U.S. demands CNN or DirecTV sale to approve AT&T/Time Warner deal -sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing AT&T Inc (T.N) to sell Turner Broadcasting, parent of CNN cable network, or its DirecTV satellite television unit to satisfy antitrust concerns over its purchase of Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), sources told Reuters on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump […]

“Fully Self-Driving Cars Are Here” – Waymo To Begin Testing Driver-Free Autonomous Taxis In Phoenix

Tyler Durden ZeroHedge From here on out, if you see a car without a driver meandering around suburban Phoenix, don’t be alarmed: It’s just Google‘s Waymo division testing its new driverless taxis – the first of their kind to be tested on US roads without the supervision of a “safety driver.” […]

The Trump Administration is Holding an American Citizen Without Charge or Trial

Derrick Broze Activist Post (Archive) Civil liberties advocates are worried about the fate of an American citizen accused of fighting for ISIS in Syria who has been held for almost two months in a secret Iraq prison without access to a lawyer. The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to […]

Comcast’s Xfinity internet service (and others) seem to be a bit broken nationwide this morning

Greg Kumparak TechCrunch Having issues with Comcast this morning? You’re very much not alone. Right around 10 am Pacific, we started seeing reports from both coasts that the internet had suddenly slowed to a halt. Certain sites would load just fine, but the vast majority (from Reddit to Facebook to […]

Mass Shooting At Texas Church Shows Why Every Church In America Needs To Have Armed Security

Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse The mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday morning is already being called the deadliest church shooting in modern U.S. history, and we need to be in prayer for the victims and for their families.  At about 11:30 AM, […]

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

Ben Silverman Bloomberg One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism. The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: A Debate” sold out in a day. So the organizers, a pair of magazines with clear ideological affiliations, socialist Jacobin and libertarian Reason, found a larger venue: […]

Celebrities Immediately Call for Gun Control Following Texas Church Shooting

AWR Hawkings Breitbart (Archive) Celebrities took to Twitter to call for increased gun control measures almost immediately after news broke of the shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas church on Sunday that claimed at least 24 lives. The attack occurred at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, at approximately 11:30 a.m. […]

‘Creepy, crazy and weird’: Former classmates say Texas gunman was an ‘outcast’ who ‘preached his atheism’ online before killing 26 in the state’s worst ever mass shooting

Jenny Stanton The Daily Mail (Archive) The Texas church shooter who shot dead 26 people and injured 24 others was an ‘outcast’ who ‘preached his atheism’ online. Former classmates say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who stormed First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire on Sunday, was ‘creepy’, ‘crazy’ […]