Charlie Ergen steps aside as Dish CEO to focus on wireless

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Ergen, the founder of satellite TV company Dish, is stepping aside as CEO to focus on the company’s wireless business. He will remain chairman. The new CEO, Dish Network Corp. president Erik Carlson, will report to him. Dish has substantial rights to...

Oklahoma officer charged in fatal shooting of suicidal man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a suicidal man has been charged with second-degree murder. District Attorney David Prater on Tuesday filed the charge against Sgt. Keith Sweeney and listed an alternative charge of first-degree manslaughter in...

Comic-book heroes flock to TV, but why are they so popular?

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Marvel’s The Punisher” debuted on Netflix last month, it was greeted with great interest and high anticipation. But it arrived as just one of many comic-book adaptations. “The Punisher” is only the latest in a flood now...

‘Today’ show dominates in ratings with Lauer firing

NEW YORK (AP) — On the week host Matt Lauer was fired because of sexual misconduct charges, NBC’s “Today” show beat its rivals at ABC for the first time in three months. The Nielsen company said “Today” had more viewers than “Good Morning...

Netflix writes accused actor Danny Masterson out of comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says it has written actor Danny Masterson out of the comedy “The Ranch” with Los Angeles police investigating sexual assault claims against him that date back to the 2000s. Masterson said Tuesday he was disappointed with the decision, saying...

Soccer exec Kathy Carter announces bid as USSF president

Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Carter’s announcement Tuesday came a day after Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a fourth term. He announced his decision after the U.S. men’s team failed to...

Dem Richard Cordray pledges a governor run ‘the Ohio way’

GROVE CITY (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray said Tuesday that he will focus his campaign for governor on improving the lives of Ohio’s families, while delivering a tone he says will be unlike he encountered in Washington. At a hometown diner called...

Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns Tuesday about respecting the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and the gay couple’s...

Village’s Ex-mayor Gets Month In Jail For Theft In Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former mayor of a central Ohio village has been sentenced to a month in jail for theft in office. Former Mount Sterling Mayor Charles Neff also was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and was ordered to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution. The...

Cat banned from library develops social media following

Won’t you let me in? On campus somewhere before he was grounded A post shared by Max the Cat and Gracie (@cool_cat_max_and_gracie) on Dec 4, 2017 at 6:03pm PST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A tabby named Max has been playing a game of cat and mouse with some Minnesota college...