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FILE- In this March 22, 2018, file photo, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. 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. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 12, 2018 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without...
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June 12, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A businessman who ran a $220 million predatory payday lending operation that cheated over a half million people nationwide while he lived lavishly was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a judge who said he couldn't understand how a once honorable man could go so crooked. "You were a...
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June 12, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has denied bail for the founder of a purported self-help group who's accused of sex-trafficking and branding women with his initials. Keith Raniere appeared Tuesday in a Brooklyn court. Prosecutors accuse Raniere of forming a barbaric secret society within NXIVM (...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is worried that Russian intelligence services will use a criminal case in Washington to gather information about its investigation. Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to impose limits on the information that can be shared by attorneys for...
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June 12, 2018 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Kansas City businessman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction in a $220 million predatory payday lending operation that cheated over a half million people nationwide. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in New York imposed the sentence Tuesday on Richard...
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June 12, 2018 - 8:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon is expected to announce in court Tuesday his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Ohio’s method of removing people from voter rolls appears unlikely to have a ripple effect. Ohio followed the most aggressive path among states that have laws targeting inactive voters. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive...
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Andreas Vosskuhle, fourth from right, President of the German constitutional court announced the decision of Germany’s highest court to upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, in Karlsruhe, Germany, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. ( AP Photo/Sebastian Gollnow, Pool)
June 12, 2018 - 6:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, throwing out a complaint by teachers who were disciplined for taking part in walkouts. The country's roughly 1.85 million civil servants enjoy privileges such as favorable health insurance conditions and unusually...
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FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. President Donald Trump's hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday, June 11. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 11, 2018 - 10:41 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking...
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FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. President Donald Trump's hotel company did not break the law by doing business with other countries, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal judge Monday, June 11. The state of Maryland and the District Columbia have accused Trump of capitalizing on the presidency and causing harm to local businesses that compete with his Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 11, 2018 - 7:25 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking...
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