‘Roseanne’ Wasn’t a Big Moneymaker for ABC. Here’s Why.

The comedy “Roseanne” wasn’t a big moneymaker for Walt Disney Co.’s ABC, but was nevertheless a crucial part of the network’s business. ABC canceled the sitcom Tuesday after a racist tweet by show star Roseanne Barr about former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett. “Roseanne” drew a large audience, averaging about 18 million viewers per-episode whenRead More

GOP lawmaker: Not apologizing for my comments

GOP lawmaker: Not apologizing for my comments Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California is facing criticism and has lost an endorsement from a Realtors group for saying that people should be able to refuse to sell their homes to gay people. Source Article

‘Deadpool 2’ Surges to No. 1 at Box Office

LOS ANGELES—“Deadpool 2” became the rare R-rated blockbuster at the box office over the weekend, kicking off what Hollywood hopes is a robust summer movie season. The sequel about a foul-mouthed superhero (Ryan Reynolds) collected a strong $125 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates. It collected an additional $176 million inRead More

Malaysian Pro-Democracy Leader Anwar Ibrahim Released From Detention

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian pro-democracy leader Anwar Ibrahim was formally pardoned and released Wednesday after serving three years in detention on what he says was a trumped-up sodomy conviction, freeing him up to succeed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad after his stunning election win last week. Mr. Mahathir, who is 92, promised to arrange the pardon duringRead More

ANALYSIS-Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch

MIDLAND, Texas, May 1 (Reuters) – In West Texas, rising oil prices are fueling a sharp economic upswing, lifting employment and pay to records, driving up spending at hotels, restaurants, and car dealerships, and raising the cost of housing and other essentials. This parched patch of land, under which lie the largest oil-producing rock formationsRead More

Classified Report Slams Military Over October Deaths in Niger

WASHINGTON—Poor training, complacency and a culture of excessive risk contributed to the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during an operation in Niger in October, according to a classified Pentagon report. The report, described by officials familiar with its contents, details a series of missteps and describes a disregard for military procedures and for the chainRead More