WASHINGTON | Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress

WASHINGTON  — The way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated for the digital age will be undergoing big changes under a bill making its way through Congress. The Senate cleared a bill late Tuesday that creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that play music online. The nonprofit collective will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON  — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford, who is now a college … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says there’s “no reason for any further delay” in a hearing about a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Lawyers for accuser Christine Blasey Ford say she wants … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Feinstein’s re-election opponent criticizes her over letter

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they’re united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein is playing a central role in the … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Feinstein’s re-election opponent criticizes her over letter

INDIANAPOLIS | Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as “Sleepin’ Joe” and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his “siesta” on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun’s own sleepy campaign … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

INDIANAPOLIS | GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

INDIANAPOLIS— Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as “Sleepin’ Joe” and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his “siesta” on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun’s own sleepy campaign that’s … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

WASHINGTON | Ford wants her Kavanaugh claim investigated before hearing

WASHINGTON— Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford, who is now a college professor in California, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ford wants her Kavanaugh claim investigated before hearing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Qatar Airways says it suffered a $69 million loss this year off revenue of $11.5 billion amid a boycott of Doha by four Arab nations. The carrier made the announcement in a statement Tuesday, over a year after the boycott saw Qatar Airways locked out the airspace of Bahrain, Egypt, … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar Airways announces $69 million revenue loss this year