The Chicago-based broadcaster also said it filed a suit against Sinclair, headquartered in Hunt Valley, for breach of contract.
In a surprise move in July, however, Pai said he had "serious concerns" and suggested Sinclair was trying to hide anticompetitive practices in its proposed purchase and divestiture of certain stations. "This uncertainty and delay would be detrimental to our company and our shareholders. and, by way of our lawsuit, intend to hold Sinclair accountable". The FCC moved to refer parts of the deal for review by an administrative law judge, effectively leaving it on life support.
The deal was worth $3.9 billion for Tribune Media and would have added more than 40 stations including KTLA in Los Angeles, WPIX in NY and WGN-TV in Chicago to Sinclairs list of local affiliates.
Nexstar Media Group (NXST.O) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O), partnering with private equity, had considering buying Tribune before Sinclair announced its deal and are likely bidders, analysts have said.
Tribune also said Sinclair refused to sell stations in the markets as required to obtain approval, and proposed aggressive divestment structures and related-party sales that were either rejected outright or posed a high risk of rejection and delay.
Tribune's reversal Thursday came after federal regulators questioned Sinclair's honesty last month and requested a hearing about the matter.
"We are extremely disappointed that after 15 months of trying to close the Tribune transaction, we are instead announcing its termination", said Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley.
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The merger would have created one of the largest broadcasting companies in the US.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. wanted the Chicago company's 42 TV stations and had agreed to dump nearly two dozen of its own to score approval by the Federal Communications Commission.
President Trump blasted the FCC for not approving the merger, writing in a tweet that Sinclair and Tribune together "would have been a great and much needed Conservative voice".
Free media advocacy groups cheered the demise of the deal.
"While what has apparently killed this deal was Sinclair's pattern of deception at the FCC - a fact that should affect its future dealings at the Commission - the deal was bad on its own merits, and this latest development is good for consumers", said Phillip Berenbroick, senior policy counsel at the organization. "The American public and the American consumer do not need more media consolidation, and it's good that this deal is dead". Here, the WGN Radio sign appears on the side of Tribune Tower in downtown Chicago.
The United Nations has offered to support rescue and relief efforts if required. "There are only a few tourists left here". Global charity Oxfam said drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok.
But the US sanctions strategy has several weak spots, especially a reluctance by Europe and China to curtail business with Iran. The new sanctions are a outcome of President Trump's decision in May to withdraw from the nuclear deal with world powers.
James, meanwhile, did not weigh in on the debate and instead on Saturday morning shared photos from the school he just opened. In the tweet that started it all, Trump also said that Lemon made "Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do".
The Slovenian immigrants, a former vehicle dealer and textile factory worker, had been living in the U.S.as permanent residents. Their son-in-law has frequently attacked USA immigration laws, calling them the "dumbest laws on immigration in the world".
Media reports also suggest Saudi Arabia may cancel thousands of scholarships for students now attending school in Canada. Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia 24 hours to leave.
Denson is accused of stealing a car from an auto fix shop, then parking the vehicle on North Rome Avenue, police said . The water was near the top of the Denson's shoulders when she released Je'Hyrah into the water, police said.
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