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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1999 file photo, Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone smiles during the announcement of a merger between CBS and Viacom in New York.  Redstone, the strong-willed media mogul whose public disputes with family members and subordinates made him a feared operator in Hollywood, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.  (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Aug. 12, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97. Under his watch, Viacom became one of the nation’s media titans, home to pay TV channels MTV and Comedy Central and movie studio Paramount...

Petitti leaves MLB after 12 years for video, esports company

Aug. 10, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Petitti is leaving Major League Baseball after 12 years to become president of sports and entertainment for the video game and esports company Activision Blizzard Inc. on Aug. 17. Petitti was one of two deputy commissioners under baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, in charge of business...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, Gayle King attends

Some New York news shows back, but many hosts work remotely

Jun. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The couch is still in storage, but the morning team on “Fox & Friends” returned for the first time Monday to the midtown Manhattan studio vacated in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. A few blocks west, there was a similar welcome for two-thirds of the “CBS...