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  • Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes canceled the hearing where she was to speak. The Senate intelligence committee is doing its own investigation, and since late July the FBI has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— It took Jaclyn Bentley nearly three years to prove she didn't burn her house down for the insurance money, allegations she and her lawyer say were born of the junk practice of analyzing cellphone tower data. She was camping with her husband and co-workers at least 17 miles from her Iowa home in May 2014, she says, when it burned down.

  • The vast majority of those students are from Iran, where undergraduate programs are known for their strength in engineering and computer sciences. The ban, which would suspend immigration from Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria and Yemen, has been blocked by federal judges. Students from Iran have helped fill graduate programs at American colleges for years,...

  • EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— Police say the student pilot of a small plane that crashed near the Connecticut headquarters of military jet engine manufacturer Pratt& Whitney fought his instructor and probably crashed deliberately. East Hartford police reports disclosed Tuesday support media stories from months ago. An Associated Press story from the day after the...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's former Revel casino remains shut, but it's gathering potential customers in case it ever does open. It allows visitors to register and receive credits for online slot machines and table games, just the same as New Jersey's regulated internet gambling sites. Straub is suing New Jersey gambling regulators, arguing he doesn't...

  • NORWALK, Conn. _ FactSet Research Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $66.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.80 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $296.1 million.

  • CHICAGO, March 27- A cadre of U.S. lawmakers and food safety advocates are pressuring the federal government to join other nations blocking shipments of raw beef from Brazil in the face of a scandal in that country's meatpacking sector. The United States has already started testing all beef from Brazil for pathogens. A box of meat imported from Brazil now would be...

  • NEW YORK— Don't mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers. The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. That's when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.

  • ATLANTA— Georgia- based Arby's restaurant chain failed to prevent hackers from stealing customer information at hundreds of its stores, a Connecticut couple said in a new federal lawsuit. From late October through Jan. 19, "hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of credit and debit cards issued by financial institutions, including Plaintiff, were compromised...

  • March 27- Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday named former Baxalta head Ludwig Hantson chief executive officer as the rare-disease drug maker looks to steady the ship following the exit of its top management. Hantson will take over from David Brennan, who was named interim chief last year following the departure of Alexion's top executives in the...

  • March 27- Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday named former Baxalta head Ludwig Hantson chief executive officer as the rare-disease drug maker looks to steady the ship following the exit of its top management. Hantson will take over from David Brennan, who was named interim chief last year following the departure of Alexion's top executives in the...

  • President Donald Trump struggled on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said a vote on the bill was still on track to take place on Thursday but as of early afternoon,...

  • President Donald Trump made a final push on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities. Trump met at the White House on Thursday morning with some of the bill's strongest opponents- members of the conservative House...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month after...

  • President Donald Trump was to make a final push on Thursday to get the support needed to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives but faced signs that enough Republicans might oppose the bill to jeopardize one of his top legislative priorities. Trump was meeting at the White House with some of the bill's strongest opponents- members of the...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Thursday, with gains limited by signs that President Donald Trump was struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress, while European shares rose on bank borrowing and oil prices slipped. U.S. investors remained in suspense, with Trump poised to make a final push to secure the votes needed to begin...

  • March 23- Wall Street was little changed in early trading on Thursday amid signs that President Donald Trump is struggling to get enough votes to pass a healthcare bill in Congress. Trump was set to make a final push to secure the votes to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives, with signs that enough Republicans might defect to jeopardize...

  • March 23- Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Thursday as investors picked up beaten-down stocks, but focus remained firmly on a vote on the healthcare bill- President Donald Trump's first significant policy test. "Even if Trump gets the healthcare bill through the House, which is questionable, it's all but certain to fail in the Senate.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Most U.S. and European share indexes fell on Wednesday as concerns over potential delays to President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies again unnerved investors, while safe-haven gold, U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders struggled on Wednesday to get enough support in the House of Representatives to win...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month after...