Beefing Up: News Corp.'s independent directors have hired Debevoise & Plimpton to oversee a management and standards committee, The AmLaw Daily reports. Debevoise partners Mary Jo White and Michael Mukasey will advise the independent directors. The Washington Post spotlights Michael Regan, who heads News Corp.'s lobbying arm and who oversees the company's political donations.
Ticket Wars: The New York Times reports on a lobbying fight between Live Nation and StubHub over the multibillion-dollar secondary ticketing market.
Merger Review Extended: The Federal Communications Commission has extended its review of AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile USA. The Wall Street Journal reports the FCC said AT&T's reliance on new economic models to support the merger has caused the delay.
Grounded: The Federal Aviation Administration may partially shut down Friday amid a funding dispute, The Washington Post reports. Air traffic controllers would remain on the job.
Back To Earth: Space Shuttle Atlantis rolled to a stop this morning shortly before 6 a.m., marking the conclusion of the final NASA shuttle flight after more than three decades of space exploration. “Mission complete, Houston,” Capt. Christopher J. Ferguson of the Navy, commander of the Atlantis, said.