Jeff Zucker, chief executive of NBC Universal, and Jon Klein, CNN president, were shown the door Friday, in a day of upheaval in the TV industry. Prime-time viewers have slipped at each firm.
Don Nelson, who has more wins as a NBA head coach than any other, is reportedly about to step aside as coach of the Golden State Warriors as early as next Monday. Warriors assistant coach Keith Smart is expected to take over for Nelson.
Eddie Fisher sold millions of records in the 1950s with 32 hit songs. He married five times, including to movie stars Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher died Wednesday and is survived by two daughters who followed him into acting.
Pakistan's prime minister announced Friday that he will work for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman convicted of attempted murder by the US and believed to have ties to Al Qaeda.
Teresa Lewis is scheduled for execution at 9 p.m. Thursday. Two percent of death-row inmates in the US are female, and Teresa Lewis would be the first woman in Virginia to die by the state's death penalty since 1912.
Former President Bill Clinton has been all over the media, dispensing advice to President Obama ahead of what looks to be a dreadful election for Democrats. He is speaking from experience.
Mark Zuckerberg is worth $4.9 billion, according to Fortune magazine. His massive donation establishes him as a major player in philanthropy, placing him alongside others made wealthy by technology innovations, including Microsoft Corp. co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Tom Dart is the first candidate with enough citywide stature — not to mention experience in Chicago's hardball politics — to be a formidable contender.
independents, who can be pivotal in many congressional races, prefer their GOP candidate over the Democrat by 52 percent to 36 percent. That gap grows to 62 percent to 29 percent among independents considered likeliest to vote, says the Associated Press-GfK poll.
Thursday morning, GOP lawmakers will unveil the "Pledge to America" – a 21-page document with proposals to slash taxes, spending, and government regulation. It's designed to woo tea party activists and independents in the Nov. 2 election.