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  • WASHINGTON, June 27- President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters. The officials said Trump was looking at options including tariffs on steel imports, which...

  • June 27- Linde AG's Lincare unit has agreed to pay $20 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for oxygen and respiratory care equipment. The accord, confirmed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts, will resolve a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act by former employees of the...

  • In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lift off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for their eighth official Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission on April 8, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

    Elon Musk's company proposes building a 67,222-square-foot hanger south of its Cape Canaveral launch site to turnaround recovered Falcon boosters.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 27- SpaceX wants to expand facilities in Florida to refurbish and store its reusable rocket boosters as it increases the pace of launches, documents filed with authorities show. The privately owned rocket company, operated by entrepreneur Elon Musk, proposes building a 67,222- square-foot hangar just south of its Cape Canaveral...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters. The officials said Trump was impatient with China and was looking at a range of options,...

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    An irked President Trump is considering trade actions against Beijing.

  • NEW YORK— A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/ 2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions. Anthony Murgio, of Tampa, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy charges, admitting he knew he was acting illegally when he enticed friends and...

  • NEW YORK, June 27- A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 5-1/ 2 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin exchange suspected of laundering money for hackers and linked to a data breach at JPMorgan Chase& Co.. Anthony Murgio, 33, of Tampa, pleaded guilty on Jan. 9 to three conspiracy counts, including bank fraud and operating an...

  • The accord, confirmed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts, will resolve a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act by former employees of the respiratory therapy services provider on behalf of the U.S. government. Germany's Linde, which acquired Florida- based Lincare in 2012, did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. The case began as two...

  • Lobbying for a health-care bill for Florida families: Rick Scott

    Florida Governor Rick Scott responds to the Hartford Courant's comments in the newspaper, his efforts for a growth in jobs, and the health-care bill battle.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters. The officials said Trump was impatient with China and was looking at a range of options,...

  • President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business. Five of 12 private bed-and-breakfast owners in Havana and Cuba's southern colonial city of Trinidad told The Associated Press that they received cancellations after...

  • McConnell's tone was matter-of-fact, according those present, yet his action amounts to a stinging setback for the longtime Senate leader who had developed the legislation largely in secret as Trump hung back in deference. Now Trump seems likely to push into the discussion more directly, and he immediately invited Senate Republicans to the White House.

  • Collins' opposition highlights the delicate balance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must strike as he tries to deliver a legislative win to President Donald Trump by reconciling the Republican Party's moderate and conservative wings. Key conservative senators have said the Senate bill does not do enough to repeal Obamacare.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Dana Friend was skeptical about all the offers flooding her inbox to refinance her student loan with a private company, but what sold her in the end was not the offer to cut her interest rate in half it was the bonus of 50,000 JetBlue miles. The 30- year-old psychologist from Boynton Beach, Florida dropped from paying 6.8 percent to 3.75 with lender...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a satellite launch from California:. The rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, carrying 10 satellites for Iridium Communications. A SpaceX rocket has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in the second half of a weekend double-launch for the company.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. Several other government websites were hacked in Ohio, including that of first lady Karen Kasich, Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Casino Control Commission.

  • LOS ANGELES— A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 on Friday launched from Cape...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— A newspaper is reporting that two federal agencies are demanding records from SeaWorld. The Orlando Sentinel reported that new SEC filing disclosures released Friday show that agencies are asking for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the critical "Blackfish" documentary. The paper said the Department of Justice...

  • BERLIN, June 24- A lawyer for one of the former Volkswagen managers sought in the United States in connection with the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal has advised him not to leave Germany, she told a German daily. A sixth person, former VW manager Oliver Schmidt, was arrested in February in Miami as he was about to fly to Germany. But leaving Germany...