REINEKE FORD   ||   NEWS UPDATES

News Summary: AT&T offers $48.5B for DirecTV

BIG MERGER: AT&T is seeking to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion, of $95 per share, in a deal to help it better compete with rivals. WHY IT’S HAPPENING: The deal would give telecommunications giant AT&T a larger base of video subscribers. The combined company would...
off

Todd wins Byron Nelson for 1st PGA Tour title

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez IRVING, Texas (AP) — Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir. It was the 77th career PGA Tour event for Todd. He earned...

Report: Legal Guardian System Fails Many Ohioans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper reports that the court-appointed guardian system created to help Ohio’s elderly and mentally disabled residents and children has failed many it serves and allows unscrupulous guardians to rob their wards of freedom, dignity and money. The...

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or $95 per share, a move that gives telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a...
off

Libyan official condemns renegade general’s attack

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, Tripoli joint security forces on vehicles with heavy artillery stand guard on the entrance road to the parliament area after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers and...
off

Crawford leads Blackhawks past Kings 3-1 in Game 1

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Sunday. Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist for...
off

Crawford leads Blackhawks past Kings 3-1 in Game 1

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Sunday. Brandon Saad added a goal and an assist for...
off

Damien Hirst donates pre-historic item for gala

AP Photo/Prudence Cuming Associates CANNES, France (AP) — Famed British artist Damien Hirst has created a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton encased in a gold tank to be auctioned off at the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala this week. Titled “Gone but not...
off

Kerry: Diverse Yale class is Sterling’s nightmare

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the Class Day address at Yale University, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the Class Day address at Yale University, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. (AP...

AT&T acquires DirecTV in $49B deal

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T says it is buying DirecTV for $95 per share, or $49 billion, a move that gives the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a merger in...