Rupert Murdoch: The ‘New Fox’ is news and sports

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For media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, the future of the industry is news and sports, that’s why he is selling Disney (DIS) the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox (FOXA) for $52.4 billion.

“There’s only must-see Fox News and must see FOX Business,” said Murdoch, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox during an interview on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria.”

Please click on the link below from Fox Business Channel.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/12/14/rupert-murdoch-new-fox-is-news-and-sports.html

Alabama Senate election: Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore, Fox News projects

Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election, according to a projection from the Fox News Decision Desk.

Doug Jones, an attorney best known for prosecuting two members of the KKK for the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, initially wasn’t believed to have a realistic chance of winning the seat. Alabama hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate in 25 years. (AP)

Jones’ competitiveness is a remarkable development in a deep red state that reflects just how badly Moore has been hurt by a sex scandal.

Moore, the former chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, has faced multiple allegations he pursued romantic relationships with teenage girls while he was in his thirties — accusations that have dramatically shaken up the race. He has denied the claims.

Please click on the link below from Alex Pappas of Fox News.

www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/alabama-senate-election-doug-jones-defeats-roy-moore-fox-news-projects.html

 

 

 

Port Authority explosion reports prompt police response in New York City

NEW YORK, NY –  Several media sources are reporting there has been some type of explosion in mid town Manhattan near times square.

Please check this link throughout the day for updates.

ARBY’S RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. AND BUFFALO WILD WINGS, INC. ANNOUNCE DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENT

ATLANTA & MINNEAPOLIS—- Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (“ARG”) and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BWLD) (“BWW”) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which ARG will acquire BWLD for $157 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion, including BWW’s net debt. The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by both companies’ Boards of Directors, represents a premium of approximately 38% to BWW’s 30-day volume-weighted average stock price as of November 13, 2017, the latest trading day prior to news reports speculating about a potential transaction.

Statement by Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

“Buffalo Wild Wings is one of the most distinctive and successful entertainment and casual dining restaurant companies in America,” said Paul Brown, CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “We are excited to welcome a brand with such a rich heritage, led by an exceptionally talented team. We look forward to leveraging the combined strengths of both organizations into a truly differentiated and transformative multi-brand restaurant company.”

Statement by Sally Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

“We are excited about this merger and confident Arby’s represents an excellent partner for Buffalo Wild Wings,” said Sally Smith, CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings. “This transaction provides compelling value to our shareholders and is a testament to the hard work and efforts of our talented Team Members and franchisees. We are confident that the strength of our two industry-leading brands, under the sponsorship of Roark Capital – an experienced restaurant and food service investor – will enable us to capitalize on significant growth opportunities in the years ahead.”

North American Mission Board of the SBC, picking up funeral expenses for shooting victims

http://www.bpnews.net/49853/tx-shooting–sbc-leaders-to-visit-grieving-pastor-church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX – (David Roach, Baptist Press.  Please click on the link above for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below.)

 

Frank Pomeroy and his wife Sheri. Frank is the pastor of the Sutherland Springs FBC, who lost a daughter among the 26 murdered.

Southern Baptists ministering in the wake of what some have called the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history say they’ve witnessed “God at work” despite the 26 dead and some 20 others wounded at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Local pastors and field personnel with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) began providing grief counseling within hours of the shooting at First Baptist’s morning worship service Nov. 5. Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines and SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page plan to arrive in Sutherland Springs Nov. 7 to offer prayer and encouragement. SBTC executive director Jim Richards arrived today (Nov. 6).

On behalf of the SBC, the North American Mission Board has offered to cover funeral expenses for all shooting victims in coordination with the SBTC, NAMB confirmed.

Report of multiple victims at church east of San Antonio

 

WAOI SanAntonio

https://www.ksat.com/news/shooting-sutherland-springs-church-gunfire-mass-shooting-airlife

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX – (KSAT-TV, San Antonio.  Please click on the link above to follow this developing story.  Here is an excerpt below.)

– A man who opened fire in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning is dead, police say.

A witness reported seeing a man walk into First Baptist Church and began shooting around 11:30 a.m.

Police said there are at least 20 victims in the church.

The church is located in the 500 block of 4th Street in the small, south Texas town about 40 miles east of San Antonio.

Multiple Deaths Reported as Driver Careens Down Bike Path in Manhattan

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/nyregion/police-shooting-lower-manhattan.html

 

Emergency vehicles and a school bus outside Stuyvesant High School on Tuesday. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

NEW YORK, NY, (by Benjeman Mueller and William Rashbaum, New York Times.  Please click on the link to follow the full story, or a local major network station.)

A man on Tuesday afternoon drove a pickup truck down a lengthy stretch of bike path next to the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, striking numerous people. The vehicle collided with a school bus from Stuyvesant High School.

There were some reports the man fired gunshots from the truck, but officials could not immediately confirm that. The police said a suspect had been taken into custody.

Officials said as many as six people had been killed and 11 injured.

Justice Department gives Chicago final sanctuary warning

https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/justice-department-gives-chicago-final-sanctuary-warning/article_7c9748d8-b02c-11e7-8ddd-4fc0c952f407.html

CHICAGO, IL – (Benjamin Yount, Illinois News Network.  Please click on the link above for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below)

President Trump’s Administration is giving Chicago one final warning before it may yank millions of dollars in federal policing grants.

Chicago has until October 27 to prove to the Justice Department that the city’s sanctuary policies, such as not asking about immigration status and not holding people in jail for federal immigration officers, isn’t hurting the law enforcement effort in the city.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at a press conference that he’s not afraid of the letter.

“I totally, 100% reject the false choice of Donald Trump and the Justice Department,” the mayor said at a press conference Thursday. “We are not going to be a city that picks between the philosophy of community police and being a welcoming city.”

Trump surveys hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, meets San Juan mayor after feud

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/03/trump-lands-in-hurricane-ravaged-puerto-rico-as-defends-administration-s-storm-response.html

 

President Trump is seen greeting San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has repeatedly criticized the president’s actions since the storm wreaked havoc on the territory last month.  (White House pool photo)

SAN JUAN, PR –  (Alex Pappas, Fox News. Please click on the link for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below.) 

President Trump visited storm-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday to survey damage and talk to residents, while also meeting and briefly praising the San Juan mayor following their feud over the administration’s response to Hurricane Maria.

The president, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, participated in a packed briefing on storm recovery shortly after landing at Luis Muñiz Air National Guard Base in San Juan.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has repeatedly criticized the president’s actions since the storm wreaked havoc on the U.S. territory last month, was seen shaking Trump’s hand and joining him for the briefing in a hangar.

Death toll increased to 58….515 injured in Las Vegas shooting

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/oct/01/reports-active-shooters-on-las-vegas-strip/

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. (John Locher – Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, NV (Las Vegas Sun, Please click on the link for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below.

A shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday has left more than 20 dead and 100 injured, authorities said.

The suspect has been neutralized, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. ”Right now we believe its a sole actor, a lone wolf type actor,” he said.

“Its a devastating time,” the sheriff said.

UPDATE:  9:30 a.m.  Associated Press is reporting the Islamic State claims responsibility for the killings.

https://apnews.com/a3554c3250644262af3f5b94d57b1def?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.  The death toll has increased to 58.  The amount injured increased to 515.  President Trump will be visiting the area on Wednesday.  One of the biggest need in the area is blood.  The FBI stated there is no link to ISIS.

Update:  5:00 p.m. The death toll stands at 59. The amount injured is 529. They found several guns and explosives in the sniper’s home, with several rounds of ammunition. There are swat teams checking a house in Northern Nevada that the sniper owns.

UPDATE:  10;00 p.m.  The information is from a press conference by Las Vegas officials just after 9:00 p.m..  The death toll still stands at 59 and the number of injuries are still 529.  There were 23 guns in his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.  Authorities found 19 guns and the ammo was in the thousands.  The killer shot the hotel security guard on the 32nd floor of the hotel.  There is no word yet on his other home in Northern Nevada.  A deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s office said this was the last press conference of the evening.