"All approvals have been received, but for the [Department of Justice]", Stephens said.
The head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, Makan Delrahim, said in a statement: "I have never been instructed by the White House on this or any other transaction under review by the antitrust division".
The Department of Justice said it does not comment on pending investigations, but that it was "committed to carrying out its duties in accordance with the laws and the facts".
AT&T is ramping up preparations to fight the Justice Department in court if it comes to that, instructing its legal team to prepare for battle, some of the people said.
The development came as a surprise to investors.Shares of Time Warner fell 6.5 percent to $88.54, while AT&T shares were down 0.2 percent at $33.15. However, AT&T's stock was up 1 percent.
Minneapolis elects transgender woman to City Council According to the Post , Roem said on Tuesday night, as her margin of victory became clear, "Discrimination is a disqualifier". Andrea Jenkins this week became the first trans person of colour elected to any office in the USA , and people are overjoyed.
"Resolving the AT&T-Time Warner situation will be important". It would then supply its video - HBO, CNN, TBS and the Warner Bros. movie studio - while providing access to the internet for millions of Americans.
The Justice Department's demand is likely to complicate its continuing antitrust conversations with AT&T, which said on Wednesday it was now uncertain when the deal, announced in October 2016, would be completed.
The Justice Department has the power to approve mergers with or without conditions.
AT&T issued a defiant statement in response to the demands. Until now negotiations with the companies had focused on conduct remedies, according to one of the people.
In a new interview with CNN, Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway denied that Trump is interfering with the DOJ's review of the merger.
Packages sent to Scottish Parliament 'not suspicious' Earlier part of the Scottish parliament building had been evacuated after the discovery of white powder sent to Conservative MSPs. A Scottish Parliament spokesman said: "An incident has occurred requiring the evacuation of the MSP building at Holyrood".
Most recently, in February 2016, Meek Mill was put on house arrest for 90 days after another probation violation. Louis International Airport and charged with misdemeanor assault after an altercation with two airport employees.
The Government also shut off the so-called "double Irish", which allowed companies to funnel profits into tax havens. With this maneuver, the group disclosed lower profits than it had in reality and paid fewer taxes.
It isn't clear when Paul will return to work since he is in considerable pain and is having difficulty getting around. Boucher allegedly tackled Paul from behind and forced him to the ground, according to the arrest warrant.
Boucher and his lawyer, Matthew Baker, agreed to a pre-trial conference scheduled for November 30 to review the charges. Boucher, an anesthesiologist and "pain specialist", have been arguing about each other's lawn maintenance for years.
Things didn't work out exactly as expected but rejoining the Patriots puts him squarely back in the top 12 tight end conversation. Bennett has already been linked to the Patriots, whom he helped win February's Super Bowl in his lone season with New England.
He also pointed out that Seoul, the South's capital with a population of 25 million, is just 35 miles from the demilitarized zone. It was not pleasant for them, was it?' said Trump, who wore a leather bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.
Fried explained that this is a reflection of how the brain reacts to different things and situations around us. It can be due to a significant lack of sleep that causes disrupted brain cell function, a new study confirms.
Paul Getty , the industrialist who was named by the the richest living American in1966 by the Guinness Book of World Records . The actor has since been accused by more than dozen men of either sexually harassing or assaulting them.
But some U.S. experts said it is unlikely Xi will make concessions on issues involving free speech even if Trump does raise them. A signing ceremony is scheduled to take place as Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping .
Of the 73 corner threes attempted against the Cavs this season, opponents have hit 37 of them, according to NBA.com . We have a lot of new faces, a lot of new pieces, a lot of guys out, so we can't have that approach.
Apple plans to have augmented-reality headsets by 2020
The new AR operating system is also dubbed "rOS", much like tvOS is for Apple TV and macOS is for Macs, Bloomberg reported . In a recent earnings report , CEO Tim Cook said that the AR technology will "change the way we use technology forever".
Instructions to fix the new iPhone glitch
It's now two months on, and Apple's Pay Cash is finally making its debut in the latest betas of iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2. However in the interim, the tech titan has disclosed a temporary workaround through its Text Replacement feature.
U.S. to end protection status for Nicaraguan in 2019
While it was due to expire in January 2018, she said it would be delayed by one year "to allow for an orderly transition". TPS is granted to immigrants from a handful of countries that have been beset by crises like war or natural disaster.
Patel faces calls to quit after meeting Israel PM on 'holiday'
Priti Patel met with Netanyahu, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and other officials while on a family vacation in Israel in August. Ms Patel apologised for arranging and reporting the meetings "in a way which did not accord with the usual procedures".