Actor Alan Thicke, dad on 'Growing Pains,' dead at 69

Dec 14, 2016

Actor Alan Thicke, dad on 'Growing Pains,' dead at 69

Canadian actor Alan Thicke, best known for his leading role in the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains” and the father of singer Robin Thicke, died on Tuesday. He was 69. “Alan’s sudden passing has been confirmed. At present, we have no further details,” his spokeswoman, ...

Oct 18, 2016

Kremlin-backed TV channel cries censorship in U.K. banking row

Russia accused Britain of political censorship Monday after a British state-owned bank withdrew its services from Kremlin-backed Russian broadcaster RT. RT said NatWest, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), which is majority-controlled by the British government, had not explained why it was ...

Trump-Clinton debate was the most-watched ever

/ Sep 28, 2016

Trump-Clinton debate was the most-watched ever

The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers Monday night, a record for such an event and a number rarely seen in the age of digital streaming and social media. The audience beat the ...

Aug 30, 2016

China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'

China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and “Western lifestyles,” the country’s broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment. President Xi Jinping has embarked on an unprecedented drive to censor ...