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June 14, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger. Their lawyer says the Justice Department has signaled it won't ask for a postponement while it ponders an appeal of a judge's ruling. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled...
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FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
June 14, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says United States federal courts should consider statements from foreign governments about their own laws but do not have to consider them as binding. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that federal courts should give "respectful...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the New York Court of Appeals turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by the former contestant on "The Apprentice," who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. Zervos says Trump made unwanted advances in 2007, then defamed her by saying she lied. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 14, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's highest court has turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Trump wanted Summer Zervos' lawsuit...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. The Supreme Court has struck down a Minnesota law that restricted what voters can wear to polls. The justices ruled June 14, that the law violates the First Amendment. Still, the justices’ 7-2 ruling suggested that some restrictions on what people can wear to vote are permissible. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad restrictions on voters wearing "political" hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls, but said states can place limits on such apparel. Minnesota contended the restrictions were reasonable, kept order at polling places and...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Cyntoia Brown appears in court during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Attorneys for the Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 are asking federal appellate judges to throw out her sentence, in a case that has attracted celebrity attention. Brown’s attorneys will argue Thursday, June 14 before a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
June 14, 2018 - 1:32 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals judges said Thursday they're considering asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can ever gain parole. The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments Thursday...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is making a $65 billion bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. (AP Photo/File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that...
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June 13, 2018 - 10:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional items. Attorneys for the...
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FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, "The Simpsons" and "Modern Family," along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. But Comcast has said it is preparing an all-cash offer that is superior to Disney’s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its...
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Former Pimlico Plumbers employee Gary Smith leaves the UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor has won a court ruling giving him employment rights, in a case seen as a key test of labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling by a lower court saying that Gary Smith, who worked for Pimlico Plumbers full-time for six years, was entitled to rights such as sick pay. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy. Britain's Supreme Court ruled that Gary Smith, who...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, clouds are reflected in the glass facade of the Time Warner building in New York. The judge presiding over the government's legal effort to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner will likely deliver his verdict on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T's victory over the government's attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and pay for — TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants...
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