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FILE - This Feb. 11, 2011 file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company's vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Wall Street appears increasingly convinced Comcast’s $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable is dead.  telling indicator is the gap between the value Comcast’s all-stock bid assigned to each Time Warner Cable share and Time Warner Cable stock’s current price. That was at its widest point yet Thursday, April 23, 2015, a signal that investors are giving just 20 to 30 percent odds that the deal will go through, said Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Comcast calling off mega-merger with Time Warner: report

- The Washington Times

One of the biggest media mergers of all time appears to be dead as cable giant Comcast Corp. has reportedly pulled the plug on a $45 billion takeover of rival Time Warner Cable Inc. in the face of rising resistance from the Obama administration to approve the deal.

A Blue Bell Ice Cream truck stops at Walgreens in Dallas on Thursday morning, April 23, 2015. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week after listeria was found in a variety of the company's frozen treats. Listeria is a hearty bacteria found in soil and water that can be tracked into a plant or carried by animals. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

- Associated Press

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related.

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Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

House Republicans have finalized their bid in Minnesota's education funding debate, setting up a clash with Democrats calling for the state to invest a bigger chunk of its projected fiscal windfall in children and schools.

Kentucky broadcasters honored at AP journalism awards

- Associated Press

The Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters announced its News Excellence Awards for 2014 Saturday night in Lexington. The winners for outstanding broadcast journalism are listed below:

Meyer: Agreement reached by majorities

- Associated Press

Senate President Kevin Meyer says agreement has been reached between the Senate and House majorities on a budget.

Budget gap looms over Hawaii medical school, cancer center

Associated Press

The University of Hawaii at Manoa medical school could lose its accreditation and its cancer center could no longer have its designation as a federal research center if the university isn't able to plug a $13 million budget hole, a report and business plan for the institutions has warned.

News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT

Associated Press

A month after a white Madison police officer shot and killed an unarmed biracial man, the sheriff's department is trying to build understanding of the training it gives on how to deal with split-second life and death decisions.

House GOP finalizes bid in education funding debate

- Associated Press

House Republicans have finalized their bid in Minnesota's education funding debate, setting up a clash with Democrats calling for the state to invest a bigger chunk of its projected fiscal windfall in children and schools.

Texas trade group heads to Cuba

Associated Press

A Texas delegation is arriving in Cuba with hopes of building a front-of-the-line position for renewed trade with the Caribbean nation long isolated by a U.S. embargo.

Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade

- Associated Press

Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim nations.

Flags flutter in the breeze outside of the Blue Bell Creameries on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Brenham, Texas.  Blue Bell issued its first recall in its 108 year history earlier this week after its products were linked to Listeria cases in four states. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Town prays for Texas ice cream maker linked to listeria

- Associated Press

Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is working to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted the company to recall all of its products.

Gov. Jay Inslee, thousands of teachers rally at Capitol

- Associated Press

Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.