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Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Finance
Media and telecommunications stocks shot higher in aftermarket trading Tuesday after a federal judge ruled in AT&T's favor on its $ 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Time Warner shares traded more than 5 percent higher in aftermarket trading. The widely anticipated ruling comes amid pent up interest in forging combinations across the entertainment and communications industries. CNBC's parent company, Comcast, has been eyeing a $ 60 billion offer for the Twenty-First Century Fox studio and production assets that are currently part of a deal with Disney. ...
Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell 'to propose to Lauren Silverman' – pals say

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell 'to propose to Lauren Silverman' – pals say

Entertainment
GETTY MARRIAGE: Simon Cowell is about to propose to Lauren Silverman, according to pals The Britain’s Got Talent boss, 58, is said to have agreed to pop the question.Simon and Lauren, 40, have been together for more than four years and have a son, Eric, four.Now we can reveal loved ones have been trying to convince Simon to finally make official.An insider said: “Everyone close to Simon thinks a proposal is long overdue.“They would love nothing more than to see him and Lauren get hitched. “Simon’s family have been badgering him to finally pop the question and he’s tentatively agreed he’ll do it.“It’s possible he’ll do it live on TV during the B...
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control

Health
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama's health care law. The law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it included exemptions for religious organizations. The new policy would allow more categories of employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing free contraception to women by claiming religious objections. It would allow any company that is not publicly traded to deny coverage on moral grounds. Beetlestone, appointed to the bench by Obama, called t...
Judge: Doctor who doesn't use computer can't regain license

Judge: Doctor who doesn't use computer can't regain license

Health
A New Hampshire judge has denied an 84-year-old doctor's request to regain her license to practice, which she had surrendered partly over her inability to use a computer. The state challenged Dr. Anna Konopka's record keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision making. It said her limited computer skills prevent her from using the state's mandatory electronic drug monitoring program, which requires prescribers of opioids to register in an effort reduce overdoses. Konopka surrendered her license in October, but later requested permission to continue her practice. New Hampshire Public Radio reported Monday that Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled Nov. 15 that she failed to show she was forced to give up her license as she alleged. Konopka has asked the judge to recon...
Mel B's sex video battle: Spice girl begs judge to hold divorce case in PRIVATE

Mel B's sex video battle: Spice girl begs judge to hold divorce case in PRIVATE

Entertainment
GETTYDIVORCE: Mel B has begged a judge to hold her case in privateThe troubled Spice Girl made the plea after learning estranged hubbie Stephen Belafonte aims to enter 54 videos – including at least one sex tape – as evidence.Her lawyers claim the court “has a duty” to shield Mel’s three children “from being exposed to any explicit material he intends to air”.In new legal papers, her lawyers say the best way to ensure that is for the trial to be “sealed”.The public would be excluded and the media restricted from reporting salacious details.GETTYCOUPLE: Mel and Belafonte had their latest hearing on Friday “He wants them both deposed” SourceThe judge is likely to deliver his decision early next month, when the warring couple are due to appear together in court.Mel an