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  • Sky shareholders cheer Comcast's $40 billion knockout bid
    A great day for Comcast is turning into an even better one for Sky shareholders.The American cable giant outbid 21st Century Fox and its powerful backer, Disney, on Saturday in an auction for control of the European pay-TV broadcaster.Comcast's final bid was £17.28 ($22.65), valuing Sky at £30.6 billion ($40.1... Read more »
  • Sky shareholders cheer Comcast's $40 billion knockout bid
    A great day for Comcast is turning into an even better one for Sky shareholders.The American cable giant outbid 21st Century Fox and its powerful backer, Disney, on Saturday in an auction for control of the European pay-TV broadcaster.Comcast's final bid was £17.28 ($22.65), valuing Sky at £30.6 billion ($40.1... Read more »
  • Sky shareholders cheer Comcast's $40 billion knockout bid
    A great day for Comcast is turning into an even better one for Sky shareholders.The American cable giant outbid 21st Century Fox and its powerful backer, Disney, on Saturday in an auction for control of the European pay-TV broadcaster.Comcast's final bid was £17.28 ($22.65), valuing Sky at £30.6 billion ($40.1... Read more »
  • UPDATE: Missing El Paso woman found, sent to hospital
    El Paso Police have canceled the request to find a missing woman Sunday.Authorities said 89-year-old Maria De Jimenez was found and transported to the hospital by fire officials.Police did not say why she was sent to the hospital. Earlier Sunday, police said De Jimenez was supposed be on board a... Read more »
  • Police respond to a pedestrian hit by vehicle in Northeast El Paso
    Police are responding to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on McCombs and Sanders. McCombs is closed in both directions in that area. Police have yet to release any further information or the status of the pedestrian. Avoid the area if possible. ... Read more »
  • Hiker injured in fall rescued near South Sister
    A Portland hiker who fell on a trail near South Sister was rescued Sunday afternoon by Deschutes County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers and flown to St. Charles Bend with non-life-threatening injuries, a deputy said.Around 1 p.m., 911 dispatchers got a cal reporting that the hiker, Keith Doherty, 64, had... Read more »
  • Bill Cosby will find out his sentence this week
    The questions have been looming since Bill Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of assault: Will he go to prison, and, if so, for how long?The answers will begin to emerge Monday, when the 81-year-old comedian appears in court in Pennsylvania for his sentencing. He could get up... Read more »
  • Bill Cosby will find out his sentence this week
    The questions have been looming since Bill Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of assault: Will he go to prison, and, if so, for how long?The answers will begin to emerge Monday, when the 81-year-old comedian appears in court in Pennsylvania for his sentencing. He could get up... Read more »
  • Bill Cosby will find out his sentence this week
    The questions have been looming since Bill Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of assault: Will he go to prison, and, if so, for how long?The answers will begin to emerge Monday, when the 81-year-old comedian appears in court in Pennsylvania for his sentencing. He could get up... Read more »
  • Dallas Morning News: El Paso man drowns near UT-Arlington campus
    The body of an El Paso man was pulled out of a creek near the UT-Arlington Campus early Saturday morning, according to the Dallas Morning News. Arlington Police responded to a possible drowning call at around 11:15 p.m. Friday and the body of 23-year-old Alan Amaya was discovered close to... Read more »
  • Beers, brews and booze: Inside this year's Oktoberfest
    Beyond the beers and booze, this year's Fort Bliss Oktoberfest attracted some military families who were previously stationed in Germany."I'm happy to see family, but I miss Germany," said Tiffany Hooks, who was stationed with her four daughters and husband in Vilseck for close to six years.She and her daughters... Read more »
  • Fatal car accident in Desert Hot Springs
    DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - A person is dead after car accident in Desert Hot Springs. The fatal crash happened Sunday evening near Two Bunch Palms and Miracle Hill Road. Officers are at the scene and some streets are closed. A second driver was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center.... Read more »
  • Man stabbed in the neck at Metrolink station
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A man was stabbed in the neck while waiting for a train at the a downtown Riverside Metrolink station Saturday morning.The attack happened at the Vine Street Metrolink Station around 8 a.m. The station was partially closed for two hours after the incident for investigation.Riverside City police... Read more »
  • Joe's Cafe in downtown Santa Barbara celebrates 90th anniversary
    Joe's Cafe in downtown Santa Barbara celebrated a big milestone this weekend.The iconic restaurant turned 90-years-old on Sunday.The steakhouse and bar has been a mainstay in the downtown corridor for dining, drinking and socializing since 1928.People formed a line around the block to get in as the restaurant turned back... Read more »
  • Idyllwild Gift Shop reopens after truck crashed through storefront
    The streets of downtown Idyllwild are starting to feel back to normal after the Cranston Fire devastated more than 13,000 acres.For Idyllwild Gift Shop owner Rick Shahan, "normal" also means the grand reopening of his downtown shop after a car crashed through the storefront's glass windows in August. "We've only... Read more »
  • ABC-7 Xtra: How the 'Me Too' movement is impacting sexual harassment cases
    Despite being almost a year since the "Me Too" movement took social media by storm, it's still playing a part in sexual harassment cases. It began when sexual assault accusations surfaced against Hollywood star Harvey Weisntein last November. The allegations prompted "#MeToo" to be one of social media's most trending... Read more »
  • Horse dead after being hit by vehicle
    MEAD VALLEY, Calif. - A vehicle struck a horse with a person on board today, injuring three people and killing the horse, authorities said. The crash happened at 8:16 p.m. in the 21000 block of Markham Street, according to April Newman of the Riverside County... Read more »
  • Google CEO: 'We do not bias our products'
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to reports that some staff had discussed tweaking search results to show a pro-immigration bias."We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda," he wrote in an email to Google employees.Pichai sent the note on Friday after The Wall Street Journal obtained emails... Read more »
  • Google CEO: 'We do not bias our products'
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to reports that some staff had discussed tweaking search results to show a pro-immigration bias."We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda," he wrote in an email to Google employees.Pichai sent the note on Friday after The Wall Street Journal obtained emails... Read more »
  • Google CEO: 'We do not bias our products'
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to reports that some staff had discussed tweaking search results to show a pro-immigration bias."We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda," he wrote in an email to Google employees.Pichai sent the note on Friday after The Wall Street Journal obtained emails... Read more »
  • Juvenile arrested for threats to a Santa Maria high school
    A juvenile has been arrested for making threats to a Santa Maria high school on social media.The Santa Maria Police Department was made aware of the social media threats to Pioneer Valley High School on Sunday, September 23. Officers learned that a juvenile male from Santa Maria made the online-threats... Read more »
  • UPDATE: Alameda Street still closed after massive fire Sunday morning near Chico's Tacos
    UPDATE: TXDOT tweeted Alameda Street is still closed due to the fire. Crews are assisting in cleaning up debris that is on the lanes.According to the El Paso Fire Department, fire crews are responding to a condition 4 fire on the 4200 Block of Alameda Street.Authorities believe the fire is... Read more »
  • Santa Maria Police find fugitive wanted for felony assault
    ---UPDATE---The Santa Maria Police Department says Jeffrey Lee Smith, who was wanted for felony assault, turned himself in to the Santa Barbara County Jail on Sunday around 2:00 p.m.---INITIAL STORY---Police are asking for the public's assistance in finding 26-year old Jeffrey Lee Smith who is wanted for felony assault.Santa Maria... Read more »
  • Porsche eliminates diesel cars from its lineup
    Porsche is ditching diesel for good.The automaker announced Sunday that it would focus on hybrid and electric technology and will no longer make diesel-powered vehicles.The announcement comes five months after a senior manager at Porsche in Germany was arrested in connection with an investigation into diesel emissions rigging by Porsche's... Read more »
  • Porsche eliminates diesel cars from its lineup
    Porsche is ditching diesel for good.The automaker announced Sunday that it would focus on hybrid and electric technology and will no longer make diesel-powered vehicles.The announcement comes five months after a senior manager at Porsche in Germany was arrested in connection with an investigation into diesel emissions rigging by Porsche's... Read more »