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To buy Twitter, Musk has to keep banks, investors on board

Oct. 07, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

If the squabbling ever stops over Elon Musk's renewed bid to buy Twitter, experts say he still faces a huge obstacle to closing the $44 billion deal: Keeping his financing in place. Earlier this week, Musk reversed course and said he'd go through with acquiring the social media...

Nike co-founder now backs Republican in Oregon governor race

Oct. 06, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nike co-founder Phil Knight has donated $1 million to Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan’s campaign, seemingly changing course after giving $3.75 million to a candidate unaffiliated with a major political party. The latest donation makes it...

Man gets prison for threatening Colorado election official

Oct. 06, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for making online threats against Colorado’s top elections official, one of the first cases brought by a federal task force devoted to protecting elections workers nationwide from rising threats. ...

Iowa reporter announces on newscast that she is transgender

Oct. 06, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines television reporter announced this week on a newscast that she will publicly identify as a transgender woman. Nora J.S. Reichardt of WOI-TV said that for a long time she didn’t think she would be able to reveal her identity on air. ...

Federal judge halts key parts of New York's new gun law

Oct. 06, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's latest attempt to restrict who can carry a handgun in public and where firearms can be brought was picked apart Thursday by a federal judge, who ruled that multiple provisions in a state law passed this year are unconstitutional. In a ruling that...

Judge delays Twitter trial, gives Musk time to seal buyout

Oct. 06, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

A judge has delayed a looming trial between Twitter and Elon Musk, giving the Tesla CEO more time to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company after months spent fighting to get out of it. Musk had asked to halt the upcoming Delaware court trial, where the Tesla billionaire was...

Boosted by Judge, Yankees' YES Network viewers increase 27%

Oct. 06, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boosted by Aaron Judge's pursuit of Roger Maris' American League home run record, Yankees games on the team's YES Network averaged 368,000 viewers in the New York market this year, up 27% from 2021 and the most in 11 seasons. The network said Thursday the figure was...

Judge delays trial between Twitter and Elon Musk, giving Musk more time to close $44B deal to buy company

Oct. 06, 2022 17:47 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Judge delays trial between Twitter and Elon Musk, giving Musk more time to close $44B deal to buy company.

Twitter tells Delaware court it opposes Elon Musk's attempt to halt trial

Oct. 06, 2022 17:04 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter tells Delaware court it opposes Elon Musk's attempt to halt trial.

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 06, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss Ukraine’s humanitarian, economic and development needs. At a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, USAID director Samantha Power said that “this war...