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    (CNN)The first ship carrying grain under a UN-brokered export deal left the Ukrainian port of Odesa on Monday, raising hopes that a global food supply crisis caused by Russia's invasion can be eased.The M/V Razoni became the first commercial vessel to leave the crucial Black Sea port since February 26, two days after Russia launched its assault on Ukraine. It is bound for the port of Tripoli, Lebanon, and is carrying a cargo of around 26,500 metric tonnes (more than 29,000 US tons) of corn, the United Nations said.The journey comes after a breakthrough agreement, brokered by the UN and Turkey and signed by representatives from Russia and Ukraine in July, which facilitates the resumption of vital grain exports.Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba described Monday as a "day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa."Read MoreUnder the terms of the deal, the ship will anchor off the coast of Istanbul at around 3 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, where it will be inspected before proceeding to its final...
    LONDON (AP) — David Trimble, a former Northern Ireland first minister who won the Nobel Peace Prize for being a key architect of the Good Friday Agreement that ended decades of conflict, has died, the Ulster Unionist Party said Monday. He was 77. The party said in a statement on behalf of the Trimble family and the UUP that politician died earlier Monday “following a short illness.” Trimble, who led the party from 1995 to 2005, jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. He was the Ulster Unionist Party’s first leader in 30 years to meet with the Irish premier in Dublin. In 1997, Trimble became the first unionist leader to negotiate with Irish republican party Sinn Fein. Keir Starmer, leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, called Trimble “a towering figure of Northern Ireland and British politics” in a tweet Monday. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (AP) — The market for a free agent group that includes Anthony Rizzo, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale and Charlie Morton may start to get defined Monday, the deadline for the union and Major League Baseball to agree on an international draft that would start in 2024. If the union agrees in writing by midnight EDT to a mutually acceptable framework for an international draft, the system of qualifying offers for free agents that has been in place since 2012 would disappear. While the loss of draft picks hasn’t inhibited teams from chasing top free agents — this year’s group includes Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom and Trea Turner — a slightly lesser level has been impacted. Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel delayed signing in 2019 until June, after the draft pick compensation no longer was attached. “We want to do whatever it takes for those guys to make sure they get good deals and get good contracts,” New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor, part of the union’s eight-man executive subcommittee, said Sunday. “But also we want to make sure...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Monday accused Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of cutting “a secret deal with the White House that fell apart,” blaming a lack of communication by his fellow Kentuckian for the failure of a federal judicial nomination. Further exposing long-simmering tensions between the state’s two Republican senators, Paul for the first time commented on his own role in sinking the nomination last week of anti-abortion lawyer Chad Meredith for a federal judgeship in Kentucky. The White House abruptly abandoned the nomination on Friday, pointing to resistance from Paul, who is seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate in this year’s elections. McConnell, a key player in putting conservatives on the federal bench during Donald Trump’s presidency, told The New York Times last week that the White House intended to follow through on its commitment to nominate Meredith until Paul objected. McConnell told the newspaper that Paul’s position was “just utterly pointless.” Paul responded Monday that he thought Meredith would make a good judge, but pointed to the process as the problem....
    In this article TWTRElon Musk may tweet about the Twitter deal but not "disparage the company or any of its representatives," according to a securities filing.Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty ImagesElon Musk and Twitter continued sparring on Monday, with the social media company slamming the Tesla CEO's request for a slower trial schedule. Musk is trying to terminate a deal he previously made to buy Twitter and take it private for $54.20 per share, or about $44 billion. Musk has repeatedly accused Twitter of lying about the number of bot and spam accounts on its platform. Twitter has denied the claims and is suing to force Musk to complete the deal. Twitter wants to go to trial as early as September, but Musk had asked the Delaware court to deny its request for an expedited trial and aim for next year. Musk needed time, they argued, to conduct exhaustive amounts of discovery around whether the company has misrepresented the amount of spam and bot accounts on its platform. In Monday's filing, Twitter accused Musk of using delay tactics to...
    New York (CNN Business)Twitter has sued billionaire Elon Musk in an effort to force him to follow through with his deal to buy the social media company.The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery on Tuesday, comes after Musk said in a letter to Twitter's top lawyer late Friday that he wants to terminate the blockbuster $44 billion acquisition agreement.Musk's lawyer alleged in Friday's letter that Twitter (TWTR) is "in material breach of multiple provisions" of the deal, claiming the company has withheld data Musk requested in order to evaluate the number of bots and spam accounts on the platform. Twitter's legal team hit back in a letter on Monday, calling Musk's attempted termination "invalid and wrongful" and demanding that he follow through with the deal. Musk tells Twitter he wants out of deal to buy it. Twitter says it will force him to close the saleThe deal is now likely headed for a lengthy court battle to determine whether Twitter can force Musk to close the deal and become its owner, or at least get him to pay...
    Twitter said in a letter sent Monday that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s decision to terminate his $44 billion buyout of the company is “invalid and wrongful.” CNBC reports that in a letter on Monday, Twitter said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s attempt to terminate his proposed $44 billion acquisition of the company is “invalid and wrongful.” The letter was addressed to Musk’s lawyers and was sent following Musk’s declaration last Friday that he did not plan to go through with the deal, alleging that the company had misrepresented the number of bot accounts on the platform. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal (Google Cloud/YouTube) Elon Musk gestures as he speaks during a SpaceX press conference on February 10, 2022, in Texas. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) However, it should be noted that Twitter provided Musk with access to its “firehose” of user data weeks before the deal was called off. In June, experts warned that determining which Twitter accounts are bots and which are real people may not be as easy as Musk thought. Twitter has claimed that spam or fake accounts make up around five...
    New York (CNN Business)Elon Musk wants to cancel his deal to buy Twitter, but the social media company is having none of it. On Friday, Musk moved to terminate the $44-billion acquisition agreement, alleging that Twitter breached the deal by failing to hand over data he says he needs to evaluate the number of bots and spam accounts on the platform. Twitter's legal representatives hit back in a letter to Musk's lawyers Sunday, calling the billionaire's claims "invalid" and demanding that Musk follow through with the takeover."Mr. Musk's and the other Musk Parties' purported termination is invalid and wrongful, and it constitutes a repudiation of their obligations under the Agreement," reads the letter, which was signed William Savit, a lawyer at Wachtell, Rosen, Lipton and Katz, which is representing Twitter in the dispute. The letter was disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. Musk has for weeks expressed concerns, without any apparent evidence, that there are a greater number of bots and spam accounts on the platform than Twitter has said publicly. In his Friday letter, his lawyer alleged that Twitter...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Monday he is launching an investigation into Twitter for potentially misleading Texans on the number of 'bot' users. He made the announcement in a post on the social media site Monday afternoon, writing: 'I have a duty to protect Texans if Twitter is misrepresenting how many accounts are fake to drive up their revenue.' So-called bots are automated accounts that send tweets, follow users and like and retweet others' posts. Twitter executives have claimed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings they represent fewer than 5 percent of its accounts in the first quarter of 2022. But if there is more - as several people, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, suspect - Twitter could be artificially inflating the value of the company, as well as the costs of doing business with it. He therefore issued a Civil Investigative Demand to determine whether the social media giant's reporting on fake users is 'false, misleading or deceptive under Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.' As part of the CID, Paxton is requesting documents 'describing and substantiating' the...
    DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk is threatening to walk away from his $44 billion bid to buy Twitter, accusing the company of refusing to give him information about its spam bot accounts. Lawyers for the Tesla and SpaceX CEO made the threat in a letter to Twitter dated Monday. That letter was included in a filing from Twitter with the Securities and Exchange Commission. READ MORE: Gas Prices Surge 25 Cents In A Week, Hitting A New RecordThe letter says Musk has repeatedly asked for the information since May 9, about a month after his offer to buy the company, so he could evaluate how many of the company’s 229 million accounts are fake. Shares of Twitter Inc. tumbled more than 5% at the opening bell Monday. A message was left early Monday seeking comment from Twitter. The lawyers say in the letter that Twitter has offered only to provide details about the company’s testing methods. But they contend that’s “tantamount to refusing Mr. Musk’s data requests.” Musk wants data so he can do his own verification of what he...
    DETROIT (AP) — Elon Musk is threatening to end his $44 billion agreement to buy Twitter, accusing the company of refusing to give him information about its spam bot accounts. Lawyers for the Tesla and SpaceX CEO made the threat in a letter to Twitter dated Monday that the social platform included in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The letter says Musk has repeatedly asked for the information since May 9, about a month after his offer to buy the company, so he could evaluate how many of the company’s 229 million accounts are fake. A message was left early Monday seeking comment from Twitter. The lawyers say in the letter that Twitter has offered only to provide details about the company’s testing methods. But they contend that’s “tantamount to refusing Mr. Musk’s data requests.” Musk wants data so he can do his own verification of what he says are Twitter’s lax methodologies. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CHELSEA have struck a "definitive agreement" to sell the club to Todd Boehly's Clearlake Capital consortium. And in a statement, the club revealed the takeover could be completed by MONDAY. It read: "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that a final and definitive agreement was entered into last night to sell the Club to the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital consortium. "It is expected that the transaction will be completed on Monday. The Club will update further at that time." MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in Premier LeagueSTAR GONE Goodfellas icon dies in Dominican Republic at 67 as stars pay tribute to actorSICK EXCUSE Texas shooter's mom tries to justify his 'reasons' and sobs over young victimsUNTOLD EVIL Final words of Texas gunman to teacher before shooting her dead are revealedSTORE CARNAGE Walmart shooting suspect arrested after shopper killed and store worker hurt
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — The man convicted of fatally shooting Elk Grove teen Seth Smith who was away at college at UC Berkeley was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Tony Lorenzo Walker, 60, appeared before a judge Monday and pleaded no contest as part of a plea deal. READ MORE: VIDEO: Thieves Steal $2K Plant From Davis ShopProsecutors say Walker shot Smith, 19, in the back of the head while walking near his apartment in June 2020. Michelle Smith, Seth’s mother, told CBS13 on Monday that Walker admitted to not knowing her son and told the family he was “so sorry.” READ MORE: Citrus Heights Police Investigate Shooting On Birdcage StreetSmith told us Sunday night that the plea deal doesn’t bring the answers a trial would have. “Again, I was anticipating time off and hear the evidence, hear the witnesses and find out more of the story of what happened. And with a plea deal, we don’t get that,” she said. “Every day, we cry a little bit, and we think of him always.” MORE NEWS: 'A Fun Family...
    In this article AVGO VMW DELL Rangarajan Raghuram, CEO, VMware at the NYSE, Dec. 14, 2021.Source: NYSECNBC's David Faber reported Monday that Broadcom had been gearing up to announce its acquisition of VMware as soon as Thursday, but the news could come sooner after several reports said the two companies were in talks. Some material terms still need to be finalized, and a deal could fall through, Faber said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." It would be a cash-and-stock offer if it materializes, according to sources familiar with the deal. Michael Dell owns about 40% of VMware. Shares of VMware surged 18% early Monday. The chipmaker, meanwhile, slid 4%. Bloomberg first reported on Sunday the two companies are in talks. A deal for VMWare, which had a $40.3 billion market cap as of Friday's market close, would rank among the biggest acquisitions in the tech sector, behind Microsoft's nearly $69 billion of Activision Blizzard and Dell's $67 billion EMC purchase in 2016. The move could help Broadcom further diversify its business away from semiconductors into enterprise software, which...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest union for U.S. flight attendants threw its support Tuesday behind Frontier Airlines’ proposal to buy Spirit Airlines after it reached a deal with Frontier on how to combine cabin crews at the two carriers. The Association of Flight Attendants, which represents crews at both airlines, said the agreement with Frontier covers job, seniority, and contract protections. The union said the deal bars Frontier and Spirit from merging their operations until a new contract is ratified by union members. It said no flight attendants could be furloughed because of route changes that occur during the merger process. Mergers in the heavily unionized airline industry are often complicated by difficulty in combining separate work forces, so the agreement announced Tuesday could remove one source of potential friction. Flight attendants at JetBlue Airways, which declared a hostile takeover bid for Spirit on Monday, are represented by the Transport Workers Union. The TWU did not immediately comment on the rival union’s announcement. In February, Frontier and Spirit announced a stock and cash deal then worth $2.9 billion, but...
    In this article TWTRVIDEO1:4701:47Options Action: Bearish bets on TwitterOptions ActionTwitter is sinking deeper into levels the stock hasn't seen since Elon Musk announced his 9% ownership stake in the social media company in early April. The drop is largely fueled by speculation that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO might not be able to get this deal over the finish line. A growing rift between Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Musk regarding the percentage of bot accounts on the site, and how that number impacts Twitter's valuation appears to be the main sticking point. This rift — especially as it relates to the valuation question — seems to be a major worry for options traders, who reacted in a decidedly bearish manner during Monday's session. "Today [Twitter] traded about 1.4 times an already elevated put volume, and the most active contracts were the May 35 [strike puts]. We saw almost 35,000 of those trade for about 54 cents," Michael Khouw, chief investment officer at Optimize Advisors, said Monday on CNBC's "Fast Money." May expiration is this coming Friday, meaning buyers of...
    Elon Musk on Monday fueled speculation he could be seeking to negotiate a lower price for his proposed $44 billion buyout of Twitter, telling a Miami tech conference that an agreement at a lower price wouldn't be 'out of the question.' Musk and Twitter agreed a deal on April 25, but it now appears that Musk could be having second thoughts. On Friday, after weeks of complaining about the company's operations in a series of tweets, he announced he was putting the deal on hold. He then tweeted about his surprise to learn that only 5 percent of Twitter accounts were bots or spam, and on Monday responded with a poop emoji to CEO Parag Agrawal's lengthy thread explaining the problem in trying to detect and eliminate bots. 'So how do advertisers know what they're getting for their money? This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter,' Musk said. Journalist Molly Jong-Fast replied: 'You're obviously trying to get out of the deal.' Twitter's shares fell 8 percent on Monday to close at $37.39 - significantly below the $54.20 a...
    OK, fellow hockey fans, if we didn’t get your attention with the promise of free food, we did by calling this item of clothing a jersey. We know purists call it a hockey sweater, even if the material these days is light enough to be a T-shirt. But we digress. Back to the free food. To celebrate its NHL commercial partnership and the playoffs, Chipotle is offering a BOGO deal from 3 p.m. to closing on Monday, May 16, for fans wearing a hockey jersey into the restaurant. Any hockey team’s jersey. Even the Ducks, the Kings or the Golden Knights. What makes this deal a particularly good one is that it’s not just BOGO, buy one, get one free, but buy up to five and get five free. Each free item requires the purchase of an entree item, and the freebies are subject to availability. You’ll want to get in line early. (And don’t everyone mob the Chipotles closest to the Shark Tank.) Bonus points if, in the spirit of this week’s news, you wear No. 12. Details: www.chipotle.com
    In this article RIDEThe Lordstown Motors Corp. Endurance electric pickup truck sits on stage during an unveiling event in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, June 25, 2020.Matthew Hatcher | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesStruggling electric vehicle start-up Lordstown Motors said that it's on track to begin production of its Endurance pickup in the third quarter, about a year later than originally expected. Yet even if it hits that start date, the company expects to lose money on every one of the roughly 500 trucks it hopes to ship by year end. Whether Lordstown will survive long enough to face that challenge is still in question. The company's financial future hangs on a deal it struck last September to sell its Ohio factory to Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Technology Group, better known as Foxconn. Under the deal's terms, it must close by May 18. (The original terms required the deal to close by May 14, but the parties agreed to a four-day extension, Lordstown said on Monday.) If the deal doesn't happen – as of Monday morning, it wasn't done –...
    Elon Musk on Monday accused a MSNBC host of 'basically saying Republicans are Nazis,' after the anchor, Mehdi Hasan, warned that Musk's plan to give the left and right an equal platform on Twitter was dangerous. Musk, 50, on April 25 reached an agreement with Twitter's board to buy the company for $44 billion. He said he was motivated by a wish to restore Twitter as a place for the free exchange of ideas, and has repeatedly said he wants to move away from 'censorship' and err on the side of free speech. His critics fear that this will result in an explosion of hate speech. Hasan, 43, on Sunday told viewers of his show: 'It's easy in American discourse to talk simplistically about the far-left and the far-right as two equally dangerously fringe boxes. 'Elon Musk has done it plenty of times just in the past week. 'But here's the difference. America's far-left wants to give us free health care and free childcare. America's far-right wants to give us white supremacy and no democracy. 'And this asymmetrical polarization of...
    Elon Musk has agreed to pay Twitter a $1 billion 'breakup' fee if he pulls the plug on the $44 billion take-over deal — and the tech giant agrees to pay the same amount if they opt for a better offer, according to a securities filing. Musk on Monday sealed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion just three weeks after starting the process and later said he hopes to turn the platform into a haven of free speech where even his worst critics can have their say. According to Tuesday's securities filing, if the deal between Musk and Twitter falls apart, either side may have to pay a $1 billion fee. Either party is able to terminate the Merger under certain conditions, but Twitter will be required to pay Musk $1 billion if the company signed a deal with another person or company who have given a better offer.  Other circumstances where Twitter will have to pay the fee includes if Musk terminates the Merger agreement because the tech giant's Board recommends that the company's shareholders vote against the...
    Establishment Media melted down after Twitter agreed on Monday to allow Elon Musk to purchase the platform. CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter, who claimed Hunter Biden’s laptop was “Russian disinformation” before it was verified by the establishment media, claimed free speech is unattractive to Americans. “If you get invited to something where there are no rules, where there is total freedom for everybody, do you actually want to go to that party, or are you going to decide to stay home?” he rhetorically asked. “And that’s a question for Twitter users.” “Some Twitter users would love the idea that there is going to be absolutely no moderation and no rules at all,” he whined. “Others might not want to be anywhere near that.” CNN’s @brianstelter on Musk’s Twitter takeover: “If you get invited to something where there are no rules, where there is total freedom for everybody, do you actually want to go to that party or are you going to decide to stay home?”pic.twitter.com/uymSPHgY2w — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 25, 2022 MSNBC anchor Ari Melber, who alleged the...
    London (CNN Business)The world's richest man wasn't convinced he'd be successful in his bid to buy Twitter, one of the most influential social media companies on the planet.But Tesla CEO Elon Musk pulled it off. On Monday, Twitter announced that it had reached a deal to sell the company to Musk for $54.20 a share, days after Musk announced he'd lined up $46.5 billion in financing. The agreement is one of the biggest deals to take a company private ever recorded, according to data from Dealogic.It sparked instant debate — much of it, naturally, playing out on Twitter.If the deal goes through, Musk will join a growing list of billionaires who have tapped their fortunes to scoop up high-profile media properties. And given Musk's commitment to creating "an inclusive arena for free speech," his ownership could also have major ramifications for public discourse, thanks to Twitter's role in steering conversation online.Read MoreInvestors, meanwhile, have been busy drilling down on other questions. Here are a few that still need answers.Will one of the biggest leveraged buyouts in history actually close?Musk doesn't...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson returned to Twitter just hours after it was announced that billionaire Elon Musk bought the social media platform for $44billion. 'We're back,' the @TuckerCarlson account tweeted Monday night, shortly after the Tesla CEO successfully completed his takeover of the social media platform.  Carlson was suspended from the platform last month after Twitter determined he violated its rules by referring to Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, who is a transgender woman, as a man. He tweeted in support of satirical conservative news website The Babylon Bee, whose account was suspended for a similar infraction.   The television host, seemingly celebrating Musk's acquisition on Monday's episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, alleged the SpaceX founder launched 'revolutionary posture' on the internet. 'The reason that today's sale of Twitter is big news—the reason it could turn out to be a pivot point in our history—is that Elon Musk does not agree with the rest of the billionaires in the tech business,' Carlson said. 'He thinks everyone should be allowed to talk. Including people who disagree with him.'  Fox News host Tucker Carlson returned to...
    SpaceX founder Elon Musk reacts at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 2, 2019. Mike Blake | ReutersThe Twitter board has agreed to a $44 billion buyout offer from billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Beyond that, little is known about what the world's richest person plans to do with his preferred social media platform. Under the terms of the deal, Musk is paying $54.20 per share in cash for Twitter. The announcement ended a weeks-long saga Musk kicked off when he bid to buy the company at that price, which he called his "best and final offer." In Monday's release, Twitter said Musk is providing about $21 billion and has secured $25.5 billion of debt and "margin loan financing," adding that, "there are no financing conditions to the closing of the transaction." Musk is taking over. But just about every other key question regarding the future of Twitter remains...
    In this article TWTRSpaceX founder Elon Musk reacts at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 2, 2019. Mike Blake | ReutersTwitter may want to finalize a takeover deal with Elon Musk ahead of the company's Q1 earnings report on Thursday, according to analysts. The social media giant is reportedly nearing a deal with the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO. An agreement could be announced as soon as Monday, according to Bloomberg and Reuters, though there's still the chance it could fall apart. The company had been expected to provide an update by the time it reports its latest financial results on Thursday, if not before. Still, a disappointing quarter could be a catalyst for the company to seal a deal with Musk. "Locking a deal up today or tomorrow may sound pretty appealing for someone who knows they are in possession of bad news," Gordon Haskett said in a...
    Twitter is expected to finalize a deal with Elon Musk on Monday. Several news outlets are reporting that Twitter will likely announce its decision to accept Musk's initial offer to purchase the tech company and make it private. Twitter is expected to announce its acceptance of the $54.20-per-share deal on Monday after the tech company meets to recommend the transaction to its shareholders, according to Reuters. However, there is still a possibility that the deal may collapse, according to sources. BIDEN NET NEUTRALITY AND ANTITRUST AGENDA STALLS AS NOMINEES LANGUISH IN SENATE The company's shares spiked 5% in pre-market trading after initial reports of the company's willingness to accept Musk's takeover bid, according to the Washington Post. Twitter officials met with Musk on Sunday to discuss his proposed deal, and they attempted to determine the company's total value before agreeing to any deal with the billionaire. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, Musk said he was exploring a tender offer to purchase Twitter stock at $54.20 per...
    PATRICK PLEUL/POOL/AFP Twitter CEO, and free speech advocate, Elon Musk is on pace to purchase the social media platform Twitter, and the deal could be complete as early as Monday. This comes from multiple reports over the past 12 hours, including the New York Times report published Sunday, and a new breaking news alert showing talks have advanced further than previously reported. Bloomberg News reports: Twitter is in the final stretch of negotiations about a sale to Elon Musk, a person with knowledge of knowledge of the matter said, Bloomberg News reports. The social media company is working to hammer out terms of a transaction and could reach an agreement as soon as Monday if negotiations go smoothly, according to the person. Musk offered $46.5 billion for the social media giant just days ago after the Twitter board went for a “poison pill” in an effort to block the initial bid to buy the company. “Twitter is taking a fresh look at the offer and is more likely than before to seek to negotiate, people familiar with the matter said,” the Wall...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As the Sacramento City Unified teachers strike reached day 8, one of the teachers’ unions announced in a Facebook live video Friday night that talks will continue with the district Saturday morning. So, there is no deal yet but they did voice some optimism about where things stand. The announcement comes as the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools and the Sacramento City Unified Board of Education call for everyone to head back to class on Monday regardless of a deal. READ MORE: Vehicle Fire On Highway 160 Near Brannan IslandThis strike has forced 76 schools to close for 8 days now. On Friday, thousands of teachers and employees held another solidarity rally at the Serna Center, the district headquarters. READ MORE: Sacramento Could See First 90-Degree Day Of The Year Next WeekIn a statement, the county superintendent of schools said “enough is enough” and encouraged both sides to reopen schools while they hammer out a deal. In response, the district board of education agreed, saying in a statement, it “calls for school to resume on Monday while...
    By The Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Monday he was prepared to discuss a commitment from Ukraine not to seek NATO membership in exchange for a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and a guarantee of Ukraine’s security. “It’s a compromise for everyone: for the West, which doesn’t know what to do with us with regard to NATO, for Ukraine, which wants security guarantees, and for Russia, which doesn’t want further NATO expansion,” Zelenskyy said late Monday in an interview with Ukrainian television channels. He also repeated his call for direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Unless he meets with Putin, it is impossible to understand whether Russia even wants to stop the war, Zelenskyy said. Zelenskyy said that Kyiv will be ready to discuss the status of Crimea and the eastern Donbas region held by Russian-backed separatists after a cease-fire and steps toward providing security guarantees. ___ KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: — AP video journalist gives riveting first-hand account of the siege of Mariupol — Russia demands Mariupol lay down...
    The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle D.J. Jones on a three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday night. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal won’t become official until Wednesday with the start of the NFL’s new year, confirmed the deal. It was first reported by the NFL Network, which said the deal was worth $30 million with $20 million guaranteed. Jones is coming off a career-best season in San Francisco in which he collected 56 tackles, including 10 for a loss, with three QB hits, two sacks and two forced fumbles. His 14 stops for loss or no gain last season were second in the league to Aaron Donald’s 17, according to Pro Football Focus. After last week’s blockbuster trade for quarterback Russell Wilson, the Broncos were relatively quiet when the league’s legal tampering period began Monday. But by the evening, Denver had made another splash. Jones has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the 49ers, who drafted...
    (CNN)Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said that Moscow remains engaged in the effort to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, despite a recent demand by the Russian foreign minister for written guarantees that sanctions imposed for its invasion of Ukraine will not its impact future dealings with Tehran."With regard to the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal, we continue to work to see if we can come back to mutual compliance with Iran on the deal," the top US diplomat said during a press conference in Estonia, using an acronym for the formal name of the deal: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action."Russia continues to be engaged in those efforts, and it has its own interests in ensuring that Iran is not able to acquire a nuclear weapon," he said.Blinken's remarks Tuesday, as well as comments on Sunday describing the Ukraine sanctions and the Iran nuclear deal discussions as "totally different" and "not in any way linked together," have sought to downplay any potential threat the demands from Moscow could have on the negotiations, which have reached a critical final...
    Originally published March 7 ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Classes will continue uninterrupted at St. Paul Public Schools Tuesday after the district and the St. Paul Federation of Educators announced a contract agreement Monday evening, avoiding a strike at the last minute. READ MORE: Minneapolis Educators Strike For Higher Pay, Better Conditions For StudentsThis decision was closely watched by more than 32,000 St. Paul students and their families. Here’s what we’re told is in the agreement: * Class size caps * More mental health support * Guaranteed recess * Raises, especially for educational assistants Leah VanDassor, president of the SPFE, says “it shouldn’t have taken a strike vote” to reach this deal. “This has been an amazing, difficult, taxing last few days, but we have gotten what we need for our students, and we are going to keep working on doing more for them,” VanDassor said. “And as we move forward with these new things that we have in our contract, we’re going to continue to build and work together to make this the best school district in Minnesota.” ...
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. Josh Verges writes in the Pioneer Press: “St. Paul Public Schools reached a contract agreement with its teachers union Monday night, just minutes before the district planned to call off classes Tuesday. ‘Strike avoided. Deal is reached,’ the St. Paul Federation of Educators declared on Twitter. … The district gave no details of the agreement, which was announced two and a half hours after Minneapolis teachers and education service professionals said they would strike on Tuesday. The St. Paul union, however, said the agreement includes ‘class size language and caps, increased mental health supports, guaranteed recess time for students, one-time recognition payments … and increased compensation, particularly for educational assistants.’” In the Star Tribune, Mara Klecker writes: “Minneapolis teachers and educational support professionals will go on strike Tuesday, and all classes will be canceled. Union leaders announced the walkout Monday evening, saying they have been unable to reach an agreement with Minneapolis Public Schools. They will begin picketing outside schools Tuesday morning. … Shortly after the union’s announcement, Minneapolis schools...
    Opening day for the Baltimore Orioles has been sidelined following the most recent developments from the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) ongoing lockout. With the MLB’s opening day originally scheduled for March 31, the league announced Monday they are postponing the start of the regular season by a week. All games that were scheduled through Wednesday, April 6 are now cancelled, and the Orioles home opener is pushed back to Monday, April 11. “While we are disappointed that there will not be a full 162-game season, we are confident that MLB will continue to negotiate in good faith,” the Orioles said in a statement. “We understand how important it is to you that we get the game on the field as soon as possible.” The MLB and MLA Players Association (MLBPA) have been battling over a collective bargaining deal since December 2, 2021. The MLBPA is calling for several changes including increased pay for younger players, greater freedom for free agents and an expanded postseason. Monday’s announcement signified the MLBPA rejecting the MLB’s most recent proposal. “So far,...
    Opening day for the Baltimore Orioles has been sidelined following the most recent developments from the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) ongoing lockout. With the MLB’s opening day originally scheduled for March 31, the league announced Monday they are postponing the start of the regular season by a week. All games that were scheduled through Wednesday, April 6 are now cancelled, and the Orioles home opener is pushed back to Monday, April 11. “While we are disappointed that there will not be a full 162-game season, we are confident that MLB will continue to negotiate in good faith,” the Orioles said in a statement. “We understand how important it is to you that we get the game on the field as soon as possible.” The MLB and MLA Players Association (MLBPA) have been battling over a collective bargaining deal since December 2, 2021. The MLBPA is calling for several changes including increased pay for younger players, greater freedom for free agents and an expanded postseason. Monday’s announcement signified the MLBPA rejecting the MLB’s most recent proposal. “So far,...
    JUPITER, Fla. (AP/WJZ) — Major League Baseball has canceled opening day, with Commissioner Rob Manfred announcing Tuesday the sport will lose regular-season games over a labor dispute for the first time in 27 years after acrimonious lockout talks collapsed in the hours before management’s deadline. After the sides made progress during 13 negotiating sessions over 16 1/2 hours Monday, the league send the players’ association a “best and final offer” Tuesday on the ninth straight day of negotiations. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Welcome To Meteorological SpringPlayers rejected that offer, setting the stage for MLB to follow through on its threat to cancel opening day on March 31. At 5 p.m., Manfred issued a statement that many fans had been dreading: Nothing to look forward to on opening day, normally a spring standard of renewal for fans throughout the nation and some in Canada, too. The ninth work stoppage in baseball history will be the fourth that causes regular season games to be canceled, leaving Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium as quiet in next month as Joker Marchant Stadium and Camelback Park...
    BOSTON (CBS) — There will be no new labor deal by Major League Baseball’s 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday. There will, however, be cancellations of regular season games and Opening Day will be pushed back, if the league follows through on its threat to do so. The MLBPA player leaders have unanimously agreed not to accept MLB’s final proposal for a new collective-bargaining agreement, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. There had been some hope that the two sides would reach a deal after a marathon negotiating session Monday night into early Tuesday morning, but they apparently remain far apart on some key issues. READ MORE: Some Other Free Agent Cornerbacks Who Are Available If Patriots Let J.C. Jackson Sign ElsewhereWith that, the players contingent is leaving Florida, according to Evan Drellich of The Athletic. Talks are off for now, and the 2022 season is in some serious trouble. READ MORE: Report: Patriots Meeting With Three Wide Receivers At NFL CombineMLB commissioner Rob Manfred had threated to push back Opening Day on March 31st and cancel regular season games if the...
    An official MLB baseball sits on top of an MLB game-used base with a lock and chain around it to represent the lockout between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on January 28, 2022 in Lincroft, New Jersey.Rich Graessle | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images Major League Baseball and the players union are approaching the ninth inning of their labor standoff. And extra innings in this case would mean less baseball, not more. Owners set a Monday deadline for a deal, otherwise they would move to delay Opening Day, which is currently set for March 31. Talks, which are being held at the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Fla., are expected to continue through the weekend. The two parties remain at odds over ways to restart the $10 billion business. MLB owners, who initiated the lockout Dec. 2, want only minimum changes to the current collective bargaining agreement. The players have other ideas on ways to earn more money. Regular-season games could be canceled, players wouldn't be paid for the full...
    (CNN)Major League Baseball (MLB) has set a Monday deadline to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the players' union, in order for there to be a typical 162-game season, a source familiar with the situation told CNN. CNN granted the source anonymity to speak about the ongoing negotiations.MLB is in the midst of its first lockout since the 1994-1995 season.Members of the players' union Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and the league are currently holding daily face-to-face meetings in Jupiter, Florida, to negotiate a new CBA contract.MLBPA declined to comment on the record.Citing the health and safety of the players, the source said MLB needs a minimum of four weeks of Spring Training before the regular season can start.Read MoreOpening Day is scheduled for March 31.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videosHouston Astros' Jason Castro (left) and MLBPA executive director Tony Clark arrive at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. The original start of Spring Training has already been preempted. Last week, MLB announced the cancelation of some scheduled preseason games. The games,...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — It’s getting ugly in the “negotiations” taking place between Major League Baseball and its players’ union. READ MORE: Parts Of Massachusetts To Get Up To A Foot Of Snow FridaySure, things might always be ugly between the owners and the MLBPA, but a new level was struck Wednesday when the league — by way of an anonymous spokesperson — publicly declared Feb. 28 as an absolute deadline for a deal to be struck without regular-season games being lost. The Associated Press said that the league gave the union this deadline on Feb. 12, and that the players “have not accepted Monday as a deadline and have suggested any missed games could be made up as part of doubleheaders, a method MLB said it will not agree to.” And so, for the second time in three years, it appears as though Major League Baseball is not all that concerned with delivering the Major League Baseball product to the fans. READ MORE: Ukrainian Congress Committee's Boston Chapter Calls For More Support From Allies Following Russian...
    By RONALD BLUM | AP Baseball Writer JUPITER, Fla. — Major League Baseball said only five days remain to salvage March 31 openers and a full season, telling locked out players that games would be canceled if a labor contract is not agreed to by the end of Monday. After the third straight day of negotiations with little movement, MLB went public with what it had told the union on Feb. 12. “A deadline is a deadline. Missed games are missed games. Salary will not be paid for those games,” an MLB spokesman said after Wednesday’s bargaining ended. The spokesman spoke on behalf of MLB on the condition the spokesman not be identified by name. Players have not accepted Monday as a deadline and have suggested any missed games could be made up as part of doubleheaders, a method MLB said it will not agree to. The union told MLB if games are missed and salaries are lost, clubs should not expect players to agree to management’s proposals to expand the postseason and to allow advertisements on...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Major League Baseball said only five days remain to salvage March 31 openers and a full season, telling locked-out players that games would be canceled if a labor contract is not agreed to by the end of Monday. After the third straight day of negotiations with little movement, MLB went public with what it had told the union on Feb. 12. READ MORE: Feds Give Boost To Shelters Targeted by DeSantis“A deadline is a deadline. Missed games are missed games. Salary will not be paid for those games,” an MLB spokesman said after Wednesday’s bargaining ended. The spokesman spoke on behalf of MLB on the condition the spokesman not be identified by name. Players have not accepted Monday as a deadline and have suggested any missed games could be made up as part of doubleheaders, a method MLB said it will not agree to. The union told MLB if games are missed and salaries are lost, clubs should not expect players to agree to management’s proposals to expand the postseason and to allow advertisements on uniforms and helmets. Bargaining is...
    ORANGE (CBSLA) — If no deal on a new contract is reached, more than 600 bus drivers with the Orange County Transportation Authority could go on strike as soon as Tuesday, potentially interrupting the commutes of thousands of riders. According to OCTA, if the strike does take place, service on 75% of its bus routes will be suspended, creating significant disruptions to those who rely on public transit to commute to work and home. About 70,000 people ride the buses daily. “We believe the riders will understand why we are striking when they find out they (the drivers) don’t get any restroom breaks and no raise, especially when the board got a wage increase, yet they’ve given us zero,” Teamsters Local 952 union CEO Eric Jimenez said Monday. “I think they’ll understand and fight with us.” The two sides continued negotiations with a third-party mediator late Monday night and into Tuesday morning. A union representative told CBSLA they came out for a break around midnight, but remained in talks and were still hoping to reach a deal. “Very tough on...
    Pistons_Wizards_Basketball_70211 Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija (9) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Kelly Olynyk (13), guard Killian Hayes (7) and forward Marvin Bagley III (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Pistons_Wizards_Basketball_65063 Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (4) is defended by Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Pistons_Wizards_Basketball_00925 Washington Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis looks at the scoreboard during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Pistons_Wizards_Basketball_17601 Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, middle, is defended by Detroit Pistons during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Pistons_Wizards_Basketball_15608 Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) and guard Cade Cunningham (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci...
    (CNN)Travis McMichael is due back in court Friday after a judge rejected a plea deal he reached with federal prosecutors on hate crime charges in the killing of 25-year-old Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. US District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood on Monday was supposed to rule on the same plea deal for his father, Gregory McMichael, but after rejecting the son's deal, attorneys for both men asked for more time to reconsider. Wood gave them until Friday to make their decisions on pleas.On Thursday, attorneys for the elder McMichael withdrew his plea deal, court records show, and he is now expected to face federal trial. Gregory McMichael has pleaded not guilty. Gregory McMichael will face trial on federal hate crime charges in Ahmaud Arbery killing after withdrawing plea agreementThe federal court proceedings come after the McMichaels were convicted of murder during a state trial in November for chasing down and killing Arbery in February 2020 in a south Georgia neighborhood. Arbery was shot while running from the McMichaels and another man, William "Roddie" Bryan, who was also convicted in the killing.The...
    London (CNN Business)Stocks haven't experienced a start to the year this rough in a very long time.What's happening: After rallying almost 27% in 2021, the S&P 500 finished January down 5.3%. It was the index's worst January since 2009.The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite shed 9%, its worst kickoff since 2008. It's still in a correction, down more than 10% from its November peak. The sell-off was powered by the looming shift among central banks like the Federal Reserve, which signaled clearly last month that it will soon begin hiking interest rates from rock-bottom levels to rein in inflation."Undoubtedly the main theme in January was the continued hawkish pivot by a number of central banks in light of continued and persistent inflationary pressures, which led investors to price in a much more rapid hiking cycle over the months ahead," Deutsche Bank analysts said in a note to clients on Tuesday.Read MoreBig tech companies, which drove the pandemic recovery rally, and flashy startups, which look more appealing when borrowing costs are low, took the heat. Amazon (AMZN) dropped 10% in January, while Facebook...
    A federal judge on Monday rejected a controversial plea agreement that might have allowed the man who murdered Ahmaud Arbery to avoid a hate-crime trial and potentially spend decades of his lengthy prison sentence in a federal penitentiary rather than a state facility. “Given the unique circumstances of this case and my desire to hear from all concerned regarding sentencing before I pronounce a sentence, I am not comfortable accepting the terms of the plea agreement,” U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said on Monday during the plea agreement hearing for Travis McMichael. Travis McMichael, his father Gregory, and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, were sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of of several crimes—including felony murder—in the Feb. 23, 2020 homicide death of Arbery. The 25-year-old Black man’s slaying, captured in a dramatic video by one of the perpetrators, drew national outrage weeks before the police killing of George Floyd set off a wave of protest against racist cops across the country. But just days before the trio were set to face a separate federal hate-crimes trial...
    COATESVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — A Chester County hospital closed Monday morning and will stop all patient care operations by midnight Tuesday. Tower Health says Brandywine Hospital is closed and will officially stop treating patients at 11:59 p.m. Monday night. Monday at 11 p.m., staff members say they will gather at the hospital to say their final goodbyes. They say it’s not them they’re concerned about, it’s their patients. READ MORE: National Transportation Safety Board Releases Preliminary Report On Drexel Hill Helicopter CrashEffective 11:59 p.m. Monday, Coatesville will officially lose its last remaining public hospital, a century’s old health care establishment. After shutting down Jennersville Hospital in December, Tower Health will be closing the doors at Brandywine Hospital after an agreement to sell the hospital fell through. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Another Bitter Cold Start To The Work WeekThe move means people will have to go to either Chester County Hospital or Main Line Health Paoli Hospital for emergency services. Both locations are nearly 20 minutes away. EMS chiefs from the union house in Oxford to Washington house in Coatesville are...