Aug 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- A van mowed down pedestrians in the heart of Spain's second-largest city, killing at least 13 people in a terror attack claimed by Islamic State. Hours later, police said they killed five alleged terrorists as they responded to a possible attack in Cambrils, a town southwest of Barcelona. on.wsj.com/2w7BLIt
- The government review of AT&T Inc's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc has reached an advanced stage, a significant milestone in a deal that was closely watched for signs of how the Trump administration would view large mergers. on.wsj.com/2w7i6Z3
- U.S. President Donald Trump defended the "beautiful" statues commemorating Confederate leaders and lamented efforts to remove them, weighing in on an issue central to the weekend's deadly violence in Virginia. on.wsj.com/2w7aVQt
- Arista Networks Inc is grabbing Cisco Systems Inc's giant networking business, winning over its customers and rankling its top brass. The battle has divided CEO Jayshree Ullal and Cisco's John Chambers, who were once close colleagues. on.wsj.com/2w7imat
- The White House pulled the plug on a planned council that was to advise U.S. President Donald Trump on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, an apparent victim of the Charlottesville furor. on.wsj.com/2w75BNd
- Mylan NV agreed to pay $465 million to settle federal government claims that it overcharged the Medicaid program by millions of dollars for its EpiPen products. on.wsj.com/2w73CIA
Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom