A suspicious package has been reported at the Time Warner Center, where CNN's New York offices are based. NYPD is responding to reports of a suspicious package at the shopping centre and are evacuating a restaurant. Just a day ago, CNN newsreaders were forced to evacuate while live on air after a pipe bomb was sent to its newsroom. Anchors Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto were in the middle of a broadcast shortly before 10am on Wednesday when the fire alarm sounded in their newsroom. The journalists had been discussing suspicious packages sent to the homes of the Obamas and Clintons - unaware that their own workplace had been targeted. They persisted with their report as CNN staff were seen rushing from the newsroom in the background. The duo eventually cut to a commercial break as Harlow told viewers: "There is a fire alarm here... we'll be right back." When CNN returned from a short commercial break, colleague René Marsh had taken over the live broadcast from the news organisation's … [Read more...] about Suspicious package reported at Time Warner Center day after CNN pipe bomb threat
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CNN'S newsroom in New York was evacuated by a dramatic pipe bomb scare this afternoon - as its journalists reported on further high-profile bomb scares across the US. Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow were talking about devices found at the Clintons' home in New York and Barack Obama's Washington home when the alarm was raised. Staff were seen lining up to evacuate the office as the channel cut to a long advert break and then came back on air with a presenter in Washington DC. Sciutto said he and hundreds of other CNN employees were standing outside, watching a "very fast-acting, quick response group" of NYPD officers. The anchors later continued their dramatic news report from the streets outside their HQ. The rudimentary device sent to Time Warner Center - which is where CNN is based - was constructed with a pipe and wires, according to cops. CNN news writer Eric Levenson reports the CNN newsroom was evacuated. Multiple people have also tweeted that the nearby Whole … [Read more...] about Dramatic moment CNN studio is evacuated LIVE ON AIR over pipe bomb alert at Time Warner Building
Mike Snider and Edward C. Baig USA TODAY Published 10:31 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 Could the U.S. government upset AT&T's plans to give viewers Internet streaming bundles that leveraged its acquisition of Time Warner? Not a chance, the telecom giant's CEO insisted Friday. The morning after the Justice Department said it would appeal an anti-trust decision that led to AT&T's acquisition last month of Time Warner for $85 billion, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson insisted the legal maneuver would not jeopardize any of the latest video offerings AT&T has pitched to consumers. "We're off and running," Stephenson told CNBC from Sun Valley, Idaho, where he is attending the annual Allen & Co. conference with other tech and media moguls, many of whom will have a rooting interest in how the legal proceedings play out. After the merger was completed, AT&T launched WatchTV, a broadband-delivered video … [Read more...] about The AT&T-Time Warner deal: Could Justice Dept. derail latest moves for WatchTV and prices?
The US Justice Department on Thursday appealed last month's ruling from a federal judge allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner in a mega-deal that could reshape the media-entertainment landscape. A notice of appeal was filed with a federal appeals court one month after Judge Richard Leon rejected the government's efforts to block the $85 billion deal following a weeks-long antitrust trial. Leon ruled the government had failed to meet its burden of proof that the tie-up between the largest US pay-TV operator and the media-entertainment giant would harm competition. The decision delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump's administration in its first major antitrust court case. The two companies completed the merger in the days following the ruling, so if the government prevails, the appeals court could order the deal undone or require AT&T to sell off parts of Time Warner. AT&T said it was prepared to defend the case on appeal. "The (lower) court's decision could hardly have been … [Read more...] about US appeals judge’s order allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner
Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 9:53 p.m. UTC Jul 12, 2018 The Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's approval last month of AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T announced the deal in October 2016, but the DOJ sued to block the merger in November 2017. Judge Richard Leon approved the deal last month after a six-week trial ended in April. The DOJ's move, announced Thursday, goes against Leon's advice, which discouraged the agency from seeking a stay. "I do not believe that the Government has a likelihood of success on the merits of an appeal," he said in his June 12 ruling. "The Government has had this merger on hold," he wrote, as "the video programming and distribution industry has continued to evolve at a breakneck pace." The Justice Department offered no additional comment beyond its filing Thursday. AT&T, however, did have some comments harkening back to the judge's ruling. “The Court’s decision … [Read more...] about Justice Department appeals court decision that led to AT&T-Time Warner merger