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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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Black Moms Matter: Can’t Get Into The Holiday Spirit? Here’s How!

[ad_1] Your browser does not support iframes. 12/14/17- It’s the holidays and your kids are raving all about it but you’re not feeling it. What do you do? Sherri goes to the strip club to get a dance from her “Santa.” Kym, on the other hand, dresses her son up like an elf and teaches him how to make her “special eggnog.” Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram [ione_media_gallery id="318883" overlay="true"] Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Close Thank you...

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Little Known Black History Fact: London Breed

[ad_1] London Breed arrived to her new position as acting mayor of San Francisco under unfortunate circumstances. Ed Lee, the first Asian-American mayor of the city, died from complications from a heart attack Tuesday, thus moving Breed into her new role. She is now San Francisco’s first African-American female mayor. Breed was born August 11, 1974, and raised in a San Francisco public housing development by her grandmother. Despite the violence and turmoil around her, Breed was able to enroll at the University of California-Davis, graduating in 1997. She worked in the private sector until 2010 when she was appointed to...

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Black Vote Boosts Jones Win In Alabama

[ad_1] David Gould The hashtag #BlackWomen is trending this morning because people are giving credit where credit is due in the defeat of accused child predator Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Senate special election in Alabama. Receipts published by The Washington Post showed that 98% of Black women voted for Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the traditionally red state. Early exit numbers indicate that Black people, especially Black women, clearly made a difference in handing Moore the L.   Some exit poll numbers https://t.co/Vk1E2Qq5y7 pic.twitter.com/RdyvobaDYu — Mark Berman (@markberman) December 13, 2017   People of all races took to Twitter with their gratitude, to share voting stories, to rejoice and to plan for...

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Kentucky Lawmaker Accused Of Sexual Assault Commits Suicide

[ad_1] Timothy D. Easley FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said Johnson died of a single gunshot wound on Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Billings said Johnson stopped his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area, then got out and walked to the front of the car. He said an autopsy is scheduled for...

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