AT&T Rumored To Merge With Time Warner

AT&T is looking to buy Time Warner. According to Bloomberg, AT&T hopes to close the deal by Monday to shut out other potential buyers.
The Wall Street Journal reports. a merger between the two companies would be "the most ambitious marriage of content and distribution in the media and telecom industries since Comcast's 20-11 purchase of NBCUniversal."
According to the Journal, the deal would create a huge media corporation to compete with Comcast/NBCUniversal and would likely receive intense regulation.
Bloomberg says Time Warner's shares surged in trading Friday, increasing by as much as 14 percent to $94.44, giving the company a market value of more than $70 billion. AT&T on the other hand, fell by as much as 4.4 percent.

ISIS Launches Counter-Attack On City Of Kirkuk

The Islamic State launched a counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk, killing dozens of people including security officers and workers at a powers station, Friday.

The attack is in response to Iraqi-led forces beginning their operation to take back Mosul, the last major ISIL stronghold in Iraq.

Kirkuk lies in an oil-producing region. Reuters reports, crude oil production facilities were not targeted. According to Reuters, Iraqi forces captured eight villages south and southeast of Mosul with air and ground support from the U.S.

Millions of residents are still believed to be in Mosul. The United Nations says the retake of Mosul will likely be the largest humanitarian crisis in recent memory, with millions of people being displaced.

Bob Dylan Removes Nobel Prize From Website

Bob Dylan created shockwaves last week when he won the Nobel prize for literature. But, now a new twist.

The Guardian reports Dylan mysteriously took down a mention of the award from his website. The words "winner of the Nobel prize in literature" has been removed from the page for The Lyrics: 1961-2012.

The Swedish Academy, who decides the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, says they haven't been able to get a hold of Dylan.

Dylan is the first songwriter to win the award.

Nintendo Switch Gaming Console Generating Buzz

Nintendo's new gaming console is generating a lot of buzz. This thing is unlike any other gaming system!

It works like a regular gaming console, but it's also portable. The switch has two controllers.One is a traditional controller, the other is called a Joy-Con. The Joy-Con can be used like a regular gaming controller, but it also breaks down to control the portable system, or it can be used as two controllers in each hand, or controllers for two people.

The Switch uses cards that look like Nintendo-DS game cards. So far Nintendo has confirmed a few games for the system, including Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario.

The release date is set for March. No word yet on how much it'll cost.

Donald Trump Pledges To Accept Election Results If He Wins

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shared the stage for possibly the last time Wednesday night.

The Republican presidential candidate and Democratic presidential candidate had some nasty and heated moments throughout the third and final presidential debate.
When moderator, Fox News' Chris Wallace, asked Trump if he would accept the election results in November, whatever they end up being, he said "What I'm saying is that I will tell you in time." "I'll keep you in suspense, OK?"

Trump said Clinton has more experience than him, but it's what he called bad experience.
As for the sexual assault allegations from numerous women against Trump, the GOP presidential candidate said he doesn't know the women and they're making those claims for fame or told to do so by the Clinton campaign.

Clinton said Trump doesn't respect women. She said the reason Russian president, Vladimir Putin, prefers Trump is he'd rather have a puppet as president of the United States. She told the crowd Trump hired undocumented workers to build the Trump Tower in Manhattan and underpaid them.

In an update, ABC News reports, at a rally in Delaware, Ohio on Thursday Trump clarified if he would accept the election results.
He said, "I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win."