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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The United States could alleviate growing stockpiles of nuclear waste at U.S. power plants by allowing private companies to dispose of it and foster support for new nuclear projects, U.S. The U.S. government spent billions of dollars on the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada that was supposed to store nuclear waste permanently underground,...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton say they raised record amounts of money in August for their presidential bids— a total of $233 million just in one month. And wealthy donors are pouring millions of dollars more into outside groups involved in the race for the White House and Senate contests. The payment from Make America Number 1 to Conway's The...

  • But the Senate's top Democrat says a battle continues to rage over a demand by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to make sure corporations do not have to disclose their spending on political activities to investors. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev., also said his party is fighting a move by Sen. Reid complained that GOP negotiators were...

  • "My hope is that by the time Congress adjourns before the election that we will have an agreement in place to fund the government and that our Zika funding will be taken care of," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. Obama said he hoped Congress can make "modest progress" before the Nov. 8 elections and he was "even more hopeful we can get some things done," after them.

  • President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month's end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

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  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, a majority Republican panel that some market analysts saw as favorable for bondholders of the U.S. territory, which has been crippled by a $70 billion debt crisis. Among the board members, who Obama appointed on...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- The Obama administration on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, plagued by a chronic economic slump and $70 billion debt crisis, a panel some market analysts saw as favorable for the U.S. territory's bondholders. Board members, appointed by Obama on the recommendation of...

  • Obama, who is racing to cement his legacy on climate change before his presidency ends on Jan. 20, will showcase both progress and looming threats in stops at Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Honolulu; and an ocean refuge in the remote Midway Atoll. At a Nevada summit on the health of Lake Tahoe, whose average surface temperature reached an all-time recorded high last year, Obama...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- President Barack Obama on Wednesday embarked on a 10- day trip during which he will stress the urgency of curbing climate change and try to achieve some final agreements on the issue with world leaders at a G20 meeting in China. Obama, who is racing to cement his legacy on climate before his presidency ends on Jan. 20, will showcase both progress on...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Democrats in Congress, including party Senate leader Harry Reid, asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyber attacks that could include tampering with voting results. It was followed on Tuesday by a letter from four Democrats asking Comey to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is calling on the FBI to conduct a quick and thorough investigation into concerns the Russian government is trying to undermine the U.S. presidential election, including by tampering with official election results. Comey, speaking at a cyber security conference on Tuesday, declined to give details about...

  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...

  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...

  • MIAMI/ CHICAGO, Aug 19- Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. The new warnings represent a challenge to Florida's multibillion dollar tourism industry, with Miami Beach accounting for nearly half...

  • MIAMI, Aug 19- Florida officials said on Friday they have identified a new area of Zika virus transmission through local mosquitoes in a small area in Miami Beach, the second area in Miami-Dade county where the Zika virus is spreading. Florida Governor Rick Scott said state health officials have identified five cases of Zika believed to be contracted in Miami...

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    Donald Trump's abruptly postponed a long-planned unveiling of the Republican ticket after an attack that left dozens dead in France.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the U.S. territory on its next debt payment. "This bill is not perfect, but it is a critical first step toward economic recovery and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Senate gave solid approval on Wednesday to a relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt, sending the measure to President Obama for his signing into law just ahead of a possible default by the U.S. territory on its next debt payment. "This bill is not perfect, but it is a critical first step toward economic recovery and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- A relief plan to help the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt moved closer to passage in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, clearing a critical procedural hurdle by winning a supermajority of votes. Supporters want to send it to President Barack Obama to sign into law by July 1, when Puerto Rico faces a potential default on a chunk...