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  • DAR ES SALAAM, July 4- Tanzania's parliament resumed debate on Saturday on a contentious and long-delayed petroleum bill, after the speaker suspended around 40 opposition lawmakers for disrupting an earlier session. The government says the legislation will create a legal and regulatory framework to manage discoveries of gas- Tanzania's reserves are...

  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The Organized Taxi Drivers of Mexico City have pushed the city to regulate or ban Uber, saying it's unfair that its...

  • NEW YORK, July 3- When Puerto Rico hired former Detroit judge Steven Rhodes it sent a signal to creditors that one possible solution it sees is the one thing it cannot do now: declare bankruptcy. "The parallels between Detroit and Puerto Rico are strong enough that I think any of the public corporations or the commonwealth itself could take advantage of the same...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A Maine legislator says he will try again next year to persuade the Legislature to limit the harvest on the state's popular, meaty scallops. He had proposed legislation to create a limit of 90 pounds a day per person on wild-caught Maine scallops so future generations, he said, would still be able to harvest them. Maine scallops are beloved in...

  • Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.. Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call "limited social marijuana consumption" at bars. "Marijuana's now a legal product for adults in...

  • WASHINGTON— As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean.

  • MOSCOW— Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to remove search results about a specific person at that person's request. Though similar to one recently adopted by the European Union, the Russian law is more sweeping, extending the right of removal to public figures and information that is considered in the...

  • PARIS— Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers. Uber Technologies Inc. has run into legal problems elsewhere in Europe, as well as in China and India. The French battle centers around Uber's low-cost service, in France...

  • NEW ORLEANS— More than five years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history fouled beaches, coated seabirds in thick goo and threatened delicate marshes, BP has agreed to pay a record settlement to affected states in hopes of bringing an end to a legal drama that has cost the company billions. Federal and state government officials touted the...

  • WASHINGTON— New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock. Breyer was forced to sit out a patent case in the spring that involved Cisco Systems, Inc., because he owns up to $100,000 in Cisco stock.

  • July 2- Unpaid internships are legal when they are closely tied to interns' educations, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan said on Thursday in reversing a decision that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc broke the law by not paying interns. The lower courts erred in finding the interns should have been treated as employees because Fox derived some benefit from their...

  • HELENA, Mont.— The Montana Supreme Court overturned a $52 million jury verdict in a breach-of-contract case, but justices did not rule on the constitutionality of the state's $10 million punitive damages cap. The court on Wednesday sent the case back to District Court in Butte for a new trial, saying Masters Group International's lawsuit against Comerica Bank...

  • July 2- Unpaid internships are legal when they are closely tied to interns' educations, a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan said on Thursday in reversing decisions that Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc and The Hearst Corp broke the law by not paying interns. The lower courts erred in finding the interns should have been treated as employees because the companies...

  • WASHINGTON— The chief U.S. auto safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will face sanctions for violating safety laws in multiple recalls. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Mark Rosekind says the agency will act before Labor Day and that the automaker will face enforcement action. The agency has authority to fine companies as much as $35...

  • NEW ORLEANS— BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.. When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 people and spread miles of black oil across the Gulf Coast before the...

  • STOCKHOLM, July 2- Buying only parts of the GE Appliances business would not make sense, the head of Sweden's Electrolux said on Thursday, fighting to salvage a $3.3 billion deal after the United States moved to block it. The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to stop the Swedish company from buying General Electric Co's appliance unit, saying a...

  • WASHINGTON— Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born. Obama also called on Congress to lift the economic and travel...

  • SAO PAULO, July 1- A Braskem SA shareholder sued the Brazilian petrochemical producer on Wednesday, accusing it of involvement in a graft scandal that has engulfed key stakeholders Odebrecht and Petrobras and led to a selloff in Braskem's U.S.-traded stock. Plaintiff Douglas W. Peters is seeking class action status for the lawsuit, filed in a Manhattan federal...

  • Poll: Approval for Supreme Court health care decision Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states. Overall, 62 percent approved, while 32 percent disapproved, said the survey released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Opponents of the law had argued...