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  • 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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  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- A relief plan to help Puerto Rico address its $70 billion debt cleared a critical hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, getting the super majority it needed to advance to debate and a final vote this week. Congress will try to send it to President Barack Obama to sign into law by July 1, when Puerto Rico faces a potential default on a chunk of its...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that he will support a bill to address Puerto Rico's financial crisis when it comes up for an important procedural vote on Wednesday, but he could not say how many other Democrats are for the legislation.

  • SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER HARRY REID SAYS WILL SUPPORT PUERTO RICO LEGISLATION FACING PROCEDURAL VOTE ON WEDNESDAY BUT DOES NOT KNOW HOW MANY OTHER DEMOCRATS WILL DO SO.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed on Wednesday to $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, a House Republican lawmaker said, shortchanging President Barack Obama's funding request and angering Democrats by making other cuts to pay for it. "This plan from congressional Republicans is four months late and nearly...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Puerto Rico disclosed on Tuesday that negotiations with creditors ended without an agreement to restructure some of the island's $70 billion debt load. In a statement on Tuesday night, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla urged the U.S. Congress to take action on legislation to resolve the credit crisis, while chiding the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that amendments were necessary to a Puerto Rico debt bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said would be voted on by next week. The House of Representatives passed a Puerto Rico debt relief bill on June 9, following months of internal debate. Supporters hope the Senate passes...