Celebrities, athletes, others accused of lying to the public
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett is accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago in January in a celebrity scandal that has captured attention online and in the media....
O’Rourke drops f-bomb on live TV during concession to Cruz
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Rep. Beto O'Rourke didn't go quietly to defeat.
Thanking his campaign supporters for their spirited challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz, he said on live television Tuesday: "All of you, showing the country how you do this. I'm so f---ing proud of you guys."
The Texas Democrat has been known to drop f-bombs in public throughout the fierce campaign. But this time, he was broadcast on MSNBC, prompting anchor Brian Williams to apologize as the network cut away from the speech.
Gameface Game Of The Week: Pittston Area At Wyoming Area
PITTSTON AREA (5-4) at WYOMING AREA (4-5)
When: 7, tonight
Last meeting: Wyoming Area 48, Pittston Area 20 (2016)
Series history: Wyoming Area leads 29-23
Pittston Area: Nick Barbieri (1st season, 5-4)
Wyoming Area: Randy Spencer (10th season, 53-54)
Players to watch
QB Walter Coles has thrown for 1,642 yards and 16 touchdowns.
WR Rich Wallace averages 17.0 yards per catch.
WR Brian Williams averages 12.5 yards per reception.
Holt is a steadying force for NBC as anchor
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching a White House briefing in his office, Lester Holt said he had to walk away when exasperated reporter Brian Karem recently confronted Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the Trump administration's hostility toward the press. Their exchange almost made him physically ill.
Holt's no fan of press bashing, but fighting back that way is decidedly not his style.
Nicolle Wallace gets her own afternoon show on MSNBC
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolle Wallace has left "The View," but she's staying in daytime television.
MSNBC said Friday that Wallace, the former White House communications director to President George W. Bush, will host an hour-long weekday program premiering next month. The New York-based show will air at 4 p.m. Eastern.
Steve Kornacki will stay in that hour as an analyst for Wallace.
What each of the TV networks are planning for election night
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-running television drama known as Campaign 2016 should reach its conclusion Tuesday night, and tens of millions of Americans will be following the results on their television screens.
The record election night audience of 71.5 million viewers came on the night of Barack Obama's first victory in 2008 (it was 66.8 million in 2012). Given the consistent level of interest throughout the 2016 campaign, it's not hard to imagine that record being broken.
Brian Williams and Billy Bush: 2 scandals, 2 approaches
NEW YORK (AP) — Two scandals, two approaches. NBC News gave Brian Williams a second chance after he was caught lying about his role in stories, while Billy Bush apparently won't get the same opportunity following his profane conversation with Donald Trump.
The Latest: Pence confident Trump foundation followed law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Mike Pence and Indiana in the U.S. presidential campaign:
Mike Pence is defending Donald Trump against new criticism of how the Republican presidential hopeful used his charitable foundation.
The vice presidential nominee told NBC's Brian Williams in an interview broadcast late Tuesday that he's confident the Trump Foundation will be able to "demonstrate that they fully complied with the law."
Brian Williams to anchor late campaign newscast for MSNBC
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams will anchor a nightly newscast at 11 p.m. ET on MSNBC primarily focused on the election.
The news network generally airs repeats of its prime-time lineup starting at that hour, but with the busy time this fall wanted to stay with live programming. It has experimented with live news hours at 11 p.m. this past week.
MSNBC said Tuesday that Williams' show will be a half hour and last through the election.