Clinton looks to conquer early voting battlegrounds
Hillary Clinton sought Monday to cement her lead over Republican White House rival Donald Trump, looking to conquer swing states including Florida and Ohio where early voting has already begun. With barely two weeks before Election Day, Clinton and Trump are blitzing the nation's crucial battlegrounds where the race will be won or lost November 8.
Time Warner to evaluate Hudson Yards plans due to AT&T mergerTime Warner Inc said the case to consolidate its New York facilities into the flagship building under construction at the Hudson Yards project remains strong, but in light of its planned merger with AT&T Inc it will assess its options. "We're continuing with our plans to move," Time Warner said on Saturday in a list of questions and answers to employees. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on a conference call on Monday he expects the $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, announced on Saturday, to close by the end of 2017.
Time Warner, AT&T shares fall amid concerns over deal clearance
Time Warner shares were trading some 20 percent below the implied value of AT&T's $107.50 per share cash and stock offer, indicating investor doubts that the companies would be able to complete the transaction. The deal, announced on Saturday, would give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted assets and reshape the media landscape. Dallas-based AT&T said on Saturday it would need approval of the U.S. Justice Department and the companies were determining which Time Warner U.S. Federal Communications Commission licenses, if any, would need to transfer to AT&T. Any such transfers would require FCC approval.
Time Warner CEO Bewkes could get $32 million from AT&T merger(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes could walk away with a $32 million payout if the media company completes its $85 billion merger with AT&T Inc .
How AT&T might skirt an FCC review of Time Warner dealAT&T Inc may not have to seek approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the biggest acquisition announced this year by selling the one television station that Time Warner Inc owns: WPCH-TV in Atlanta. The FCC has broad leeway to block a merger that it deems not to be in the "public interest," while the U.S. Justice Department mainly examines a deal to see whether it breaks antitrust rules by reducing competition. If Time Warner divests its only FCC-regulated broadcast station, that could eliminate a primary reason for the U.S. telecoms regulator to review the takeover, a government official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Jets' Geno Smith has torn ACL in knee, seeking 2nd opinion
NEW YORK (AP) ? New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is seeking a second opinion on the injury that would end his season ? and likely his time with the team that drafted him.
The Latest: Clinton denounces Trump comments on Mosul
Nigeria to meet Niger Delta leaders, militants on Oct. 31 -oil sourcesABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will hold a meeting with community leaders and representatives of militants from the Niger Delta next week to end the insurgents' attacks on oil facilities in the southern region, two oil ministry sources told Reuters on Monday. "An enlarged Niger Delta stakeholders dialogue will be held in Abuja on October 31," one of the sources said. (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Ulf Laessing. Editing by Jane Merriman)
Ferocity of Kirkuk attack points to tough fight for MosulBy Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers while the militants went on a rampage. By the time they had blasted their way across the city in a brazen and complex attack, 99 civilians and members of the security forces were dead and 63 of their own were in the morgue, according to Iraqi security officials. The scale of the operation - the largest of several by Islamic State to divert an advance on their stronghold in Mosul - shows how tough the battle for Mosul may become and points to a continued ability of the militant group to undermine security across the country even if its northern bastion falls.
One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
CHICAGO (AP) ? Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.