Innovation or a monopoly? AT&T, Time Warner go before Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers.

They can expect a skeptical audience.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer

Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq special forces captured a new neighborhood Wednesday from the Islamic State group in eastern Mosul, according to a senior commander — the latest gain in a massive military operation now its seventh week.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

GOP adds measure to aid Mattis' confirmation to stopgap bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a stopgap spending bill that would also expedite the likely confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary next year.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press