LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $45.2 billion in a deal that would combine the nation's top two cable TV companies and create a dominant force in creating and delivering entertainment.
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - A north Florida jury resumes deliberations on Thursday in the trial of a middle-aged software engineer who shot and killed a black teenager who refused to turn down the rap music blaring from his car. Defense attorneys say Michael Dunn, 47, who is white, acted in self-defense when he fired off ten rounds at an SUV carrying four teens, killing Jordan Davis, 17, while parked in a Jacksonville gas station. After deliberating for two hours on Wednesday, the jury asked the judge if they could review security camera video from inside the gas station which captures the reaction of the clerks to the sound of the gunfire, as well as Dunn's fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, who went into the store to buy wine. The trial, has drawn international attention because of racial overtones and claims of self-defense.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and some of the 264 people injured in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing will attend a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the attack, officials said on Thursday. Officials offered few details of the event, which will be held at Boston's Hynes Convention Center and will also feature remarks from first responders and a tribute to the three people killed by the twin homemade pressure-cooker bombs. "We were put to the ultimate test by the events at last year's Boston Marathon," Patrick said. "We rose to the occasion: turning to each other, rather than against and showing the world what a strong community looks like." The blasts, which ripped through spectators, volunteers and athletes at the crowded finish line of Boston's best-attended sporting event, prompted a week-long security flurry across the city, culminating in a day-long lockdown of the greater metropolitan area as police conducted a manhunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.