July 22 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) on Thursday beat analysts' estimates for monthly phone bill paying subscriber additions in the second quarter, fueled by more Americans converting to 5G phones. The company, which also raised its full-year revenue and adjusted earnings per share growth forecasts, added 789,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers during the quarter, above FactSet estimates of 278,000.
July 22 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) on Thursday raised its full-year financial forecast as the telecoms company emerged from the pandemic with more wireless and internet customers, and beat analyst estimates for phone subscribers and revenue in the second quarter. The results come as AT&T is unwinding its expensive media investments to focus on its original business of providing phone and internet services.
As temperatures across the UK continue to soar, the Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings across the rest of this week. This is everything you need to know. What weather warnings are in place? Currently in the UK, the Met Office has issued amber warnings for extreme heat for Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 July.
A Georgia councilman was charged after accused of threatening a woman and hurling racial slurs at her in a parking lot
A Georgia councilman was charged after being accused of threatening a woman and calling her racial slurs. Councilman Jimmy Barnes was arrested but later released with orders to wear an ankle monitor. He was removed from his position as a committee chair, WGXA-TV reported. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
Facebook hit back at Biden, saying the White House is looking for 'scapegoats for missing their vaccine goals'
President Biden said platforms like Facebook are "killing people" with vaccine misinformation. Facebook defended itself and said the White House was looking for "scapegoats." The White House failed to reach its goal of inoculating 70% of adults by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page.
Updated version of Back That Thang Up aims to increase vaccination in Black community The New Orleans rapper Juvenile’s biggest hit record, Back That Thang Up, might have been released 21 years ago, but the classic song is now enjoying a new life as a reworked, pro-vaccine paean that could prove to be a stroke of genius in the battle against Covid-19 in the Black community.
Doug Mastriano: Trump-allied lawmaker floats Pennsylvania audit plan that Democrats slam as political ploy
Audit fever is catching on as a Republican lawmaker in Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that he is pushing for a so-called forensic audit of the 2020 election. Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano said he plans to launch a "forensic investigation" into the election results and procedures surrounding the 2020 general election and the 2021 primary.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Following in the footsteps of Arizona’s Senate Republicans, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate is considering an investigation into how last year’s presidential election was conducted, a quest fueled by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that fraud was behind his loss in the battleground state.
Bill Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania prison on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania supreme court vacated his 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby, who has been accused of a pattern of drugging women and then raping or sexually assaulting them while they were unconscious, is out on a technicality: the court found that a prosecutor mishandled incriminating testimony that the comedian had given in a 2004 civil suit, and hence threw out his 2018 criminal trial.
5 / 14 Bill Cosby stands next to his spokesman Andrew Wyatt and lawyer Jennifer Bonjean outside Cosby's home. REUTERS/Mark Makela Jun 30, 2021 11:38 PM EDT 6 / 14 Artist and activist Bird Milliken carries protest signs as Bill Cosby is welcomed home. REUTERS/Mark Makela Jun 30, 2021 11:38 PM EDT
Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction on Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three-to10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.
BREAKING: Bill Cosby released from prison in Pennsylvania after his sexual assault conviction was overturned, prison system says
Bill Cosby was released from prison on Wednesday following a vote to overturn his sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 83, was serving a 10-year sentence for aggravated indecent assault after being convicted in 2004. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections said he was released just before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Bill Cosby to be released from prison after Pennsylvania’s highest court tosses sex assault conviction
Bill Cosby is about to be a free man again. Pennsylvania’s highest court has agreed to vacate the actor’s sex assault conviction over an immunity agreement he once made with a prosecutor, granting an appeal that could set him free as early as Wednesday.
June 30 (Reuters) - Reaction to Bill Cosby being freed from prison on Wednesday after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction ranged from outrage to cheers. Here are some of those voices: - "Today’s devastating decision to overturn the conviction of a man who caused so much harm, pain, and emotional trauma to so many women is a travesty and an injustice," TIME’S UP Foundation President Tina Tchen said in a statement.
In December, Manhattan-based lawyer Jennifer Bonjean appeared before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to argue that it should overturn Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction. On Wednesday the court agreed, finding a non-prosecution deal the comedian had struck with a previous district attorney should have shielded him from charges.
Free Press Newsroom • 20 hours ago • 3 minute read • Bill Cosby, 83, has been freed from prison on a legal technicality after serving two years of a sentence for sexually assaulting a woman. As dozens of allegations mounted that he’d drugged and assaulted women, the comedian had a three-show 2015 tour through Southwestern Ontario – and during the London show he made a joke that stunned audience members and sent shockwaves all the way to Hollywood.
June 25 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in June, driven by an improving economic outlook among affluent households, a survey released on Friday showed. The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index rose to a final reading of 85.5 from May's final level of 82.9, though it was belowJune's preliminary reading of 86.4.
Consumer spending unchanged in May; April revised up Core PCE price index rises 0.5%; gains 3.4% year-on-year Personal income decreases 2.0%: wages increase 0.8% WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending paused in May as shortages weighed on motor vehicle purchases, but the supply constraints and increased demand for services helped to boost inflation, with the Federal Reserve's main inflation measure posting its biggest annual increase since 1992.