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California regulators approve Charter’s takeover of Time Warner Cable

California regulators approve Charter’s takeover of Time Warner Cable

LOS ANGELES — Charter Communications has cleared a final regulatory hurdle in its nearly year-long quest to clinch its $71 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. California Public Utilities Commission members on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the transfer of phone licenses, link a blessing needed by Charter to complete the […]

US job growth disappoints at 160,000 in April, adding to concerns about the economy

US job growth disappoints at 160,000 in April, adding to concerns about the economy

WASHINGTON — Job growth slowed sharply in April to a seven-month low, adding to concerns about the health of the U.S. economy after a weak start to the year. The nation’s public- and private-sector employers added 160,000 net new jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. The figure was below analysts’ expectations and well […]

Five things to watch for in the Indiana primary

Five things to watch for in the Indiana primary

INDIANAPOLIS — Boisterous campaign rallies. Political ads every commercial break. Presidential candidates schmoozing with voters over pancakes. In recent days, Indiana, which holds its primary Tuesday, has begun to look a lot like Iowa, the first-in-the-nation nominating state that has outsize influence in deciding each party’s presidential nominee. Indiana’s primary, which falls late in the […]

Indiana looms large in GOP race, but Trump also focuses on the grand prize: California

Indiana looms large in GOP race, but Trump also focuses on the grand prize: California

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Even as he wages an epic battle in Indiana to smother rival Ted Cruz’s candidacy, Donald Trump set off Thursday for Orange County and the Bay Area, underscoring California’s crucial role in deciding whether the celebrity real estate developer becomes the Republican nominee for president. Trump’s landslide wins this week in five […]

Why young voters are flocking to Sanders and older ones to Clinton

Why young voters are flocking to Sanders and older ones to Clinton

NEW YORK — At Bernie Sanders’ rally in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, thousands of supporters, most of them young, gathered Sunday for what seemed more like a concert than a campaign stop. On Monday, Hillary Clinton brought her supporters together in a midtown Manhattan hotel where there was one distinct difference besides the absence of a […]

Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

Southern California braces for summer blackouts due to Porter Ranch gas leak

LOS ANGELES — State officials warned Tuesday that Southern California could experience as many as 14 days of blackouts this summer due to the massive methane leak in Aliso Canyon. The Aliso Canyon storage facility in the hills above the Los Angeles section of Porter Ranch is at one-fifth of its capacity because of a […]

California’s 172 delegates now coveted

California’s 172 delegates now coveted

LOS ANGELES — California Republicans are about to experience an event many of them have never seen — a primary that could determine a presidential nomination. Because Donald Trump lost Ohio’s primary on Tuesday night, ceding the state’s 66 delegates to its governor, John Kasich, the race to claim the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch […]

Apple admits it can write software to unlock terrorist’s iPhone, prosecutors say

Apple admits it can write software to unlock terrorist’s iPhone, prosecutors say

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has conceded it can write the software the FBI wants to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, and technology providers in the past have been required to write code to comply with subpoenas and court orders, government lawyers said Friday. Federal prosecutors also said in a written motion that Apple’s public statements on […]