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Nashville gives music merchandising company big boost – The Tennessean

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Manhead Merch was the official merchandise company for the first Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin. Sales exceeded Manhead’s expectations and extra merchandise had to be printed during the festival to keep up with demand.(Photo: Courtesy of Manhead Merch) Behind the Willie Nelson, Band of Horses and many other T-shirts for sale at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival was a New York City-based company with growing Nashville roots….

Pandora Reaches $90 Million Settlement With Labels Over Pre-1972 Music – Billboard

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Recording Industry Association of America has announced that its members have come to a $90 million settlement to end litigation over Pandora’s use of sound recordings authored before 1972. The deal marks the latest turn in a battle that has upset decades of practice on the use of older recordings. In this lawsuit, Capitol Records, Sony, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and ABKCO Music alleged that the digital…

Los Angeles County’s audit of Music Center finds some problems in record … – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, October 22, 2015

An audit of the Music Center ordered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in the wake of financial difficulties and layoffs at the downtown performing arts center reviewed less than half of its spending, as Music Center leaders refused to turn over records of expenses not paid for by the county. The 16-page report issued Tuesday by John Naimo, the county’s auditor-controller, said the Music Center “denied our…

Benghazi hearing erupts into argument between Gowdy, Cummings – Washington Post

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A committee hearing called to question former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, was derailed by an argument between Democrats and the committee’s Republican chair – who spent several minutes bickering while Clinton shuffled papers at the witness table. The argument was between Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the committee’s chairman, and Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). It began when Cummings,…

‘Huge Step’: FCC Slashes Costs of Prison Phone Calls – NBCNews.com

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Federal regulators took new steps on Thursday to slash the cost of calls in prison, which can run as high as $14 a minute. The latest action by the Federal Communications Commission — described as a “huge step forward” by one prison reform group — eliminates or limits fees commonly tacked on by the phone service providers. It also capped the maximum cost of a 15-minute in-state or local call…

First American soldier killed in Iraq since official end of combat in 2011 – Washington Post

Thursday, October 22, 2015

BAGHDAD —Elite American and Kurdish forces raided an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq on Thursday, freeing about 70 captives facing “mass execution” and leaving one U.S. commando dead, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. The raid marked the first time a member of the U.S. military had been killed in a combat situation in Iraq since the United States launched its campaign against the Islamic State last year. [One Iraqi…

Don Mattingly, Dodgers part ways – CBSSports.com

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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2 dead in sword attack at Swedish school, police make ‘interesting’ find at … – Fox News

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oct. 22, 2015: A crowd gathers near the scene of a sword attack by a masked man at the Kronan school in Trollhattan, Sweden. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / TT via AP) Oct. 22, 2015: A crowd gathers outside, as emergency services attend the scene of a sword attack by a masked man at the Kronan school in Trollhattan, Sweden. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / TT via AP) Oct. 22, 2015: Emergency services attend…

Benghazi Committee to Walk Fine Line in Questioning Hillary Clinton – New York Times

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Masked man attacks Swedish school with sword; 1 dead – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Family seeks answers after black drummer killed by officer – Miami Herald

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Corey Jones grew up in church, watching his grandfather preach, acting in plays directed by his aunt and watching his uncles play drums. By age 4, he was already banging on the drum set and eventually took over for his uncles. A budding musician, he soon was performing with local bands. Jones had just left a gig Saturday night in South Florida when his car broke down off Interstate 95…

Albuquerque road rage: Man confesses to killing 4-year-old, police say – CNN

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The caller provided the suspect’s name and together with other community tips, detectives found the suspect. What started the shooting? The incident started Tuesday afternoon when two vehicles cut each other, according to Officer Simon Drobik, a police spokesman. A short while later, shots rang out. One of the drivers pulled up to the vehicle carrying the girl and opened fire, Drobik said, citing the victim’s father. The father had…

5 ways Joe Biden’s decision changes the 2016 race – CNN

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Polls have consistently shown Biden siphoned most of his support from Clinton. A CNN/ORC poll last week showed that Clinton held a 16 percentage point lead — 45% to Sanders’ 29% — with Biden in the race and drawing 18% support. But with Biden removed from the list of candidates, Clinton’s lead widened to 23 percentage points, at 56% to Sanders’ 33%. Sanders has sought to run to Clinton’s left….

‘Supermajority’ of House Freedom Caucus to back Paul Ryan’s speaker bid – Washington Post

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hard-line conservatives cleared a path Wednesday for Rep. Paul Ryan to become House speaker when some of his most disgruntled fellow Republicans signaled that they would support his bid for the top job. The decision to back Ryan by the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly 40 lawmakers that has risen in power and stature since its founding this year, came after the Ways and Means Committee chairman spent…

Daniel Murphy powers Mets to World Series with October run for the ages – ESPN

Thursday, October 22, 2015

0 Shares print CHICAGO — It was his final swing of a series for the historians, the poets and the ages. It was his final swing of the National League Championship Series, and the baseball roared off Daniel Murphy‘s bat like an Airbus lifting off the runway at O’Hare. As it split the night air over Wrigley Field, you could hear 42,227 people gasp. And the looks on their faces…

Kerry, Netanyahu Meet on Violence in Israel – Voice of America

Thursday, October 22, 2015

BERLIN— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Berlin for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on ending the recent uptick in violence between Israelis and Palestinians.   A senior State Department official said Kerry hopes to move the dialogue forward in a “more upbeat way” during his talks with Netanyahu on Thursday and a Saturday meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan….

‘Supermajority’ of House Freedom Caucus to back Paul Ryan’s speaker bid – Washington Post

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hard-line conservatives cleared a path Wednesday for Rep. Paul Ryan to become House speaker when some of his most disgruntled fellow Republicans signaled that they would support his bid for the top job. The decision to back Ryan by the House Freedom Caucus, a group of nearly 40 lawmakers that has risen in power and stature since its founding this year, came after the Ways and Means Committee chairman spent…

Joe Biden Concludes There’s No Time for a 2016 Run – New York Times

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Assad Finds Chilly Embrace in Moscow Trip – New York Times

Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Albuquerque road rage: Man in custody after 4-year-old shot, killed – CNN

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The sole gunman, one of the drivers, pulled up to the vehicle carrying the girl and opened fire, Drobik said, citing information given by the girl’s father. Killed was Lilly Garcia, said Mayor Richard Berry. The father was driving a red pickup and had just picked up Lilly and her 7-year-old brother from school. The children sat in the back seat, police Chief Gorden Eden said. The mother wasn’t in…