AT&T announced Thursday evening that it has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, two days after a federal judge gave the telecommunication and entertainment giants the green light to go ahead with their $85 billion merger.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon announced the decision on Tuesday, delivering a blow to the Trump administration's Department of Justice (DOJ). "Combine all that with AT&T's strengths in direct-to-consumer distribution, and we offer customers a differentiated, high-quality, mobile-first entertainment experience", AT&T's chairman and CEO Randall Stephensonsaid in a statement.
Leon said the case fell short on all counts and warned the government against seeking to hold up the deal with an appeal, saying that would cause "irreparable" harm to the two companies whose tie-up had been delayed for a year and a half.
The government could still appeal the decision.
He rejected the government's argument that the phone and pay-TV giant's takeover of the entertainment conglomerate would hurt competition, limit choices and jack up prices for consumers to stream TV and movies. The Trump administration had opposed the merger, which promises to join one of the country's biggest telecom providers with a media powerhouse that owns the Warner Bros. movie studio and DC Comics as well as the cable-TV networks CNN, HBO, TBS and TNT.
Leon had urged the government not to seek a judicial postponement of the merger for a possible appeal.
After winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Justify enters the third leg of the Triple Crown as the heavy favorite. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness victor opened at the 4-5 favorite with about an hour to go before the Belmont Stakes .
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Trudeau fires back on May 31 over the tariffs being applied on the premise Canada poses a national security threat to the U.S. In a mocking tone, Kudlow rattled off the reasons Trudeau offered for his barbed critique of Trump's policies.
Adopt a policy addressing the appropriateness of employees discussing the conduct of uncharged individuals in public statements . In one Strzok-Page text exchange cited in the report , Page asked on August 8, 2016 whether Trump would become president.
The League promised voters during Italy's general election that it would take a tough stance on immigration, the BBC reported . The mayors of Naples and Reggio Calabria - two coastal cities in mainland Italy - also said they would allow the ship to dock.
As a master dealmaker, he'll just know. "They wouldn't do that unless they thought they were going to have a good experience". President Donald Trump's announcement last week of the rescheduled meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
Officers later learned that the child "escaped his mother's watchful eye" and left his home, according to police. Sergeant Mannino with the Naperville police department saw the boy and sprung into action.
Microsoft displayed a record 52 games at the E3 pre-show event including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres. Of course, there's no guarantee that Microsoft will keep pace with Sony - or even the company's own rapid release pace.
Maestro and Alibi have been revealed for the game but other than that, we didn't get any new information about its future. But, more importantly, it makes some much-needed changes to the classic Assassin's Creed mould.
And we charge nothing. "They do this WAY better than the USA gov't, and I am forever grateful", she tweeted . Mr Navarro said Mr Trump "did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit".
In a statement, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said "The president is well-prepared for tomorrow's engagement with Chairman Kim ". They are being housed at the Formula One pit building in the city centre, while Trump stays in the Shangri-La and Kim at the St.
According to police , the children were spotted Saturday afternoon in the 3700 block of Elvis Presley Blvd. near Graceland. Officers saw that the children were no longer inside the kennels but were seated in the back seat, the affidavit said.
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In Trump's Madness, There's Opportunity in Korea: Bruce Cumings
American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at a news conference in Seoul with the South Korean and Japanese foreign ministers. He said the USA remained "committed to achieving the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea ".
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I believe in the democracy of the internet and want to keep this site and its enriching content free for everyone. Ending years of obstruction by Athens , the breakthrough came after Zaev's government took power a year ago.
Putin welcomes Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore
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Trump signs `comprehensive document' with Kim as summit ends
He said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis should oppose the one-on-one meeting "in writing". Trump said he urged Kim and other North Korean officials to watch a four-minute video produced before the Singapore summit.
Paul Skyscraper Sets Off Social Media Firestorm
There's a raccoon across the street that has scaled 22 floors since about 9:30 this morning, that's when he was first spotted. According to the Washington Post , the animal had at one point Tuesday afternoon paused on a ledge 20 stories off the ground.
Trump says NKorea no longer a nuclear threat
It also said Trump committed to unspecified "security guarantees" for Pyongyang, and to "lift sanctions against it". Still, others might say let's wait until there's an actual peace deal before we start doling out the accolades.
G7 divides to G6 plus Trump over trade war threat
Throughout the summit, photographers captured photos of the tension between Trump and other world leaders. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not show a clear stance on the issue, the official said.
Supreme Court Backs Ohio's Right to Purge Voting Rolls
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