Clinton voices concern over AT&T-Time Warner mega-deal
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:35:05 -0400
White House hopeful Hillary Clinton said the proposed mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner "raises questions and concerns" and merits further study. AT&T and Time Warner, home of CNN and HBO, have said the proposed $108.7 billion deal will benefit consumers as they gird for anti-trust challenges from politicians and regulators. "It raises questions and concerns, and they should be looked into," Clinton told reporters Wednesday.
Nokia in Q3 loss, sales drop amid networks downturn
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:30:13 -0400
Mobile networks operator Nokia continued to be hit by a downturn in the industry, reporting a loss in the third quarter and a 12-percent drop in sales that saw the company's share price plunge 7 percent. ...
New Calais "Jungle" arrivals cannot use resettlement scheme: prefect
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:26:08 -0400
Migrants arriving at France's Calais "Jungle" since demolition of the camp began cannot expect to be resettled by the local authorities, the government prefect in the region said on Thursday. A resettlement center that has been sending camp inhabitants on to reception centers across France as part of the shutdown process was now closed, Prefect Fabienne Buccio told reporters at the site. "It is not Calais' role to receive all the migrants of Europe.
Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:20:09 -0400
VISSO, Italy (AP) — Officials in central Italy began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, as an appeal went out for temporary housing adequate for the cold mountain temperatures.
APNewsBreak: Abu Sayyaf got $7.3 million from kidnappings
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:13:41 -0400
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf pocketed at least 353 million pesos ($7.3 million) from ransom kidnappings in the first six months of the year and have turned to abductions of foreign tugboat crewmen as military offensives restricted the militants' mobility, a confidential Philippine government report said.
Rapper Kevin Gates gets 180 days in jail for kicking fan
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:06:39 -0400
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after being convicted of kicking a female fan at a Florida concert last year.
Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:57:32 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are slated to campaign together for the first time at a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:52:22 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.
Hundreds flee new earthquakes in Italy
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:52:12 -0400
Hundreds of people awoke in emergency shelters in Italy on Thursday after fleeing their homes following a series of strong quakes in the same region struck by a devastating tremor two months ago. After a night of heavy rain, rescuers workers were trying to assess the full extent of the latest disaster in central Italy, which toppled buildings and injured dozens. A series of aftershocks rattled the area through the night after two quakes with a magnitude of 5.5 and 6.1 struck on Wednesday evening and sent people fleeing their houses in terror.
IMF, US Treasury chiefs visit Gulf amid oil price slowdown
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:50:48 -0400
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The heads of the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Treasury have visited the Gulf in recent days.