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  • Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

    SoftBank is now willing to surrender control of Sprint and retain a minority stake in a merger with T-Mobile, sources told Reuters.

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...

  • Police and EMS rushed 15 people to the hospital after an alleged overdose by numerous people on K-2 and other drugs on Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn on July 12, 2016.

    "Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars. We're not going to let it happen any longer," Donald Trump said.

  • In separate rulings, federal judges struck down both deals as anticompetitive, at the request of the Justice Department. Cigna also filed a lawsuit in Delaware, seeking legal sanction for its decision to end the deal and approval for $13 billion in damages for its shareholders who did not receive the takeover premium. Anthem's lawsuit, which was also filed in...

  • Both deals were announced in July 2015, and the Justice Department filed a lawsuit a year later saying they were illegal under antitrust law. Federal judges hearing the cases ruled against Aetna's acquisition of Humana on Jan. 23 and Anthem's $54 billion bid for Cigna on Feb. 8. Aetna will pay Humana a $1 billion breakup fee, or $630 million after taxes, and...

  • Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, U.S. national security advisor, arrives to a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Flynn's departure raises several questions as the Trump presidency nears the four-week mark.

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's Jan. 27 order, which he called a national security measure meant to head...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's Jan. 27 order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • SEATTLE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected a Justice Department request to suspend Seattle courtroom proceedings over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries until an appeals court has fully reviewed it. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • SEATTLE FEDERAL JUDGE DIRECTS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PREPARE TO CONTINUE PROCEEDINGS- HEARING.

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a U.S. appeals court should fully review the suspension of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries before any more proceedings take place before a Seattle federal judge. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off attacks by Islamist...

  • Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks during a press conference at his office on February 9, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

    The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the ban.

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to a court document. Trump's order, which he called a national security measure meant to head off...

  • Feb 13- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said a Seattle federal judge should not conduct further proceedings until after a U.S. appeals court reviews the temporary suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban from seven-Muslim majority countries, according to a court document. Washington state filed a legal challenge to Trump's executive order...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump

    Trump has called the NSA leaker a "spy" and a "traitor" who deserves to be executed, NBC News reports.

  • Opponents of U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations protest outside a federal appeals court February 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

    The court has some options beyond a straightforward yes or no, NBC News reports.

  • The U.S. Justice Department sued in July to stop Anthem's purchase of Cigna, a deal that would have created the largest U.S. health insurer by membership, and Aetna Inc's planned $33 billion acquisition of Humana. The merger would have worsened an already highly concentrated market and is likely to raise prices, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court...

  • The U.S. Justice Department sued in July to stop Anthem's purchase of Cigna, a deal that would have created the largest U.S. health insurer by membership, and Aetna Inc's planned $33 billion acquisition of Humana. The merger would have worsened an already highly concentrated market and is likely to raise prices, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court...

  • Feb 8- A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc's proposed $54 billion merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp, derailing an unprecedented effort to consolidate the country's health insurance industry. The U.S. Justice Department sued in July to stop Anthem's purchase of Cigna, a deal that would have created the largest U.S. health...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- The U.S. Labor Department asked a federal district court on Wednesday to put the brakes on a pending ruling in a legal challenge to its "fiduciary" rule that governs how brokers give retirement advice to their customers. The request to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, filed by the Justice Department on the Labor...