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TNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from ’14 conference finals

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland’s four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season’s coverage.

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Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, Bill Maher performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos' Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. His first 10 years as a standup comic were so brutal, Maher says, “so now that it's fun and great and easy, now's the time to enjoy it. Because I did pay my dues.” (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he’s worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests.

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CBS’ Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

In this May 3, 2014, file photo, CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington. Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

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Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

Venus Williams of the U.S. returns in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.

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49ers QB Kaepernick apologizes for Houston storm post

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws the ball during NFL football practice, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has apologized for a post on social media Tuesday that referenced flood-ravaged Houston, where San Francisco opens the preseason Aug. 15.

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