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10/22/2016 07:18 PM
AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy Time Warner for $80B

AT&T is reportedly in talks to buy Time Warner for $80BGrab some popcorn — AT&T wants to take you to the movies. At least that's the word on Wall Street after several reports citing unnamed sources said the giant phone company is in advanced talks to buy Time ...

10/22/2016 07:16 PM
Howard throws 4 TDs, No. 12 West Virginia stomps TCU 34-10

West Virginia wide receiver Daikiel Shorts (6) celebrates making a catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Skyler Howard threw four touchdown passes and No. 12 West Virginia's improving defense held TCU scoreless in the second half of a 34-10 win Saturday.

10/22/2016 07:11 PM
Venezuela braces for turbulence after recall is stalled

Woman wearing shirts showing the face of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez protest on a main street to demand a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. The march was led by the wives of jailed activists. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.

10/22/2016 07:07 PM
Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift t-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the U.S. Grand Prix: young fans who would travel across the country for a mix of pop stars and fast cars.

10/22/2016 07:07 PM
Former Guantanamo detainee ends hunger strike, to leave Uruguay: activists

Jihad Diyab, a former Guantanamo inmate from Syria who was resettled in Uruguay, speaks during a press conference in Montevideo on September 30, 2016Montevideo (AFP) - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay who went on hunger strike to demand relocation to another country has dropped his protest after receiving an offer, activists said Saturday.

10/22/2016 07:05 PM
Colombia airline resumes Caracas flights after scare
Colombia's flagship airline briefly grounded all flights to Caracas after a Venezuela air force plane flew close to a passenger jet, but the company said Saturday it was resuming service following clarifications ...

10/22/2016 07:03 PM
No. 3 Michigan tops Illinois 41-8, tunes up for Michigan St

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight, left, celebrates a touchdown with tight end Tyrone Wheatley (17) and running back De'Veon Smith (4) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wilton Speight threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters before watching No. 3 Michigan finish off Illinois 41-8 Saturday.

10/22/2016 07:00 PM
Scarlett Johansson turns popcorn girl in Paris

US actress Scarlett Johansson and her husband Romain Dauriac (L) attend the opening of the Yummy Pop gourmet popcorn shop in the Marais district of Paris on October 22, 2016Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson swapped the red carpet for a turn behind the counter at her new popcorn shop in Paris on Saturday. The "Lost in Translation" actress -- decked out in a classic French blue and white striped top -- dished out the crunchy treat to punters at the launch of the Yummy Pop store she and husband Romain Dauriac have opened in the city's trendy Marais district. Ahead of the launch, Johansson's spokesman in Los Angeles said the she was passionate about popcorn, adding that it was cooked and mixed fresh on the spot with seasonal ingredients.

10/22/2016 06:57 PM
Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

This photo provided by the Spokane, Wash., Fire Department shows the bed where a toddler and his dog died in a fire, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. The toddler was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him, and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy in the fire that broke out around 11:30 p.m. Friday, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday. (Spokane Fire Department via AP)SEATTLE (AP) — A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday.

10/22/2016 06:51 PM
Trump uses policy speech to attack media, promises to sue accusers

Trump delivers remarks at a campaign event in Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaBy Emily Stephenson GETTSYBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a "power structure" rigged against both him and voters. Trump, whose candidacy has caused ruptures in his party, listed his policy plans for the first 100 days of his presidency in a campaign speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, near the site of a Civil War battlefield and a celebrated address by President Abraham Lincoln. Many of the policy ideas Trump listed on Saturday were familiar, not least his promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration and to renegotiate trade deals and to scrap the Obamacare health policy.

10/22/2016 06:48 PM
Off his message again: Trump vows to sue all female accusers

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them "liars" whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.

10/22/2016 06:42 PM
Jackson has 4 TDs, No. 7 Louisville routs NC State 54-13

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, right, and Jeremy Smith celebrate following a touchdown during the second half of their NCAA college football game against North Carolina State, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 54-13. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lamar Jackson and Louisville needed less than two minutes Saturday to get rid of a whole week's worth of bad feelings from a lackluster effort against Duke.

10/22/2016 06:37 PM
Exclusive: Goldman Sachs' Latam investment bank chief to leave - source

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company Goldman Sachs (GS) is seen on the clothing of a trader working at the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Christine Murray and Olivia Oran MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Werner, co-head of Goldman Sachs' investment banking business in Latin America, will depart the Wall Street bank at the end of this year, according to a person familiar with the situation. Werner, who also runs Goldman's investment banking business in Mexico, told the Mexico office last week he was retiring after 16 years at the bank. A spokesman for Goldman Sachs in New York declined to comment.

10/22/2016 06:33 PM
Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier
Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly ...

10/22/2016 06:33 PM
In Aleppo, jewel of Syrian rebellion faces possible collapse

In this photo taken Oct. 1, 2016 and provided by the local council of Aleppo city, Syrians bakers make bread at a bakery, in Aleppo, Syria. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months. Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping away at the pocket of opposition control. (Local Council of Aleppo City via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — The Aleppo that Ibrahim al-Haj's son Laith was born into 10 months ago is now being destroyed.

10/22/2016 06:30 PM
The Latest: Clinton beckons to Trump backers

Miley Cyrus looks out the window to students outside while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EDT):

10/22/2016 06:29 PM
Cubs could get Schwarber back if they reach World Series

FILE - In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber leaves the batter's box during the team's spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Mesa, Ariz. Schwarber could return for the Cubs if they make it to the World Series. The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two ligaments in his left knee during an outfield collision in April. But a couple of positive medical reports led the team to activate the catcher/outfielder from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday so it could check him out in the Arizona Fall League. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Injured slugger Kyle Schwarber could return for the Chicago Cubs if they make it to the World Series.

10/22/2016 06:23 PM
Swedish Academy says up to Dylan if he wants to come to receive Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los AngelesThe committee that awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan said on Saturday it was up to the American singer-songwriter whether to attend the prize-giving ceremony later this year or not. The notoriously media-shy Dylan has not yet made any comment on the 8 million crown ($900,000) prize, despite repeated attempts by award-givers the Swedish Academy to contact him since it named him as the winner on Oct. 13. "The author awarded the Noble Prize makes up his or her own mind regarding the ceremonies involved in the presentation of the prize," Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Academy, said in a statement.

10/22/2016 06:16 PM
Emails show Clinton campaign attention to black voters.

Emails show Clinton campaign attention to black voters.Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show some of the attention her team paid to courting black voters. There were worries about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' ...

10/22/2016 06:07 PM
AT&T, Time Warner in mega-deal worth over $80 bn: banking source

Telecom giant AT&T has struck a deal to buy entertainment company Time Warner for more than $80 billion, to add in-house content to its distribution servicesTelecoms heavyweight AT&T has struck a deal to buy entertainment powerhouse Time Warner for $80 billion-plus, a banking source said Saturday, in a merger that would create a new media-telecom giant. AT&T is the second-largest US wireless carrier and third-largest cable TV provider in the United States, while Time Warner controls a valuable stable of entertainment content suppliers, including Warner Bros. film and TV studios, the HBO television production group, cable news giant CNN, and the TNT and TBS cable channels. A deal could price Time Warner at more than $105-110 per share, or more than $80 billion, the source said.

10/22/2016 05:55 PM
AP Interview: Kaine already reaching out to GOP

AP Interview: Kaine already reaching out to GOPTim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign. The vice presidential candidate told ...

10/22/2016 05:50 PM
British banks preparing to leave UK over Brexit - Observer

A sign for Bank Street and high rise offices are seen in the financial district in Canary Wharf in LondonBritain's biggest banks are preparing to move out of the country in early 2017 because of fears over the impending Brexit negotiations, while smaller banks are making plans to leave before Christmas, the chief executive of the British Bankers' Association Anthony Browne said. Banks in Britain depend on a European "passport" to serve clients across the 28-country European Union from one base and lenders worry that this right will end after Britain leaves the EU. Banks have already said they are making contingency plans to move some of their operations to continental Europe if Britain does not negotiate access to the EU single market after Brexit.

10/22/2016 05:49 PM
For Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton points to the crowd while speaking at a rally at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.

10/22/2016 05:40 PM
Iraq forces in fierce Kirkuk clashes with IS

Iraqi Kurdish security forces detain a suspected member of IS group as they patrol the eastern suburbs of Kirkuk on October 22, 2016Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. A toxic cloud released by a fire IS militants started at a sulphur plant south of Mosul earlier this week killed at least two civilians and forced some US service members to wear masks. A day after the shock attack on the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, jihadist snipers and suspected suicide bombers were still at large, prompting Baghdad to send reinforcements.

10/22/2016 05:20 PM
Iraqi PM declines Turkish offer to help in Mosul battle
By Phil Stewart and Tuvan Gumrukcu BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Mosul was once part of the Ottoman empire and Turkey sees the city as firmly within its sphere of influence. Ankara is in a dispute with Iraq's central government over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp near Mosul.

10/22/2016 05:18 PM
White House condemns Syrian government forces use of toxic gas
The White House on Saturday condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after an international inquiry found its forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack in Syria's civil war. The fourth report from the 13-month-long inquiry by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the global chemical weapons watchdog, blamed Syrian government forces for a toxic gas attack in Qmenas in Idlib governorate on March 16, 2015, according to a text of the report seen by Reuters. In August, the third report by the inquiry blamed the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for two chlorine attacks - in Talmenes on April 21, 2014 and Sarmin on March 16, 2015 - and said Islamic State fighters had used sulfur mustard gas.

10/22/2016 05:14 PM
Dozens of demonstrators arrested at North Dakota pipeline

File photo of protesters demonstrating against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los AngelesRob Keller, a spokesman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department said by telephone that the department responded early in the morning to a group of around 200 to 300 protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline. Police used pepper spray to subdue some protesters and a section of a state highway was shut down because of the demonstration, but had since reopened, Keller said.

10/22/2016 05:11 PM
AT&T set to announce $85 billion Time Warner purchase

File photo of the signage for an AT&T store is seen in New YorkBy Greg Roumeliotis and Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc is set to announce an $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc on Saturday, sources familiar with the matter said, the boldest move yet by a telecommunications company to acquire content to stream over its high-speed network in an attempt to appeal to a growing number of online viewers. The biggest deal in the world this year would give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets. It would likely face intense scrutiny by U.S. antitrust regulators worried that AT&T might try to limit distribution of Time Warner material.

10/22/2016 04:59 PM
Major California river adding key ingredient: water

Major California river adding key ingredient: waterA decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California's second-longest river, an ambitious effort aimed at allowing salmon again to swim up to the ...

10/22/2016 04:56 PM
Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday.

10/22/2016 04:49 PM
Somali pirates free 26 hostages held for nearly five years

The Naham 3 was pirated on March 26, 2013 with 28 hostages on boardSomali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country's piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held hostage by Somali pirates, were taken captive when their Omani-flagged vessel was seized in March 2012 south of the Seychelles. "We are very pleased to announce the release of the Naham 3 crew early this morning," said John Steed, coordinator of the Hostage Support Partners (HSP) who helped negotiate their release.

10/22/2016 04:48 PM
Air strikes, fighting break Russian-declared ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Rebel fighters in Marea city shoot a weapon towards Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) controlled Tell Rifaat town, northern Aleppo provinceBy Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fierce fighting and air strikes broke the third day of a four-day unilateral Russian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor said. The first Syrian or Russian air strikes on Aleppo since Russia began the pause in hostilities on Thursday hit a key front line in the city's southwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Clashes and shelling which had continued throughout the day on front lines intensified late in the day, a witness and the Observatory said.

10/22/2016 04:46 PM
Clement carries No. 10 Wisconsin to 17-9 win over Iowa

Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale (23) is tackled by Iowa linebacker Ben Niemann after making a reception during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Don't count Wisconsin out of the Big Ten West race just yet.

10/22/2016 04:18 PM
Lewis Hamilton wins pole position at US Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, walks to his garage for the final practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needs a late-season charge to catch Nico Rosberg for the Formula One championship. He can start Sunday from pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix.

10/22/2016 04:11 PM
Cameroon train crash kills more than 70, injures 600

A derailed train with coaches on their sides in Eseka, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Rescue workers dug through the rubble Saturday in search of more injured and dead after a train traveling between two major cities in Cameroon derailed in Eseka, killing at scores of people, said rescue workers and hospital staff. (AP Photo/Joel Kouam)ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — Authorities in Cameroon rushed more than 600 injured people to hospitals in the country's two main cities Saturday in an effort to save lives a day after an overcrowded train derailed, killing more than 70 people.

10/22/2016 04:05 PM
Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

Smoke rises from reported opposition fire from buildings in an eastern government-held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 20, 2016Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo late Saturday after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired. Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT Saturday, but announced no further renewal of the truce despite a UN request for longer to evacuate wounded civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce fighting in several areas along the front line dividing the city, with three people wounded by shelling of the rebel-held Salaheddin and Al-Mashhad districts.

10/22/2016 04:03 PM
Comic's comic Kevin Meaney has died at age 60
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) — Kevin Meaney, a comic's comic who worked the standup circuit, was a staple on late-night TV and starred in the short-lived 1990s CBS series "Uncle Buck," has died at age 60, his agent said Saturday.

10/22/2016 03:53 PM
Kremlin: demands for Assad's departure "thoughtless"

The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov passes within a few miles of Dover, in the southeast of England as a fleet of Russian warships sail through the North Sea, and the English Channel Friday Oct. 21, 2016. Britain is sending warships to watch a Russian aircraft carrier group and other vessels as they sail through the North Sea and the English Channel. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday, that the military will watch "every step of the way." (Gareth Fuller/PA WireMOSCOW (AP) — The entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless."

10/22/2016 03:50 PM
Turkey prepared to 'take measures' in Iraq, PM Yildirim says
Turkey is prepared to "take measures" in Iraq because it is not satisfied by promises from Washington and Baghdad that Kurdish militants and Shi'ite militias will not take part in current fighting, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. Yildirim, speaking to a group of reporters, also said Turkey could not remain idle over the situation in Iraq, given its 350-km (220-mile) border with the country. "Turkey can never remain idle against massacres, potential refugee waves and clashes along its border, and it will take action if necessary," he said, in comments broadcast live on television.

10/22/2016 03:36 PM
British anti-terrorist police find second 'suspicious item' after London arrest
Counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery of a "suspicious item" on a London train this week said they found another such device on Saturday when they searched a house in Devon, western England. The house and neighbouring properties were evacuated and a 200-metre cordon thrown around the area while specialist officers investigated. On Thursday morning, the first device was found on a train at North Greenwich station, near the Canary Wharf financial district and close to the O2 music venue.



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