Sinclair, which owns 192 stations, said in May 2017 that it planned to acquire Chicago-based Tribune´s 42 TV stations in 33 markets in a deal that would significantly expand its reach.
Approval of the merger was widely considered inevitable because Trump's FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is notoriously anti-regulation and pro-merger, and had rolled back ownership rules for broadcast media companies a year ago in a manner that seemingly paved the way for the deal.
"This uncertainty and delay would be detrimental to our company and our shareholders".
Tribune, which owns FOX59, also said that it is filing a lawsuit against Sinclair, citing breach of contract.
Public Knowledge, an advocacy group that has been critical of the FCC under Pai, has been against a tie up between Sinclair and Tribune from the start. Sinclair also refused to sell certain stations that would have helped the deal secure regulatory approval, Tribune claimed in a news release.
Sinclair also has become a significant outlet for conservative perspectives.
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Wednesday was the first day Tribune was allowed to pull out of the deal, per the merger agreement.
The FCC did not immediately comment on Thursday.
Kern acknowledged that there would be "speculation" about who might buy Tribune, but urged employees to "shake off the cobwebs of deal distraction, ignore the outside noise, and continue delivering on our commitment to each other, to our customers, to our partners and to the communities we serve". Sinclair would have stations in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Virginia, Indianapolis, Seattle, Sacramento, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Des Moines, Denver, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Miami, Greensboro, Richmond, Des Moines, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, St. Louis and more. The company already owned 173 stations in 81 markets.
In an announcement early Thursday morning, Tribune blamed Sinclair for the regulatory roadblocks that the deal has encountered at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
"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.
A dozen Senate Democrats said in April Sinclair was deliberately distorting news coverage by forcing local stations to read scripts that criticized what it described as "the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country".
The death toll from the Lombok natural disaster has risen dramatically to 347, the government-run news agency Antara has said. Rescue workers were still digging through rubble and trying to reach survivors of Sunday's quake .
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The Perseid Meteor Shower makes its annual display from July 17th - 24th; however, the shower's peak falls on August 12 - 13th. The annual show is the result of Earth's proximity to the "gritty" debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, Boyle said in a release.
News of the ceremony prompted an immediate response on Twitter, with tweets ranging from "welcome!" to "unfreakingbelievable". Although Melania started from humble roots, she launched a successful modeling career prior to her marriage to the president.
Yemeni tribal leaders told the AP the Saudi-led US -backed coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels was behind the airstrike. Turki al-Malki said the attack was "a legitimate military action, conducted in conformity with global humanitarian law".
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She said she had identified 31 accounts located in Cyprus, the Grenadines and the United Kingdom belonging to Manafort. Downing also asked Gates if he had submitted personal expenses to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee.