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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday. Among the new set of assets Kushner disclosed, which could be worth as much as $51 million, he reported...

  • CARACAS, July 21- Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday appointed alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro. "We're not backing down, Venezuela will have a Supreme Court of Justice and institutions at the service of the people and not at...

  • PHOENIX— New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back. A private land developer stopped making payments five years ago that funded language development in Hopi schools and helped 18 other tribes in Arizona build schools, youth camps...

  • The SEC has argued that its judges are mere employees, because their decisions to impose penalties and other remedies against defendants are not final and are still subject to SEC review. Last month, the SEC won a victory after a panel of 10 judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Lucia's challenge. The Denver- based 10th...

  • CARACAS, July 21- Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday appointed alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Critics hold that the current Supreme Court justices were named illegally by the ruling Socialist Party and rushed in...

  • The AMA told senators its better to fix Obamacare, not repeal it.

  • Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States. Christie, a fellow Republican, signed a bill Friday calling on Trump, a former Atlantic City casino owner, and Congress not to enact a nationwide ban on internet gambling. The bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature and...

  • CARACAS, July 21- Venezuela's opposition-led congress said on Friday it will appoint 13 alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro. "The Supreme Court's constitutional chamber warns those who undertake the unconstitutional pretense of...

  • TOKYO, July 21- Japan's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp to hear its defamation case against Reuters, upholding two lower court rulings that its case against the news agency lacked merit. In a short written ruling on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said that Universal did not have grounds for appeal. Universal had sued...

  • NEW YORK— A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a little-known law that makes paid pet-sitting illegal in New York City. City Councilman Corey Johnson, a Manhattan Democrat, plans to draft legislation that could revise what he calls an impractical and "antiquated" law. Health Department spokesman Julien Martinez says licensing and inspections...

  • MOSCOW— Russia's parliament has outlawed the use of virtual private networks, or VPNs, and other Internet proxy services, citing concerns about the spread of extremist materials. The State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that offer VPN services. The lawmakers behind the bill argued that the move...

  • LONDON, July 21- A 14 billion pound class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16- year period was blocked from proceeding by a judge, MasterCard said on Friday. Had it been allowed to proceed, the case would have been the largest and most complex in UK legal history and would have tested the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The latest version of U.S. Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. The Arizona Republican, known for his feisty independence, tweeted "unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!"

  • But they still face an uphill battle for their top-flight legislative priority because of unhappy GOP senators. John McCain means the measure would fail if just two GOP senators vote against it. And the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says a revised GOP bill would produce 22 million added uninsured people by 2026.

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized the rule last week. While they've succeeded in overturning more than a dozen regulations finalized in the final months of...

  • WARSAW, Poland— The Latest on Poland's parliamentary vote:. Her comments appear to refer to warnings from the European Union of sanctions against Poland, including a possibility of stripping Warsaw of its EU voting rights. Szydlo spoke as thousands of government opponents gathered in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, and in some other cities, to urge...

  • FIGUERES, Spain— Court spokeswoman: Forensic experts have opened Salvador Dali's coffin to take DNA samples to settle a paternity lawsuit.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? The survey findings from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate a change in public attitudes over the past few months, as concerns...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. The White House and GOP leaders fished Thursday for ways to win over recalcitrant senators, including an administration proposal to let states use Medicaid funds to help people buy their own private health insurance.

  • WASHINGTON— A Republican budget blueprint that would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall is headed to an uncertain fate after winning a key committee vote Wednesday night. The plan proposes deep cuts to safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps and reprises a controversial Medicare plan strongly opposed by...