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What the Disney-Fox deal means for Marvel, ‘Avatar,’ and streaming

[ad_1] 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 Avengers" and "Star Wars" could...

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FCC Votes To End ‘Net Neutrality’

[ad_1] In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The Thursday vote at the Federal Communications Commission will likely usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. The move not only rolls back restrictions that keep broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from blocking or collecting tolls from services they don’t like, but bars states from imposing their own rules. The broadband industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but its companies...

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Omarosa’ Get’s A ‘Bye Felicia’ From Robin Roberts

[ad_1] Robin Roberts mumbled a “Bye Felicia” under her breath this morning to the thought of Omarosa Manigault selling whatever untold story she has, and the “Good Morning America” host is now a national hero on Twitter. As previously reported, Omarosa appeared on “GMA” Thursday to set the record straight about her White House exit, and to tease a possible book deal that will tell her full story. After O’s interview with co-host Michael Strahan, Roberts and Strahan spoke briefly about it at the desk before moving onto another segment. “She said she had a story to tell and I’m sure she’ll be...

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Disney is buying most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion

[ad_1] 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 (DIS) is adding even more prime entertainment assets to...

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At Age 17, He Killed A Deputy; At 71, He Could Get Parole

[ad_1] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than a half-century after a Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at parole since the nation’s highest court ruled in his favor and cleared a path to freedom for hundreds of other “juvenile lifers.” Louisiana’s parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday for Henry Montgomery, who was 17 when he shot and killed East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy Charles Hurt in 1963. The U.S. Supreme Court’s January 2016 ruling in Montgomery’s case opened the door for roughly 2,000 other juvenile offenders...

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Ample Tax Cuts For Business, Wealthy In New GOP Tax Accord

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have billed the package as a huge benefit for the middle class. The agreement reached Wednesday by House and Senate GOP leaders also calls for scrapping a major tax requirement of the “Obamacare” health law, a step toward the ultimate GOP goal of unraveling the law. The agreement combines key elements of separate...

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After Senate Loss, Will Moore Leave Politics? Probably Not

[ad_1] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore has now lost more statewide races than he’s won in Alabama, including a Senate contest that seemed within reach. So will the Republican former judge now abandon politics and ride off into the sunset? Probably not. Instead, he’s discussing a possible recount — a longshot at best — and depicting himself as a victim of false child molestation allegations. A Christian conservative known for never giving an inch in politics, Moore has not conceded the tight race to Democratic opponent Doug Jones. “Part of the problem with this campaign is we’ve been painted in an unfavorable...

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Morning Minute: Omarosa Is OUT!

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. 12/14/17- News of Omarosa Manigault resigning from the White House has spread and people are pretty happy about it. Chris Paul makes a crafty little limerick poem about Manigault’s exit. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram 10 Black Trump Supporters 10 photos Launch gallery 1. Ben Carson Source:Joe Raedle/Getty Images 1 of 10 2. Herschel Walker Source:Ben Gabbe/Getty Images 2 of 10 3. Omarosa Source:Matthew Eisman/WireImage/Getty 3 of 10 4. Dennis Rodman Source:Larry Marano/WireImage/Getty 4 of 10 5. Jimmy McMillan Source:Instagram 5 of 10 6. Stacey Dash Source:Amanda Edwards/WireImage/Getty 6 of 10 7. Mike Tyson Source:Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty 7 of 10 8. Terrell Owens Source:Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images 8 of 10 9. Azealia Banks Source:Chelsea Lauren/WireImage/Getty 9 of 10 10. Latrell Sprewell Source:Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images 10 of 10 Sign...

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Man Charged In Charlottesville Car Attack Due In Court

[ad_1] CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A young man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, faces a court hearing Thursday on charges including second-degree murder. James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old from Maumee, Ohio, described as having a keen interest in Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler, also faces charges including malicious wounding and felonious assault for the crash Aug. 12 that killed one woman and injured dozens of others. It came during a weekend of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters that rocked the Virginia college town and renewed national...

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