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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued its long awaited final environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada's tar sands region to refiners in the Gulf of Mexico. "President Obama is out of excuses.

  • The intervention by intelligence chiefs came as Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department was investigating the massive hacking of consumer data from No. 3 U.S. retailer Target Corp during the holiday shopping season late last year.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 23- Congress turned up the heat on Target Corp on Thursday, summoning the company's chief financial officer to testify at a Senate hearing, while Democrats on a House committee asked the No. 3 retailer to turn over a slew of documents related to its massive data breach.

  • Jan 23- Three Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent Target Corp Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel a letter on Thursday requesting documents on a data breach that affected tens of millions of Target customers.

  • Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' energy and commerce panel, and Bobby Rush, chairman of the House energy and power subcommittee, asked for a hearing following two recent studies that found the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency underestimated methane emissions and the amount of methane leaks.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- As online enrollment accelerates for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's health law, the government is relying on manual back-up systems to correct computer errors that could leave some enrollees uninsured, the top U.S. health official said on Wednesday.

  • Top Obamacare official apologizes for website 'debacle' Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30- President Barack Obama's top health official apologized on Wednesday for the botched rollout of the government's healthcare website, acknowledging it was a "debacle", while also blaming insurers for cancelling coverage for hundreds of thousands of people.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- One of the lead contractors responsible for developing the government's troubled healthcare website said on Thursday his company warned the Obama administration about rollout risks, while another expressed confidence that it will be fixed in time for benefits to go live on Jan. 1.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The troubled rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on Thursday undergoes its first full-length public airing in a crowded congressional hearing room, where lawmakers will question technology contractors about the government's crippled Healthcare.gov website.

  • BOSTON, Nov 6- The chief pharmacist at the company linked to the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak has received a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee after he declined to appear voluntarily.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Record-high retail prices for gasoline in California began to ease on Wednesday, receding from an unprecedented jump to $5 a gallon in some areas, even as further refinery disruptions threatened to slow the decline.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Record-high retail prices for gasoline in California began to ease on Wednesday, receding from an unprecedented jump to $5 a gallon in some areas, even as further refinery disruptions threatened to slow the decline.

  • Oct 10- Record-high retail prices for gasoline in California began to ease on Wednesday, receding from an unprecedented rally to nearly $5 a gallon, even as further refinery disruptions threatened to slow the decline.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9- A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida the latest state to report at least one death linked to the illness in a widening health scare, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Leading lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on Tuesday asked federal health officials for briefings on a deadly meningitis outbreak in 10 states as a first step toward possible legislative action to strengthen federal drug safety regulations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Leading lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on Tuesday asked federal health officials for briefings on a deadly meningitis outbreak in nine states as a first step toward possible legislative action to strengthen federal drug safety regulations.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9- A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed three more lives and New Jersey became the tenth state to report at least one case of the illness in a widening health scare, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • *Massachusetts lawmaker pledges bill to strengthen FDA. *Senators request briefing with FDA, CDC staff. WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Congressional Democrats on Tuesday called for a probe of a deadly meningitis outbreak in nine states, raising questions on issues ranging from the timing of the official response to the possible role of health insurers including Medicare.

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