capacity to coordinate basic campaign logistics. Just ask Des Moines County Democratic Party Chairman Tom Courtney. Last week, Courtney got an 8 p.m. text from the frantic owner…

Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn't skimp on high-wattage celebrity. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main attractions are usually the company's…

Family members celebrate birthday of late 'Queen of Soul'

DETROIT (AP) — Family members celebrated Aretha Franklin on what would have been the Queen of Soul's 77th birthday Monday with a memorial service and a screening of a documentary film. The service was held inside a chapel at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit. Franklin died last year after battling pancreatic cancer and was laid to…

The Latest: Apple says its new services will respect privacy

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Apple says the new services it's launching will respect your digital boundaries. Apple announced a new streaming TV service, a paid subscription level of its news app, a video game service and a credit card at a splashy, celebrity-laden…

Review: LOCASH offer a bro-country hoot of an album

LOCASH, "Brothers" (Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group) If there's a such a thing as Bingo for country song references, go ahead and spin the latest LOCASH album and brace yourself. You'll get a whole lot of trucks, beer, jeans, dogs, back roads, mom's cooking, God and weekend parties. And that's just the first few tunes. The…