WASHINGTON— What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? Here is what Obama could not do without approval from Congress: He couldn't generally give large groups of immigrants permission to remain permanently in the United States, and he couldn't grant them American citizenship.» Read More
JUDGE GRIESA: "THE COURT OF COURSE IS NOT GOING TO DEPART FROM THE LAW".
JUDGE GRIESA SAYS IT IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ARGENTINA TO SAY THEY WILL PAY INTEREST TO EXCHANGE BONDHOLDERS, THERE IS LAW THAT COMES INTO PLAY.
BERLIN— Yahoo says it has filed a complaint to Germany's highest court against a year-old law that broadened copyright protection for news material used on the Internet. The law aims to protect the copyright of news articles and other material on the Internet, but allows the use of "single words or small text passages" without royalties.
WASHINGTON— Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season. The Senate passed a House-written bill to augment federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes for keeping the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through next May.
ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York Attorney General's Office says it will take applications to help Land Banks restore abandoned properties with up to $20 million. New York's Legislature passed a bill in 2011 establishing land banks that could acquire vacant, abandoned, or foreclosed properties, and choose to rebuild, demolish, or redesign them.
WASHINGTON— Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $10.8 billion bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the summer construction season and the fall elections. The Senate passed the House-written bill on an 81-13 vote after rejecting it earlier this week.
WASHINGTON— Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Sessions of Alabama.
LONDON, Aug 1- After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good.
WASHINGTON— A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.- Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote. The action came hours before the Senate adjourns for a five-week recess. The Senate bill also included money for wildfires and Israeli defense.
WASHINGTON— Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them profiteering at the expense of troubled homeowners.
NEW YORK— U.S. law enforcement can force Microsoft Corp. to turn over emails it stores in Ireland, a judge ruled in a case that technology companies have rallied around as they pursue billions of dollars in data storage business abroad.
TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES HAD CHALLENGED SEARCH WARRANT AS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
WASHINGTON— Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.- Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.
Though the U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent, the Gallup Organization has found that consumers' view of the economy is the glummest it's been in seven months. At 53, Hunter now works three days a week for $9.25 an hour, mopping floors and fixing fryers at two McDonald's restaurants in Chicago.
*PM vows Ukraine will never default on its debts. KIEV, July 31- Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's resignation on Thursday and finally passed legislation he said was needed to finance an army offensive against a separatist rebellion raging in the east and avert a national default on its debts.
CHICAGO— Chicago police:' Demoted' worker shoots,' gravely wounds' CEO before killing self in high-rise.
SINGAPORE, July 31- Part of a Kurdish oil cargo has been offloaded from a Greek-managed tanker into another tanker in the South China Sea, but mystery surrounds the identity of the buyer and where the two tankers are headed. Iraqi Kurdistan is locked in a bitter legal and diplomatic struggle with Baghdad over international oil sales.
MADISON, Wis.— The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov.
WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.
The 80- year-old bank will be forced to close unless Congress acts to renew its charter by Sept. 30, but critics led by Texas congressman Jeb Hensarling have decried it as corporate welfare.