Wednesday, June 20, 2018

AP Top News at 11:50 p.m. EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHY 'LOCAL' FISH ISN'T ALWAYS LOCAL An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish has been duping chefs across the U.S. 2. TRUMP ON NORTH KOREA CLAIM RAISES EYEBROWS President Donald Trump declared that his summit with Kim Jong Un ended any nuclear threat, though the meeting produced no details on how or when weapons might be eliminated or reduced. 3. COMCAST CHALLENGES DISNEY WITH $65B BID FOR FOX Comcast's bid for Fox's entertainment business sets up a bid battle with Disney, and comes just after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner.WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The outcome is a cautionary tale for Republicans in Congress who try to work with Trump while also maintaining their independence. One wrong turn — or in Sanford's case, many — and they could face the wrath of a president who is quick to attack detractors as enemies, even in his own party. "That's ultimately what the race devolved down to, which was, was I Trump enough?" Sanford told reporters on Capitol Hill.WASHINGTON (AP) — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study. In the last quarter century, the southern-most continent's ice sheet — a key indicator of climate change — melted into enough water to cover Texas to a depth of nearly 13 feet (4 meters), scientists calculated. All that water made global oceans rise about three-tenths of an inch (7.6 millimeters). From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost nearly 84 billion tons of ice a year (76 billion metric tons).LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of the first Las Vegas police officers to respond to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history huddled with people taking cover, organized escape routes, carried wounded victims to safety and ducked behind barriers as bullets rained around them, according to video released Wednesday. "It's coming from the Mandalay Bay!" an officer is heard saying on one video. "Stay down!" he tells unseen people during bursts of rapid gunfire, while a dispatcher on his police radio says multiple people have gunshot wounds. "Over here! Get behind the police car!" The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released 28 clips of police body-camera video ranging from a few seconds to more than two hours, totaling about 10 hours of footage.WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's latest move against "Obamacare" could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts. At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act in court. That includes the law's unpopular requirement to carry health insurance, but also widely supported provisions that protect people with pre-existing medical conditions and limit what insurers can charge older, sicker customers. Two independent experts said Wednesday that the administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of the ACA that protect people in employer plans, not only the smaller pool of consumers who buy a policy directly from an insurer.SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation's most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation. The "Cal 3" initiative is driven by venture capitalist Tim Draper, who has tried and failed in the past to place an effort to break up California on the ballot, including a bid in 2016 to create six separate states. Backers of the measure argue California has become "ungovernable" because of its economic and geographic diversity as well as its population approaching 40 million people.NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that it would hurt competition in cable and satellite TV and jack up costs to consumers for streaming TV and movies. The ruling signaled that Comcast could win regulatory approval, too; its bid for Fox shares many similarities with the AT&T-Time Warner deal. Comcast says its cash bid is 19 percent higher than the value of Disney offer as of Wednesday.WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A strong storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. The storm struck a shopping plaza in Wilkes-Barre (WILKS'-ba-ree) Township Wednesday night. The area was under a tornado warning at the time. Township police wrote on their Facebook page that there were reports of "multiple collapsed buildings." Photos posted on social media show shattered storefronts and major damage to numerous businesses including a Panera Bread restaurant. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey took to Twitter and urged people in the path of the storm to stay safe and "please heed the warnings and follow the directions of local officials." The National Weather Service says it will be in Wilkes-Barre Thursday to survey the damage.

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Sports on TV/radio for Thursday, June 21

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