Judge approves settlement in Sony Pictures hacking case

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Wednesday approved a multimillion dollar settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach. The U.S. government...

Review: Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Boss’ misses the mark

The search continues for a suitable showcase for the awesome talents of Melissa McCarthy outside of films directed by Paul Feig. The latest vehicle to give it a try, “The Boss,” has a promising enough blueprint for comedy. McCarthy plays the red-haired, thoroughly...

Voting Rights Group Allege Illegal Ohio Election Roll Purge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting rights groups have sued Ohio’s elections chief, alleging the state’s process for purging election rolls is illegally removing eligible voters. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Columbus contends Ohio’s system removes...

Huntington Gets Naming Rights To Cleveland Convention Center

CLEVELAND (AP) — Huntington Bank has struck a deal to get the naming rights for the Cleveland Convention Center ahead of the Republican National Convention this summer. The name change is effective immediately, with most rebranding set to happen during the next several weeks. The...

Defense: Lower Bond For Poll Worker Accused Of Pulling Gun

CLEVELAND (AP) — A defense lawyer is trying to lower the bond for a Cleveland poll worker accused of pulling a gun on his co-workers during an argument. Cleveland.com reports ( ) that defense attorney Michael Wolpert filed a motion on Monday asking Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh)...

Ohio Chef Pleads Not Guilty In Slayings Of 2 Housekeepers

CLEVELAND (AP) — A chef accused of shooting two housekeepers to death at an assisted living facility in suburban Cleveland has pleaded not guilty. Investigators say Frank Staton admitted shooting Terri Treadway and Catherine Sutter at Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls before...

Ohio Race Bans Agent, Runners With Doping Histories

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A small road race in Columbus, Ohio, is joining a handful of races across the country trying to ban athletes with doping histories. The Columbus 10K says it will no longer accommodate athletes, coaches and agents who have a “pattern of involvement”...

For Mississippi law, it’s conscience vs. nondiscrimination

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippians say a new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people is needed protection for Christians who adhere to traditional views of marriage and gender...

Experts expect corporate tax inversions to survive new rules

President Obama scored a victory this week when Pfizer scrapped a $160-billion overseas deal that would have kept a chunk of the drugmaker’s profits beyond the U.S. tax man’s reach. But recent, aggressive federal actions that discouraged Pfizer Inc.’s...

Judge nixes singer Kesha’s sexual abuse claims vs. producer

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has thrown out pop star Kesha’s hate-crime and human-rights claims that producer Dr. Luke drugged, sexually abused and emotionally tormented her. State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich ruled...