President Obama is booked to make his first appearance on "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" since 2008. Obama has not been on the public affairs program since he first entered the Oval Office in 2009. He was still in the U.S. Senate when he last appeared. In a statement, Fox News said the interview is to take place this week at the University of Chicago, and will cover his Supreme Court nomination, the 2016 election and Obama's presidential legacy. The interview will air Sunday on Fox News at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. PDT, and at various times on Fox affiliate stations.
During a U.K. radio appearance, Chicago artist Chance the Rapper extended a special prayer to Kanye West, who was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday. On Tuesday, Chance stopped by Trevor Nelson's BBC Radio 1Xtra and performed two songs with the Social Experiment. During the performance of "All We Got" from his mixtape "Coloring Book," which opens with the lines: "This ain't no intro, this the entree/ Hit that intro with Kanye/ And sound like André," Chance took a moment to offer some words to his mentor. "I want to extend a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West," he said. "I know there's a lot of weird folks out there.
Kevin Lo, general manager of Google Fiber, announces Nashville has been selected for Fiber during a press conference in January 2015. Google Fiber said Wednesday it would acquire wireless service provider Webpass in a deal that could increase its ultra-high speed Internet service in major cities, particularly in apartment buildings. Webpass will help Google Fiber expand in cities such as San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Chicago and Boston, Webpass said in a blog post, which Google Fiber tweeted. We look forward to welcoming @Webpass to the Google Fiber team once the deal has closed: https://t.co/bioFpMk4aW San Francisco-based Webpass says it has tens of thousands of customers and a foothold in over 600 buildings across the country, including both residential and business buildings.
A year after its introduction, Apple News will now allow publishers to sell subscriptions through the app. Readers who have upgraded to iOS 10 will be able to subscribe to 14 publications through Apple News and pay using their iTunes accounts. Publishers participating in the new program include the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, National Geographic, Time, People, Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Time and the Chicago Tribune. TRNC -0.06 % Other publishers are expected to join the program in coming months. The subscription element with the new version of Apple News essentially brings back a major element of the old Apple Newsstand app.
Los Angeles rappers N.W.A., whose legacy gained new life with the hit movie "Straight Outta Compton," join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday with a quartet of 1970s era rock acts. Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple and Steve Miller are also being honored at a ceremony in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Following the act's breakup, Dr. Dre became one of music's most in-demand producers and a billionaire with a high-tech headphone company. Named for one of N.W.A.'s best-known songs, the movie "Straight Outta Compton" told the band's story and was one of the biggest box office winners of 2015. Deep Purple's induction was hailed by heavy metal fans.