Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

  • Written by By TALI ARBEL , AP Technology Writer

Coroner: Accused state lawmaker's death is apparent suicide

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, the county coroner said.


  • Written by By ADAM BEAM , Associated Press

Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state's history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames.


'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door.

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  • Written by By MITCH WEISS and HOLBROOK MOHR , Associated Press