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The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year's Upfronts

It's been a memorable upfront/NewFronts season, but not even the Adweek staff was prepared for some of the zaniness of the final—and most important— week, as networks made their strikingly (data) similar (data) pitches (data) to media buyers and advertisers from morning to night.

Brandon Bostian, Amtrak engineer, can't remember crash details, lets attorney speak for him

PHILADELPHIA (ABC News) -- Brandon Bostian, the engineer driving the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, has no recollection of the crash itself and "no explanation" for what happened, his attorney told ABC News. The attorney for Bostian, 32, a Queens, New York, resi

Brandon Bostian Identified As Amtrak Engineer In Deadly Crash

The engineer at the controls of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 200, has been identified as 32-year-old Brandon Bostian. An attorney representing Bostian confirmed his client's identity to ABC News on Wednesday. Amt

NBC Trims Comedies for Fall, Focuses on Football and Live Shows

There's not much to laugh about on NBC's fall schedule. In its 2015-16 slate, unveiled Sunday ahead of Monday's upfronts, NBC is devoting only a single hour to sitcoms this fall: 8-9 p.m. Fridays, as the network continues to struggle with its comedy brand. Instead, the network&m

A quick look at all the rate-hike buzz going on at the hedge fund conference of the year

One thing everyone at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas is taking about is the prospect of increased rates from the Federal Reserve and chair Janet Yellen. Will she raise them? When? When these questions are finally answered, it will have huge ramifications for hedge funds, investment banks

Adult Swim Unveils a Lineup of Robust and Funny Shows

Adult Swim announced a slate of more than 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials today, featuring more of the off-kilter, hilarious shows that have made it basic cable's No. 1 network for the last decade in total day viewership among adults 18-24 and 18-34. "Adult Swim has alwa

Patriots probably deflated balls, Brady 'aware': NFL probe

New York (AFP) - New England Patriots star Tom Brady was probably aware of a plot to deflate balls used in a key playoff game, an NFL probe ruled, dealing a blow to the image of one of the most prominent athletes in American sport.A National Football League investigation into the "Deflategate" affai

Zimbabwe Appeals to West for Direct Funding

Zimbabwean officials made a plea to Western governments and international organizations on Wednesday to resume direct aid to the southern African country.  But, the United Nations and the United States seem to be happy with the current arrangements. At a meeting, Zimbabwean Finance Minister P

Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, dies at 47 on holiday

Dave Goldberg, chief executive of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, died on Friday night. He was 47. The New York Times described  Goldberg as " a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist." His death was confirmed by SurveyMonkey,  known for its web-base

Dave Goldberg had an incredible life — but it wasn't easy

Note: SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg passed away suddenly last night. His brother, Robert Goldberg, announced the news on Facebook this morning. "No words can express the depth of loss we feel," he wrote. Business Insider had the chance to interview Dave Goldberg last month about his life and the ch

Bolton 0 Birmingham 1: Robert Tesche sees Blues past Bolton

Robert Tesche's first-half strike gave Birmingham City a 1-0 end-of-season Sky Bet Championship away win as Bolton's disappointing season finished on another low.

Skidaway researcher exposes impact of Arctic melt

As the planet warms, the doors are being thrown open on a massive storehouse of carbon in the Arctic, warns University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Aron Stubbins.   Stubbins is part of a team investigating how ancient carbon, previously locked away in Arctic permaf

Police Van Carrying Freddie Gray Made Previously Undisclosed Second Stop

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but many people in Baltimore were finding it hard to be patient Thursday when police revealed nothing about the internal investigation they turned

We haven't assured ourselves of title yet, says Mourinho

Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists the English Premier League title has not been secured just yet despite moving to within one victory of mathematically clinching it.The West Londoners ensured they would be crowned champions if they beat Crystal Palace at home o

Teens With Autism Stretch, Grow And Laugh In Improv Classes At Second City

Some of America's funniest people have honed their craft at The Second City in Chicago. But it's not just professionals who can bloom with a little improv comedy. For the past two years, the iconic Chicago-based comedy theater/school has offered an improv comedy program aimed at teens with autism

Bayern's Lewandowski, Robben doubtful for Barca

BERLIN: Bayern Munich’s top scorers Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben are doubtful for next Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final, first-leg, against Barcelona after suffering injuries in the newly-crowned German champions German Cup defeat. Bayern were knocked out of the Cup on Tues

Andrew Lincoln Has Some Great Ideas For a Walking Dead Movie

No one has said a movie version of The Walking Dead is ever actually coming, but everyone has ideas for it anyway — and Andrew Lincoln's (Rick Grimes) pitches aren't half bad. Robert Kirkman's Skybound has a new movie deal with Universal and there's no plan at all for a TWD movie in addition to t

Guardiola feels the love after Bayern's 'miracle'

MUNICH: Pep Guardiola admitted feeling the love for his Bayern Munich players after their ‘miraculous’ 6-1 romp against ten-man Porto on Tuesday put them in the Champions League semi-finals. Having needed to overturn a two-goal deficit after last Wednesday’s shock 3-1 first-leg def

Bayern Munich 6-1 Porto (agg 7-4): Robert Lewandowski leads five-goal first-half blitz

Bayern came into the game as the underdogs for qualification but smashed their way past their opponents, finding themselves five goals up at the break

Bayern Munich and Barcelona cruise into semi-finals

Paris (France) (AFP) - Doubles from Robert Lewandowski and Neymar inspired Bayern Munich and Barcelona respectively into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.Lewandowski's brace came in a crazy first half where Bayern rattled five goals past a demoralised Porto side, who had come into the gam

Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazi

Bruce Jenner Is Cutting Ties With The Kardashians (VIDEO)

It's obvious that Bruce Jenner is going through a transition right now —which we will learn more about on April 28's Diane Sawyer special —but could that transition include cutting ties with his old family? According to what a source tells Us Weekly, the Kardashian half of the family —which we im

5 Predictions From TV Network Execs Last Year That Were Way Off

You'll hear a variety of pop hits during TV network upfront presentations, but the only song that really should be part of the soundtrack this week is Everything is Awesome from The Lego Movie. It's the perfect mantra for upfronts, where all the network executives who take the stage will b

California's Drought Grabs Headlines, But Other States Face Water Woes Too

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. With all the attention focused on California's water woes, an observer might conclude that the Golden

Artsakh Permanent Representative to U.S. speaks at CSUN

Robert Avetisyan spent over half an hour thoroughly answering the influx of questions eagerly asked by students in the auditorium.

Southern California Water Supplier Eyes Summer Delivery Cuts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Water deliveries to more than two dozen cities and agencies serving 19 million people in Southern California could be curtailed under a plan proposed by one of the state's largest water wholesalers amid severe drought. The board of the Metropolitan Water District wa

John Singleton Drops Out Of Tupac Biopic Because 'The People Involved Aren't Really Respectful' Of T...

Tupac Shakur's forthcoming biopic, "Tupac," has experienced a slight shift as it was announced last week that "Devil In A Blue Dress" director Carl Franklin has been named to replace John Singleton as the film's director. According to Variety, the film's spokesman, Greg Mielcarz, stated Singleton

STOCKS SLIDE INTO THE CLOSE: Here's what you need to know (SPX, DJI, IXIC, NFLX, BLDR)

Stocks slid into the close after a rally this morning that briefly took the Nasdaq above 5,000 for the first time in three weeks. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 18,014.05 -43.60 (-0.24%) S&P 500: 2,097.12 -4.94 (-0.24%) Nasdaq: 4,999.05 +3.07 (0.06%) And now, the top stories on Mon

French Spiderman Alain Robert climbs Dubai's 1,007ft Cayan Tower without safety harness

Free-climber Alain Robert, known as the 'French Spiderman', scaled Dubai's 75-storey Cayan Tower in an hour and a half with nothing more than tape and chalk while hundreds watched below.

Hillary Clinton running for president

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House. "Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion," she said. As she did in 2007, Clinton began her campaign for the 2016 Democratic n

It's official: Hillary Clinton enters 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the "champion" of everyday Americans. Clinton opened her bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination by p

Kerry: US Engagement Seeks to Encourage Change in Cuba

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States has embarked on a "policy of transformation" with its engagement with Cuba. His comments follow President Barack Obama's unprecedented meeting Saturday with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, on the sidelines of a regional summit. Kerry

Half of bosses planning salary freezes this year

More than half of company bosses are planning to freeze salaries this year, but skilled finance and accounting professionals are more likely to get a boost in pay.The 2015 Robert Half Salary Guide, which surveyed 100 New Zealand...

'The IRS Sucks,' Declares Businessweek

Paying taxes bites. Collecting them is worse. That's the message of this week's cover story in Bloomberg Businessweek, which hits newsstands on Friday. Over the past five years, the Internal Revenue Service's budget was slashed by $1.2 billion. The agency lost 11 percent of its employees. Its

Bradley Beal scores 21 points, Wizards beat 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 21 points and the Washington Wizards shot a franchise-record 65.3 percent from the field in their 119-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Wizards rested All-Star guard John Wall, ending his consecutive games streak at 208. Ramon Se

Funeral for Former Slave Takes Center Stage at Appomattox

A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds' master's cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died a slave at 60, hours before the war to end slavery unofficially came to a close. A century and a half later, Re