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11:40 AM ET, August 29, 2017


 Top News: 
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
ShowTime faces class-action lawsuit from customers who are suing the network over its in-app low quality stream of the McGregor-Mayweather fight  —  Grainy video, errors and buffering streams weren't what fans paid $99 to see, according to the lawsuit.  —  Before the sweat was dry …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, steps down as board announces a financial review, which could trigger sale of its building  —  Jeffrey Herbst, president and chief executive of the Newseum, stepped down suddenly on Monday as the museum's board announced a full-blown review of its long-troubled finances.
Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
Emails show hoaxer distributed information for stories written by Claude Taylor and promoted by Louise Mensch; Taylor offers apology after being approached  —  Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information …
Brian Klaas / The Hill:
The heroism of journalists in Houston, with some rescuing victims, shows they are not “enemies” of the people; Trump should apologize  —  As the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey continue to bury Houston, President Trump owes journalists an apology.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's talks with Hollywood studios hampered by pricing disagreements over 4K content, ready for new Apple TV, with Apple wanting to charge $20/movie  —  Tech giant wants to have major Hollywood films available in ultra-high definition on the new device
Joe Lemire / SportTechie:
How Intel's weekly MLB broadcast, run by a team of ~12 people, uses VR to give viewers new viewpoints within the game alongside director-led “VR-Cast” option  —  NEW YORK — Those fans at Citi Field whose seats were low near the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks' dugout last Tuesday …
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Sky will stop broadcasting Fox News in the UK as of September 5 at 4pm; sources say decision not connected to takeover bid, channel only draws 2K viewers a day  —  Exclusive: Sources say decision to stop broadcasting Fox News is not connected to Fox's £11.7bn takeover bid for Sky
Mădălina Ciobanu /
How US-based nonprofit ORBmedia, which is focused on in-depth reporting of global issues, publishes stories in multiple formats and languages  —  The non-profit organisation publishes stories in four formats, including text and audio, and translates them into four languages
During a rally in California, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by Antifa protesters and threw himself in front to shield him  —  While covering Sunday's “Rally Against Hate” in Berkeley, California, today, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by a group of protesters.
Brittany Crocker / Knoxville News-Sentinel:, the oldest white supremacist forum that has been online for about 20 years, has been suspended by its registrar Network Solutions  —  Stormfront, an international supremacist web forum, appears to have been seized by its website host, Network Solutions, LLC.  —  The forum disappeared Friday.
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