PARIS HILTON BACK IN UTAH FOR SIGNING OF LAW TO CURB TREATMENT CENTERS
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – It’s a victory lap for Paris Hilton. The socialite and reality TV show star has returned to Utah to attend the ceremonial signing of a law she helped put on the books. Hilton was one of those whose emotional testimony about life in a teen treatment center moved lawmakers to better regulate the facilities. She said she was abused mentally and physically at a boarding school in Utah. Gov. Spencer Cox signed the bill into law last month – and asked Hilton to attend yesterday’s ceremony marking its passage.
HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE TAKES AIM AT YOUTUBE KIDS
UNDATED (AP) – Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking to snatch the remote from those who run YouTube Kids. Members of a House subcommittee are investigating the Google-owned site for helping kids zone-out in front of the screen. Lawmakers say that exposes youngsters to “a wasteland of vapid, consumerist content” – aimed urging kids to ask their parents for stuff. One beef is that YouTube Kids leans on content providers and artificial intelligence to police what kids see. Lawmakers say that job is better done by humans who have the kids’ best interests at heart.
NEW YORK (AP) – The good news about the NCAA ratings for Monday’s championship game: They were much higher than last year’s. The not-so-good news: The numbers for last year were zero because the tournament was canceled. Nielsen reports about 16.92 million people watched Baylor rout previously unbeaten Gonzaga. Compared to the 2019 audience, this year’s ratings are down nearly 14%. It’s part of a growing trend that awards shows, sporting events and other programs that used to attract huge audiences – are drawing smaller crowds to their flat screens.