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  • California tour bus crash

    13 dead, 31 hurt after tour bus crashes into freight truck in California

    CALIFORNIA — A tour bus returning from a casino crashed into a freight truck on Sunday in Palm Springs, California, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, according to state police. The bus driver was among those killed, California Highway Patrol division Chief Jim Abele said at a press conference. The freight truck driver was injured. Injuries range from minor to moderate, Abele said. The 1996 MCI bus, operated by USA Holiday, was returning to Los Angeles from the Red Earth […]

  • PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 20: First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at an Arizona Democratic Party Early Vote rally in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on October 20, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

    Two first ladies: Hillary to campaign with Michelle Obama for the first time

    NORTH CAROLINA — With mere weeks until Election Day, the Clinton campaign is committing considerable time to North Carolina. Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday will campaign together for the first time, in North Carolina, a state that Clinton’s top aides view as a must-win for Donald Trump. The two first ladies — one former, one current — will campaign together in Winston-Salem, Brian Fallon, Clinton’s spokesman said Sunday. Clinton’s strategy in North Carolina, a state that […]

  • The two companies agreed to an 85 billion dollar bill on Saturday.

    $85 billion mega-merger: AT&T, Time Warner deal faces tough regulatory fight

    NEW YORK  — Donald Trump says he doesn’t think AT&T and Time Warner should merge. And Hillary Clinton might not want them to either. No matter who our next president will be, regulators are likely going to be very tough on the $85 billion mega-merger. The regulatory climate has intensified lately, with the Obama administration saying no to several huge deals. Scuttled tie-ups included AT&T and T-Mobile; Sprint and T-Mobile; Halliburton and Baker Hughes; and Pfizer and Allergan. Still, regulators […]

  • Chicago Cubs

    “A Super Bowl every night:” Ticket prices sky-high for Cubs/Indians historic World Series

    Fans of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians have waited a lifetime — or more — to see their teams win championships. But if those fans want to see this year’s World Series in person, it’ll cost them a good chunk of their life savings. The average asking price for the four games scheduled for Cleveland, including the series opener on Tuesday night, is about $3,900, according to ticket tracker TiqIQ. A ticket for a deciding Game 7, which would […]

  • KATHMANDU, NEPAL - MAY 27: Japanese climber Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mt. Everest in 1975, is greeted by friends during a procession celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ascent of the world's highest mountain on May 27, 2003 in Kathmandu, Nepal. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

    Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Mount Everest, dead at 77

    Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb the world’s highest peak, has died at age 77, according to Japanese media reports. Tabei reached the 29,000-foot summit of Mount Everest in 1975. She was 35 at the time. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said she died Thursday, October 20th at a hospital outside of Tokyo. She was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, but that did not stop her from mountaineering, it said. Her milestones went beyond Mount Everest. In 1992, the […]

  • Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    New poll shows Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by double-digits

    Hillary Clinton has a 12-point lead over Donald Trump and has reached 50% support nationally among likely voters, a new ABC News tracking poll shows. The poll shows Clinton with 50% support to Trump’s 38%, with 5% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% supporting the Green Party’s Jill Stein. The poll comes on the heels of the third presidential debate, which a post-debate CNN/ORC snap poll showed Clinton won. The ABC News survey’s results show Clinton with a 20-point advantage […]

  • Hours after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of the offensive, Iraq's military said it had inflicted losses and made advances in the Hamdaniya district in Mosul. US military officials estimate there are up to 5,000 ISIS fighters in Mosul.

    Peshmerga forces 5 miles from Iraq’s Mosul in key battle against ISIS

    NEAR MOSUL, Iraq —  Kurdish Peshmerga forces are just five miles (eight kilometers) from the Iraqi city of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key city from ISIS control. Commanders said two attacking forces had linked up after surrounding the empty town of Bashiqa, about eight miles east of Mosul. They said that, combined with the support of coalition air power, helped bring the forces within five miles […]

  • NEW YORK - MARCH 27: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Comedian Kevin Meaney performs at the Caroline's On Broadway 20th Anniversary Comedy Concert at Carnegie Hall March 27, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

    Kevin Meaney, comedian and actor, dies at 60

    Standup comedian and actor Kevin Meaney, who made numerous appearances on late-night TV and was famous for delivering the line, “That’s not right,” has died, his agent said Friday. Meaney was found at his home in Forestburgh, New York, agent Tom Ingegno said. His age and the cause of death weren’t immediately known. Meaney was scheduled to perform Saturday night in Rhode Island, according to his website. After his first HBO special in 1986, Meaney was catapulted to the spotlight […]

  • The two companies agreed to an 85 billion dollar bill on Saturday.

    AT&T acquires Time Warner in media mega-deal

    NEW YORK — AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to an $85 billion deal — one of the biggest media tie-ups ever. The move, announced Saturday evening, will help AT&T expand beyond wireless and Internet service into programming. Time Warner is the parent of CNN, TNT, HBO, the Warner Bros. studio, and other channels and websites. AT&T, which dates back to the invention of the telephone in 1876, is one of the country’s largest providers of wireless phone and Internet […]

  • The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians, at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago.

    “Absolutely incredible:” Chicago Cubs reach first World Series in 71 years

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs finally ended their 71-year absence from the World Series by pushing aside the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Long the subject of a so-called curse, the Cubs continued their spectacular season at Wrigley Field late Saturday. They now head to Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland, where they will face the Indians on Tuesday. Long time coming The last time the Cubs appeared in the […]

  • AT&T

    Why does AT&T want to own Time Warner?

    Why does AT&T, a wireless phone company, want to own CNN, HBO and Warner Bros.? The answer has something to do with the ways that phones have changed our lives. There are also practical corporate concerns. AT&T thinks it needs to diversify; wants to own programming; and wants to keep Time Warner out of the hands of its huge rivals. Owning brands like HBO would give AT&T a lot more leverage. The answer to what’s in it for Time Warner […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with teammates after the Chicago Cubs win 8-4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Chicago Cubs look to end World Series drought

    Chicago Cubs fans have long been conditioned to expect the worst. Saturday night at iconic Wrigley Field could be different. They face Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as part of their quest for their first Major League Baseball championship in 108 years. The Cubs lead the seven-game National League Championship Series 3-2. If they win, the team will head to Cleveland to battle the Indians in the World Series. The Cubs’ last World Series was in 1945. Legend has […]