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The legislation _ a fallback plan to a measure stalled in the Senate _ does not include a contentious proposal from Sen. That plan drew strong opposition from the Pentagon as well as several men and women in the Senate. The House plans to adjourn by week's end and the Senate is scheduled to leave town Dec. 20.
The Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement said its 10- month review did not find any factors that would disqualify MGM from doing business in Massachusetts. The five commissioners will make the final decision on whether to find MGM suitable.
From 2 to 8 inches of snow was forecast to fall from northern Virginia, across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and into southern New England, Brian Korty, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said in a forecast. Federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were shut on Tuesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management said.
FALLON, Nev.-- Authorities say one person is being flown to the University of California, Davis burn center after a fire at an oil plant in northern Nevada. Spokesman Curt Althof of Careflight says three helicopter crews were dispatched to the Bango refinery near Fallon a little after 9 a.m. Monday.
Northern Maryland received 7 to 10 inches of snow over the weekend, while central and eastern Pennsylvania got 4 to 10 inches, and parts of New York received up to 10 inches through Monday morning, according to the weather service.
Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
The storm was moving up the East Coast, with snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected from Baltimore, Maryland, to north of Boston, according to the National Weather Service. The system was expected to reach Philadelphia and New York City by Sunday afternoon and linger over the area through Monday morning's rush hour commute.
Northrop spokesman Randy Belote declined comment on the report, referring queries to the Air Force. Officials at the Air Force and Pentagon also declined comment. News about the RQ-180 comes after the Air Force last year sought to halt funding for Northrop's high-altitude, non-stealthy Global Hawk plane despite resistance from Congress.
Northrop spokesman Randy Belote declined comment on the report, referring queries to the Air Force. Air Force spokeswoman Major Natasha Waggoner also declined comment. News about the RQ-180 comes after the Air Force last year sought to halt funding for Northrop's high-altitude, non-stealthy Global Hawk plane despite resistance from Congress.
LAS VEGAS, Dec 5- The London Metal Exchange asked a panel of U.S. judges on Thursday to assign a federal court in Manhattan to handle a series of antitrust lawsuits that allege the world's largest metal exchange, two of Wall Street's biggest banks and big commodity merchants conspired to raise the price of aluminum.
NEW YORK-- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday raised its corporate credit rating on casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. based on plans to refinance some of its debt. It also raised its rating on Las Vegas Sands' Macau senior secured credit facilities to "BBB-" from "BB+", in line with the upgrade of the corporate credit rating.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
LAS VEGAS-- Fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers welcomed Britney Spears to the Planet Hollywood Resort& Casino on Tuesday afternoon in a staged event kicking off the pop icon's two-year Las Vegas residency. One block of the Strip was briefly shut down as the star pulled up to the casino in a convoy of black Cadillac Escalades.
TOKYO, Dec 4- For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing' smart appliances' after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals.
BOSTON, Dec 3- A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world's biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.
LAS VEGAS-- An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp could come back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The "forever" stamp design released in 2011 was not based on the statue in New York Harbor, as intended, but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas. A spokesman for the Postal Service did not immediately return calls.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2- College savings plans are better deals than they were a few years ago, but there are still a few clunkers out there. Each fall, investment research firm Morningstar singles out the nation's best 529 college savings plans.
Since a test of online betting began in New Jersey on Nov. 21, the state Division of Gaming Enforcement says 32,277 had been created accounts as of Thursday. It marks the biggest expansion of gambling in New Jersey since the first Atlantic City casino opened in 1978.. New Jersey is the third state in the nation to offer online gambling, after Nevada and Delaware.
Nov 27- The chairman of Dish Network Inc. can stay involved in the satellite TV company's bid for telecommunications firm LightSquared Inc. despite having a personal interest in the deal, a Nevada judge has ruled.