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Biden to Name Campaign Manager, Congressional Ally and Close Friend to Key Staff Jobs

first_imgMr. Richmond will inherit a job once held by Valerie Jarrett in the Obama administration. Kellyanne Conway served as President Trump’s counselor, the job that Mr. Ricchetti will take. And Ms. O’Malley Dillon will probably oversee White House operations for Mr. Biden.A spokesman for the transition declined to comment. A person familiar with the transition planning said that the three appointments would be announced along with other members of the president-elect’s staff. She assumed the role of campaign manager in mid-March, just as the severity of the coronavirus outbreak was becoming clear to many Americans. Two days after she was named to the role, Biden campaign offices around the country shut down. She learned to remotely navigate the team factions and transformed a shoestring primary operation into a general election organization.Ms. O’Malley Dillon’s team faced criticism and second-guessing over the light footprint Mr. Biden’s campaign maintained in key battleground states during the pandemic, and throughout the campaign there were tensions between some of the earliest Biden aides and those she brought in as she built the team.But she was respected inside the campaign for streamlining and organizing what had been a small and underfunded operation, and her expected appointment is a clear sign of the degree to which she is trusted by the president-elect. Mr. Richmond, who served as a national co-chairman of Mr. Biden’s campaign and was an early supporter, had been widely expected to join the Biden White House. He brings with him deep relationships across Capitol Hill. His new job was reported earlier by Bloomberg. By contrast, White House staff positions do not require Senate confirmation, leaving the president-elect wide latitude in selecting his West Wing advisers.The announcements come as Mr. Biden moves quickly to establish his governing agenda and the team he will need to put it into effect once he takes office. The president-elect is under pressure to fill those jobs with people of diverse ethnic and ideological backgrounds, making good on promises he made during his campaign.But the appointments of Mr. Richmond, Ms. O’Malley Dillon and Mr. Ricchetti — all loyal lieutenants to Mr. Biden — suggest the importance that he is also placing on surrounding himself with people whose advice he implicitly trusts.- Advertisement – Mr. Ricchetti is a close adviser and longtime lobbyist who has been by Mr. Biden’s side for years. He lobbied for the pharmaceutical industry and served as Mr. Biden’s chief of staff when he was the vice president.As one of Mr. Biden’s most trusted advisers and a longtime member of his tight-knit inner circle, Mr. Ricchetti is expected to have a broad portfolio and a senior role within the administration. During the campaign, he maintained deep relationships across Capitol Hill and in the donor community, sometimes serving as a kind of gatekeeper to the campaign for Democratic heavyweights.Mr. Biden is likely to move quickly on other key White House jobs as well.He still has to assemble a communications team, including a press secretary, who will often serve as the public face of the administration. Among the possible candidates for that job is Symone Sanders, who has served as one of his top communications advisers during the campaign.The president-elect will also have to choose a White House counsel, a key job in an era of divided government, when members of the other party often engage in legal clashes with the president. Dana Remus, who worked in the counsel’s office during Mr. Obama’s tenure, was the chief lawyer for Mr. Biden’s campaign.And Mr. Biden will need to choose aides to oversee national security, homeland security and economics in his White House. Announcements on some of those positions could also come as soon as Tuesday.Pranshu Verma and Nicholas Fandos contributed reporting. Decisions about cabinet secretaries remain several weeks away, according to people close to Mr. Biden, who has spent several days during the past week in closed-door discussions with advisers about the challenge of winning confirmation fights if the Senate remains in Republican control next year.- Advertisement –center_img The Presidential TransitionUpdated Nov. 16, 2020, 9:01 p.m. ET Mr. Richmond, a Democrat whose district includes most of New Orleans, has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday where he is expected to announce he is leaving Congress. In a brief phone call on Monday night, Mr. Richmond laughingly declined to confirm that he was joining Mr. Biden’s staff but acknowledged that he would discuss his “future” on Tuesday.Mr. Richmond was formerly the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and he has a close relationship with Representative James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina, whose endorsement in February helped revive Mr. Biden’s campaign. Mr. Richmond’s district is safely Democratic, and his departure from Congress is unlikely to cost the party another seat after an election where their majority was weakened.Mr. Richmond is likely to have broad responsibilities in his senior role and will continue to interact with Congress, according to people familiar with the transition. Others said they expected him to serve as one of the people most willing to give the new president frank and candid advice behind closed doors.Ms. O’Malley Dillon, a veteran of former President Barack Obama’s campaigns, has been credited with steering Mr. Biden’s presidential bid through the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic and the challenge of running against an unpredictable rival like Mr. Trump. Her appointment was reported earlier by NBC News. WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will formally announce key members of his White House staff on Tuesday, naming Representative Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana to oversee public outreach and installing Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who managed his presidential campaign, as a deputy chief of staff, a person familiar with the transition said.Mr. Biden will also announce that Steve Ricchetti, a longtime confidant, will serve in the White House as a counselor to the president. All three will most likely have offices down the hall from the Oval Office, making them among the most senior aides in the West Wing.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Arraignment postponed in student murder trial

first_imgThe arraignment for three of the four defendants charged with the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji was postponed Tuesday.Judge James R. Brandlin said the arraignment will now take place May 14.Jonathan Del Carmen, Andrew Garcia, Alejandra Guerrero and Alberto Ochoa are charged with attacking Ji, a 24-year-old engineering graduate student who was walking home from a study group in July.Ji was beaten with a baseball bat during an attempted robbery. He returned to his apartment where he died a few hours later as a result of his injuries.Though all four defendants will be tried as adults, only Del Carmen and Garcia are eligible for the death penalty.  Guerrero and Ochoa were minors when the crime was committed.Garcia was not present in court on Tuesday. In February, he underwent evaluation and a mental competency hearing. The court determined he was fit to stand trial. Garcia’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 29, after which prosecutors said he will likely join the three other defendants for arraignment.Christopher Chaney, Ochoa’s attorney, said multiple continuances are common in cases where the death penalty is involved. The District Attorney’s office must prepare a memo outlining a suggested punishment and that memo is then sent to a committee for a final decision.Rose Tsai, the attorney for Ji’s family, said her clients are following the case closely and hoping for the most severe punishment possible.“The last thing they want is their son to have lost his life in vain,” Tsai said. “They’re hoping justice will be done in this case and it will serve as a deterrent so situations like this won’t happen to any other students.”Tsai said Ji’s parents have also spoken with Deputy District Attorney John McKinney about the trial but have yet to decide if they will come from China to Los Angeles for the proceedings.The trial must begin within 60 days of the arraignment.Since Ji’s murder, the university and the Dept. of Public Safety instituted several new security measures including year-round employment of off-campus security personnel, increased nighttime patrols and enhanced analytics for video camera monitoring. In November, DPS launched the mobile safety app LiveSafe.Despite the fact that the murder victim was a USC student and the crime occurred only a few blocks from campus, Chaney, who is also a USC alumnus, maintains that the defendants did not target USC or its students specifically.“It’s not ‘the USC case,’” he said. “It’s just a case that happened near USC.”last_img read more

Throw-Away Plastics a Big Problem, Says Baykeeper Study

first_imgAt least 165 million pieces of non-biodegradable plastic float at any given time in the 250-square-mile New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, which includes Raritan Bay and associated waters, according to a recently released study.The study, done by the Keyport-based New York-New Jersey Baykeeper, says this breaks down to an estimated 256,322 particles per square kilometer – or a square with sides of about 3,280 feet – throughout the estuary.Locally, the study shows 96,402 particles per square kilometer in Raritan Bay off Keyport, 149,016 at Perth Amboy and 380,947 just at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, based on samplings at those sites.“The big takeaway, we have a big issue on our hands,” said report author Sandra Meola, the Baykeeper’s communications and outreach associate. “And we need a big solution. The solution is to stop the use of single-use, throw-away plastic products.”The study indicated plastics found were in these categories: plastic foam such as in take-out coffee cups, 38 percent; fragments of unidentified hard plastic, 31 percent; filmy plastic such as plastic bags or plastic wrap, 18 percent; pellets such as microbeads found in personal care products, 7 percent; and fishing line or clothing fibers, 6 percent.About 85 percent of the materials were microplastics, or particles smaller than 5 millimeters.Basically, the estuary runs from Raritan Bay in the south to the Tappan Zee Bridge in the north, then west to east from Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook. It also includes Sandy Hook Bay, Hudson River, East River and Arthur Kill.Sandra Meola, the report author, demonstrates a “manta trawl net,” its name derived from its metal scoop resembling a manta ray’s fins, used to collect plastics in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary.Sandra MeolaThe study was released Feb. 9, but was based on sampling done from last March to August at 18 sites.The sampling spots were near storm water and sewage pipes, Meola said.“We figured a lot of the plastic is coming from them, especially microbeads,” Meola said.A boat pulled a “manta trawl net,” its name derived from its metal scoop resembling a manta ray’s fins. Items were collected in a net, rinsed off, then analyzed.“The reason we did this, I was appalled there were plastics in toothpaste and facial scrubs,” said Meola, referring to the microbeads used as abrasives in these products.In December, President Barack Obama signed into law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, co-sponsored by local Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. The law, which bans the manufacturing and sale of microbeads in cosmetics and healthcare products, begins taking effect in July 2017 and reaches its full effect in July 2019.The microbeads law will put only a “small” dent in the problem, Meola said.“Microbeads is only one type of plastic,” Meola said. “I think the next thing to tackle is the foam. We need to move forward and get rid of other nasty things we don’t need.”Prior to this study, there had been no solid data compiled for this region, Meola said.“We are beginning to see evidence of just how prevalent plastic pollution is in our waters,” said Dave Conover, education director at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and a partner in the Baykeeper study. “Plastic trash and debris, along with microplastics, are contaminating fish, birds, mammals, even plankton.“By gathering more data, we can get a clearer picture of the sources of this pollution and create effective strategies to reduce it. We have a responsibility to get plastics out of our waters.”Beth Ravit, co-director of Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability, also is working with the Baykeeper to study the impact of microplastics in the Raritan and Passaic Rivers.Clean Ocean Action, based at Sandy Hook, is working on a microplastics study in Atlantic Ocean water and beach sand along the New Jersey coast.last_img read more

No room for error as Leafs open Murdoch Final against Hawks

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs had better realize, and quick, the bullet the team just dodged in the Murdoch Division semi final series against the Spokane Braves.The Leafs needed six games to dispose of the American-based squad, thanks to two ugly losses at home when the players failed to show up at the arena.However, there is no room for error when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks open the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Final Friday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks swept through the defending KIJHL champion Castlegar Rebels like a sharp chainsaw through a cut of cedar, needing only four games to advance down the playoff trail.And the Hawks would like nothing better than to continue its playoff roll against the Leafs.“We’ve got to be ready when the puck drops,” Leaf coach Frank Maida said Thursday.“We have to come out focused on playing our game for 60 minutes and not looking at anything other than playing period by period,” Maida added.Not much to choose from between Leafs and HawksThe long anticipated Murdoch Final between Nelson and Beaver Valley has been in the works since September when the teams opened training camp.Nelson threw down the challenge after being eliminated the past three seasons by Beaver Valley when Leaf coach Frank Maida stole snipers Jamie Vlanich and Travis Wellman from the Castlegar Rebels during the offseason.The Hawks countered with the likes of Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin returning to Beaver Valley to take their own run at a berth in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, which just happens to be hosted in Nelson April 10-13.Nelson (81 points) won the Murdoch Division title by a single point over Beaver Valley (80 points) as the teams traded places atop the standings and the teams splitting the season series 4-4.Ironically, after Nelson edged the Hawks 2-1 in overtime in the season finale, the teams are tied in goals at 27-27.Also, each team won in the other’s rink. Vlanich status still doubtful to start seriesWhile the Hawks are rolling on all cylinders — out scoring Castlegar 24-10 — the Leafs are struggling to put a healthy team on the ice.The KIJHL’s leading scorer, Leaf center Jamie Vlanich, has yet to play in the playoffs after suffering an upper body injury February 14 against Grand Forks.Leaf coach Frank Maida said Nelson’s leading scorer is listed as “day-to-day”, but will play at some time in the series.Adam Hodge, Troy Petrick and Quinn Kimchuk, all missing some time during the Spokane series, have been cleared to play against the Hawks.Leafs thin in goal after Maida, Rebagliati suffer injuriesThe same can’t be said in the Leaf goal as both Brad Rebagliati and Adam Maida are on the shelf when the puck drops Friday.Rebagliati has also been out of the lineup since playoffs started, and has been tabbed with the “day-to-day” status by the head coach and GM.Maida, however, it’s a different story as the Nelson Minor Hockey grad contemplates surgery to deal with an injured knee.That leaves rookie Jason Mailhoit between the pipes when the team open the series.Mailhoit, powering Nelson to the series-clinching win Tuesday in Spokane, played all season for the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League.Mailhoit’s back up is still not been determined as Leafs await a BC Hockey decision on the status of the team’s goaltending situation.Rebels goalie Patrick Zubick was Mailhoit’s back up in the final game against the Braves.Murdoch series scheduleGame one of the series goes Friday in Nelson with Game two back at the NDCC Arena Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.The series shifts to Fruitvale Monday and Tuesday for Games three and four. Game time at the Hawks nest is 7 p.m.If necessary, the teams are back in Nelson Thursday for Game five.Game six is in Fruitvale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 with the all-important, Game seven set for Saturday, March 15, at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week —Kootenay Boys BC Games Team

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports is dipping into The Nelson Daily achieves to find the latest recipient, the Kootenay Boy’s Soccer squad. The team finished fifth — but for a few breaks in their favour could have placed much higher in the standings — at the recent BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.”All together it was a fantastic showing from our guys,” said coach Jamie Spendlove after the Kootenay team dumped Vancouver Island to claim the consolation prize.Malllard’s Source for sports salutes the up-and-coming soccer stars with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, Moss Caney, captain Fynn Keywood, keeper Carson Pottle, Nick Jenner, Heiko Ihns, Matthew Erikson, Thano Reimer, Hardy Hutt, Oliver Arcuri, Carter Anderson, Callum Cutler, Andreas Rentke-Watkins, Linden Jones, Nick Haydu, Keiran Dehnel and coach Jamie Spendlove.See previous story.last_img read more

Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon to reach Champions League quarters

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss With the win, Barcelona set a Champions League record of 30 consecutive home matches without a loss that dates back to September 2013.Barcelona also stayed on course for a possible treble of titles. It leads the Spanish league and has reached the final of the Copa del Rey.In Wednesday’s other game, Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool advanced with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich.The quarterfinal draw is on Friday.Barcelona was on the front foot from the start and Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes did well to swat away Messi’s first shot on goal shortly after kickoff.ADVERTISEMENT But he could only watch hopelessly while prone on the turf when Messi floated his penalty kick past, using the “Panenka” style scoop after the goalie has moved too early.Messi’s 17th-minute spot kick was thanks to Suarez, who deftly sought and found contact with sliding defender Jason Denayer in the area to draw a foul.Suarez continued to torment Lyon*s backline with his runs into the box. A quick switch of the ball from his left boot to his right was enough for Suarez to juke past Fernando Marcal and draw in Lopes before he passed for Coutinho to tap home on the half-hour mark.Lopes had already been shaken up in a collision with Coutinho that forced play to be stopped for around five minutes before he tried to go on playing. But Lopes finally asked to be substituted in the 34th.Backup Mathieu Gorgelin denied Messi from close range before halftime, and Marcal hustled back to clear Messi’s chipped shot before it crossed the line just after the restart.Lyon grabbed a lifeline when a corner kick was knocked on by three players— including two from Barcelona— before Tousart controlled the ball with his chest and fired past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Nabil Fekir then fired high as Lyon’s pressure worried Barcelona for the first time.Seeing his team’s control of the match in danger, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde sent on Dembele and Arturo Vidal to try and equal Lyon in speed and muscle.The move worked.Messi made the most of the back-and-forth second half when he received the ball alone while charging toward the area. He put the ball on his left foot to draw two defenders the wrong way, before he cut back to his right and poked the ball under Gorgelin. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)BARCELONA, Spain— Just when the Camp Nou crowd was getting nervous, Lionel Messi turned a close game into a complete rout.Messi scored two goals before setting up two more for teammates as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a 12th straight season.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES The Argentina forward then found Pique and Dembele arriving unmarked on quick attacks to complete the demolition.“When (Messi) is playing at this level you almost can’t stop him,” said Lyon coach Bruno Genesio. “The third goal completely broke us. We could have been able to do more against a team that was having doubts.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cristiano Ronaldo paying Juventus back with goals galore Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Luis Suarez helped Barcelona go 2-0 up by halftime by earning a penalty converted by Messi and then setting up Philippe Coutinho to score.Lucas Tousart gave the visitors hope with a goal in the 58th minute after Barcelona failed to clear a corner kick. That meant Lyon only needed one more goal to go through, but Messi scored again in the 78th before passing for Gerard Pique and substitute Ousmane Dembele to round off the big win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We suffered unnecessarily for a while after they made it 2-1,” said Messi, who matched Xavi Hernandez’s club record of 476 career victories. “We complicated things by letting our guard down on a set piece. After the 3-1 we could calm down.”Messi’s goals were his seventh and eighth in the Champions League this season and took his tally to 36 in all competitions for Barcelona. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

a month agoNewcastle defender Fabian Schar: We were ****!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle defender Fabian Schar: We were ****!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Fabian Schar slammed their performance for the 0-0 draw with Brighton.The Switzerland international was the hero for the Magpies after a stunning overhead kick denied Aaron Connolly in the second half following his deft chip over Martin Dubravka.Schar told the Evening Chronicle: “We played a **** game – what can I say?”We were lucky to get a point.”But we played a bad game, that’s it.”We move on to the next game but we have to improve on this.” last_img

St. Ann Tops in 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Awards

first_imgGeneral Manager of Couples San Souci Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Pierre Battaglia, and the Mystic Mountain Rain Forrest attraction, also situated in the parish, copped top honours at the 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Awards ceremony, held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, on Saturday (December 8). Mr. Battaglia captured the overall individual category, edging out 11 other contenders, while Mystic Mountain Rain Forrest, topped the nominees vying for the award for organizations/entities, and were awarded multiple trophies, awards and other prizes. The awards, which are presented annually under the Tourism Service Excellence Programme (TSEP), are organized by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). They represent the highest accolades given in recognition of excellence in service delivery in the sector. In his address, Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, said while the presentations rewarded the recipients for excellence in service delivery, they are also intended to motivate and inspire others to aspire towards attaining achievements at the highest level, through hard work. “As Jamaicans, this is what separates and differentiates us as the premier tourism destination in the Caribbean. The climate, the plant infrastructure, the hotels and the service provision, often, have similarities in most destinations. However, it is that genuine interaction and warmth of the Jamaican persona…delivered simultaneously, that is credited for distinguishing that moment of truth,” he stated. The Minister contended that the successes recorded by Jamaica’s tourism industry, to date, have hinged on the stakeholders’ ability to improve on the “intangible element” of service excellence. “The Tourism Service Excellence Awards is a part of the government’s efforts towards this greater goal,” Dr. McNeill declared. Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Evelyn Smith, noted that all of this year’s finalists have demonstrated that service delivery is not a “one-off moment”, but rather “but moments so woven together into…their daily life and work or (that of) their organization(s), that they become one with excellence”. Consequent on this, Mrs. Smith said Jamaica currently benefits from sustained levels of excellence in service delivery to which they and others have committed.last_img read more

Back to business in Waterton Lakes National Park

first_imgBusiness owners are breathing a huge sigh of relief now that the evacuation alert has been lifted in Waterton Lakes National Park.Parks Canada spokesman John Stoesser says the area has received 32 millimetres of rain, which is sufficient to rescind the alert that was issued last week.It was lifted just in time for one of the park’s busiest months.Shameer Suleman with the Waterton Chamber of Commerce says September is not only profitable but also his favourite month of the year, as he’s been in Waterton Park for nearly three decades.“The weather is great, the animals are out, and so to lose such a big lucrative month last year was a big hit for a lot of business owners and the thought of losing it again was crushing, two years in a row,” he said.However, he adds thankfully the wind and rain came, and they can return to business as usual.The 860-hectare blaze remains entirely on the U.S. side of the border in Glacier National Park, about seven kilometres away.Waterton was devastated by a wildfire last September which consumed more than 190 square kilometres within the park and led to a two-week mandatory evacuation.last_img read more

Americas Got Talent Notre Dame football top ratings

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs.Half of last week’s 20 most-watched programs were unscripted contests, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Wednesday.The field was topped by NBC’s two episodes of “America’s Got Talent” and the Notre Dame-Michigan football game, helping make the network the most-watched for the ninth consecutive week.Notre Dame’s prime-time 24-17 victory drew the team’s biggest audience on NBC in 13 years, since a game against University of Southern California in 2005.Amid a sombre week of tributes to the late Sen. John McCain, a rerun of “Saturday Night Live” provided a reminder of the politician’s trademark humour. The episode featuring him as host gave the show its biggest audience in six weeks, NBC said.NBC won the week in prime-time with an average of 5.1 million viewers. CBS had 3.5 million viewers, ABC had 3.7 million, Fox had 1.7 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Univision had 1.18 million, Telemundo had 1.17 million and the CW had 780,000.Fox News Channel led the cable networks with an average of 2.2 million viewers. MSNBC had 1.8 million, USA had 1.36 million, HGTV had 1.3 million, ESPN had 1.2 million, History had 1.06 million and CNN had 1.05 million.ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.2 million viewers. The “NBC Nightly News” had 8.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million.For the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.78 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 9.9 million; Notre Dame Football: Michigan at Notre Dame, NBC, 7.1 million; “Sunday Night Kickoff,” ABC, 6.55 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.86 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 5.84 million; “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.78 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 5.74 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 5.06 million; “Dateline Classic,” NBC, 4.93 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.comlast_img read more

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