Retired NASCAR driver Richard "Dick" Trickle was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Boger City, N.C., Thursday, police said.
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Al-Jazeera agreed to buy the struggling Current TV current affairs channel partly owned by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and start a 24-hour news channel.
Current TV has filed a cross-complaint against Keith Olbermann, who the network says it fired for failing to show up to work, among other offenses.
Matt Lauer confirmed he has signed a new long-term contract with NBC News, which will keep him on the "Today" show in New York.
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Television personality Keith Olbermann has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Current TV, his former employer.
Keith Olbermann says he "screwed up" by joining Current TV without finding out if the U.S. cable network could support his plans for programming.
U.S. cable network Current TV says "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" will air in place of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" in light of Olbermann's recent firing.