U.S. House panel debates giving local news outlets ‘lifeline’ in ad fight

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U.S.—Bipartisan U.S. efforts to give news outlets new tools to collectively negotiate with large tech firms collecting the bulk online advertising revenue won support on Tuesday at a U.S. House Committee hearing on the fate of local journalism.

U.S. House panel to quiz ex-Trump aide Hicks, White House asserts immunity. Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, is due to face questions in Congress on Wednesday on six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016 election campaign and while in the White House.