U.S. Justice Department preparing legal action against Live Nation: source

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment (LYV.N) on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant Ticketmaster subsidiary, a source familiar with the planned legal action said on Friday. The department believes the concert promoter’s conduct has violated the merger settlement …

Body of Arizona girl swept away in floods found

Arizona searchers on Friday recovered the body of a missing six-year-old girl at a lake northeast of Phoenix, the third child to have died when her family’s vehicle attempted to cross a rain-swollen creek, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies said they found Willa Rawlings several miles (km) from where the family’s military-style truck was recovered roughly …

California governor rejects PG&E bankruptcy reorganization plan

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected the bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp (PCG.N), the state’s largest investor-owned utility, saying the proposal fails to comply with a recently enacted state wildfire law. The decision by Newsom, transmitted to PG&E by letter, complicates the company’s push to exit bankruptcy and provide billions of dollars …

California governor to decide on PG&E bankruptcy plan

California Governor Gavin Newsom was expected to decide late on Friday whether a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp (PCG.N), the state’s largest investor-owned utility company, complies with a recently enacted state wildfire law. FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in San Diego, California, U.S. October 9, 2019. REUTERS/ …

Body of Arizona girl swept away in floods believed found

Arizona searchers on Friday recovered what was believed to be the body of a missing six-year-old girl at a lake northeast of Phoenix, the third child to have died when her family’s vehicle attempted to cross a rain-swollen creek, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies said they believe they have found Willa Rawlings several miles (km) from …

U.S. prosecutors seek new mental exam of Colorado abortion clinic gunman

Federal prosecutors urged a judge on Friday to order a new psychiatric evaluation of a Colorado man charged with murder but deemed mentally unfit to stand trial in state court for a deadly shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015. FILE PHOTO: Robert Lewis Dear, 57, attends a hearing to face 179 counts …

U.S. Justice Dept preparing legal action against Live Nation: source

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant Ticketmaster subsidiary, a source familiar with the planned legal action said on Friday. The department believes the concert promoter’s conduct has violated the merger settlement Live …

Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of impeachment charging Trump …

U.S. senator looks to shoot down Trump bid to ease small arms exports

A senior U.S. senator said on Friday he would block President Donald Trump’s efforts to overhaul the weapons exports regime to make it easier for gun makers to sell small arms to foreign buyers. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he was placing a “hold” on a notification …

U.S. DoJ preparing legal action against Live Nation for ticketing tactics: WSJ

U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to take legal action against Live Nation Entertainment on allegations the concert promoter has sought to strong-arm concert venues into using its dominant Ticketmaster subsidiary, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources. The department believes the concert promoter’s conduct has violated the merger settlement Live Nation and …