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Liberty Media Seeks to Increase Stake in iHeartMedia

Liberty Media Seeks to Increase Stake in iHeartMedia

An affiliate of John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. is seeking Justice Department permission to buy a larger piece of iHeartMedia Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would put the nation’s largest radio broadcaster under the same corporate umbrella as the leading concert promoter and satellite-radio giant SiriusXM. Liberty owns a…

Investigators See Jersey City Shooting as Potential Act of Domestic Terrorism

Investigators See Jersey City Shooting as Potential Act of Domestic Terrorism

Officials are investigating the shootout in a kosher grocery in Jersey City, N.J., as a potential act of domestic terrorism, and recovered several hundred shell casings along with a cache of rifles and handguns from the scene, they said. Law-enforcement officials said the assailants, David Anderson and Francine Graham, were armed with a 12-gauge shotgun,…

Saudi Arabia Seeks to Ease Tensions With Iran

Saudi Arabia Seeks to Ease Tensions With Iran

Saudi Arabia is quietly trying to mend fences with Iran and other regional foes as officials in the kingdom have grown more worried about the risks conflict poses to its oil-dependent economy. Riyadh’s newfound interest in better relations with regional rivals comes as Saudi officials question how much backing it has from the U.S. and…

FTC Weighs Seeking Injunction Against Facebook Over How Its Apps Interact

FTC Weighs Seeking Injunction Against Facebook Over How Its Apps Interact

WASHINGTON—Federal officials are considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook Inc. over antitrust concerns related to how its products interact, according to people familiar with the matter. If it materializes, the action by the Federal Trade Commission would focus on Facebook’s policies concerning it how it integrates its apps or allows them to work with…

Your Internet Provider Likely Juiced Its Official Speed Scores

Your Internet Provider Likely Juiced Its Official Speed Scores

AT&T Inc. was dismayed at its report card from a government test measuring internet speeds. So the telecom giant sought to change its grade. The company pushed the Federal Communications Commission to omit unflattering data on its DSL internet service from the report, which assesses whether providers are delivering the speeds they advertise. AT&T also…

House Judiciary Committee Debates Impeachment Ahead of Vote

House Judiciary Committee Debates Impeachment Ahead of Vote

WASHINGTON—The House Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, as Democrats and Republicans debated allegations that he improperly pressured Ukraine to start probes that would help him politically and then tried to block Congress from investigating. If the panel votes to approve the abuse of power and obstruction of…

Trump Agrees to Limited Trade Deal With China

Trump Agrees to Limited Trade Deal With China

President Trump has agreed to a limited trade agreement with Beijing that will roll back existing tariff rates on Chinese goods and cancel new levies set to take effect Sunday as part of a deal to boost Chinese purchases of U.S. farm goods and obtain other concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr.…

Top Lawmakers Say Bipartisan Spending Deal Reached

Top Lawmakers Say Bipartisan Spending Deal Reached

WASHINGTON—Top Democratic and Republican lawmakers said they reached a tentative agreement on federal government spending, giving Congress and the White House about a week to approve the particulars before funding runs out after Dec. 20. “There’s a meeting of the minds,” House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D., N.Y.) said on Thursday. President…

Exit Poll Projects Strong Majority for Boris Johnson

Exit Poll Projects Strong Majority for Boris Johnson

LONDON—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked set to win a large majority in Thursday’s general election, an outcome that would mark a stunning victory for the Brexit cheerleader and pave the way for the U.K. Parliament to trigger a long-delayed split with the European Union. With more than 240 seats counted, pollsters projected the Conservatives…

House Passes Bill Including Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers

House Passes Bill Including Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers

WASHINGTON—The House approved a bill Wednesday that includes paid parental leave for federal workers, the creation of the U.S. Space Force and new sanctions related to Russia’s energy ambitions. Lawmakers passed the $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act, 377 to 48, with 189 Republicans joining 188 Democrats in voting yes—an unusual result in the Democratic-controlled…