Early Withdrawal: The Federal Communications Commission is letting AT&T withdraw an application to buy T-Mobile. An internal FCC report found the combination would cause significant jobs losses and that AT&T would probably build high-speed wireless Internet connections without the merger, Bloomberg reports.
Occupy Evictions: In a massive show of force, 1,400 police officers, some in riot gear stormed the Occupy Los Angeles camp early Wednesday, driving protesters from the park and arresting more than 200 who defied orders to leave. Similar raids in Philadelphia led to 50 arrests, but the scene in both cities was relatively peaceful, The Washington Post reports.
College Athletes Sue: Four plaintiffs in a class action suit claim the NCAA has been negligent regarding awareness and treatment of brain injuries to athletes, The New York Times reports.
Patent Wars: Samsung Electronics is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after the South Korean technology firm won a rare legal victory in a long-running global patent war with Apple, Reuters reports.
Animal Cruelty: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus with a record penalty for alleged animal rights violations, CNN reports.