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  • Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change. Perry told a Senate committee on Thursday that he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the department and...

  • Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., tears a page from the national health-care bill during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 21, 2012, in Washington, DC.

    Donald Trump's pick for secretary of HHS will be in the hot seat when he goes before the Senate on Wednesday.

  • Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Betsy DeVos, education secretary nominee, faced tough questions from Democratic lawmakers, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 7- AT&T Inc's planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc will increase innovation and bring "better-priced options" to consumers upset by high cable bills, AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson told lawmakers on Wednesday. Senator Al Franken, also a Democrat, expressed the same concern and pressed Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Twelve U.S. senators urged on Wednesday that a national security review panel reject Chinese aluminum giant Zhongwang International Group Ltd's proposed $2.3 billion purchase of U.S. aluminum products maker Aleris Corp. "Zhongwang's purchase of Aleris would directly undermine our national security, including by jeopardizing the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Twelve U.S. senators on Wednesday urged that a national security review panel reject Chinese aluminum giant Zhongwang International Group Ltd's proposed $2.3 billion purchase of U.S. aluminum products maker Aleris Corp.. "Zhongwang's purchase of Aleris would directly undermine our national security, including by jeopardizing the U.S....

  • Randall Stephenson and Jeffrey Bewkes

    Under longstanding antitrust policy, the AT&T-Time Warner deal should be practically a shoo-in, the Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Six U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded that Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago came to light only last week and called the company's handling of the breach "unacceptable." A Yahoo spokesman said the company would respond in a "timely and appropriate manner" to the letter, which was signed...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago only came to light last week and lambasted the company's handling of the breach as "unacceptable." A Yahoo spokesman said the company would respond in a "timely and appropriate manner" to the letter,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago only came to light last week and lambasted the company's handling of the breach as "unacceptable." Yahoo did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the letter, which was signed by...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A group of Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for half a billion accounts two years ago only came to light last week and lambasted its handling of the breach as "unacceptable." Yahoo did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the letter, which was signed by...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday said it was "unacceptable" that Yahoo only last week announced a 2014 hack into 500 million user accounts and asked embattled CEO Marissa Mayer for more information about the company's investigation into the data breach. Yahoo has faced mounting questions about exactly when it knew about the 2014...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday asked embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer for more information about the internet company's investigation into a hack that compromised data related to 500 million user accounts. Yahoo has faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about the 2014 cyber attack that exposed the email...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- Four U.S. senators introduced a joint resolution on Thursday seeking to block the U.S. sale of $1.15 billion of Abrams tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia, citing issues including the conflict in Yemen. The Pentagon announced on Aug. 9 that the State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- Four U.S. senators introduced a joint resolution on Thursday seeking to block the U.S. sale of $1.15 billion of Abrams tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia, citing issues including the conflict in Yemen. The Pentagon announced on Aug. 9 that the State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- Four U.S. senators introduced a joint resolution on Thursday seeking to block the U.S. sale of $1.15 billion of Abrams tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia, citing issues including the conflict in Yemen. The Pentagon announced on Aug. 9 that the State Department has approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- Four U.S. senators introduced a joint resolution of disapproval on Thursday seeking to block the U.S. sale of $1.15 billion of Abrams tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia. The measure was introduced by Republican Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee and Democrats Chris Murphy and Al Franken. There was no immediate indication of any...

  • Franken: I got my doctorate in megalomania studies from Trump University

    Sen. Al Franken returned to his comedy roots Monday, taking swipes at Donald Trump's business record in a Democratic National Convention address.

  • Google search on iphone

    Google has been knocked around by Europe for anti-competitive practices, and now U.S. regulators are getting more vocal.

  • Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Candidate

    Who should Hillary Clinton choose as a running mate to combat Donald Trump? Tell us!