The U.S. Senate on Wednesday narrowly confirmed a progressive district attorney branded by Republicans as soft on crime to become Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. The 51-50 vote to confirm Rachael Rollins followed fierce Republican opposition to her stances on criminal justice reform and marked the first time in more than four decades the Senate was forced to hold a roll-call vote on a U.S. attorney nominee. Rollins, 50, took office in 2019 as the first Black woman elected to serve as the district attorney in Suffolk County, which covers Boston.
Telecom Italia (TIM) is looking to cut the cost of a deal with sport streaming service DAZN after the accord to distribute Italy's top flight soccer league matches lifted revenues less than expected, two sources close the matter said. In a bid to promote its broadband and pay-TV services, Italy's biggest telecoms group earlier this year sealed a partnership with DAZN, which holds the rights to screen Serie A soccer matches over the three seasons to 2024. But the partnership has fallen short of expectations and TIM is now evaluating options to cut the fees it pays DAZN under the deal, the two sources said, adding a Dec. 17 board meeting is expected to discuss the matter.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer is no longer the micromanager he used to be when he was one of college football’s most successful coaches. Maybe he will be again. He probably needs to be given how things are going with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10). Meyer said Wednesday he had an “A-plus meeting” with running back James Robinson after the team’s best offensive player was benched for the second time in as many weeks following a fumble. “I should be more aware of the rotation at running ba