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  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday paved the way for new curbs on emissions from passenger jets by ruling that greenhouse gases from airplanes endanger public health. The finding, which requires the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft under the federal Clean Air Act, removes a hurdle to implementing...

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    The board of the charitable trust that controls Hershey said it had reached an in-principle agreement that would avoid a legal row.

  • The foreign ministers of the 10 countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations deliberated for several hours during the three sessions, including over lunch, but remained deadlocked because Cambodia didn't want China criticized, diplomats said. "It's really a loyalist of the big country C," a diplomat who attended closed-door meetings told...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data and are at the center of a lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. "Cell site simulator technology too powerful to remain unregulated," Khadine Bennett, who is associate legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of...

  • July 22- The board of the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co said on Friday it had reached an in-principle agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office that would avoid a legal row in exchange for reforms in how it is run. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, the trust's sole overseer, had threatened legal action to remove trustees...

  • July 22- The board of the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co is nearing a resolution with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office that would avoid a legal row in exchange for reforms on how it is run, people familiar with the matter said. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office, the trust's sole overseer, had threatened legal action to remove...

  • NEW YORK— A federal appeals court has rejected a shareholder lawsuit filed against key directors at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that claimed they allowed and concealed alleged bribery in the company's Mexico division. Chief Judge William Riley wrote for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that shareholders, including the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees'...

  • Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, both Democrats, announced a deal Friday that also would phase out the estate tax and make other tax cuts. New Jersey's Senate president says he's confident a new proposal that boosts the state gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to fund transportation projects can get a veto-proof majority in both...

  • The effort to unify a patchwork of provincial laws for the capital markets has hit numerous roadblocks in recent years, including a 2011 Supreme Court ruling that Ottawa could not impose a common regulator on unwilling provinces. That forced a more cooperative approach to which only Ontario and British Columbia as well as three smaller provinces and the...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court about two weeks ago for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court about two weeks ago for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman...

  • SEOUL, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the smartphone rivals. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court about two weeks ago for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman said.

  • SEOUL, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the two companies. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman said.

  • The Justice Department lawsuit focused on a county-by-county analysis of where Aetna and Humana have what is deemed too much market share in providing Medicare Advantage for elderly people and in the individual health plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Aetna will argue in court that the Justice Department defined the...

  • Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation extending the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits related to pollution at sites on the state or federal Superfund cleanup priority lists. The bill signed Thursday was inspired by drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls but applies statewide. Some Hoosick Falls residents have joined...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. "Sanitary napkins and tampons are simply not a luxury item; they're an everyday need," said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women-New York City. " Canada and states including Massachusetts,...

  • NEW YORK, July 21- Jon Corzine has reached a settlement with the trustee for the former New Jersey governor's collapsed brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd, as part of a series of accords expected to provide about $132 million to creditors, according to court papers. The trustee, Nader Tavakoli, on Wednesday night asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to approve payments...

  • LONDON, July 21- Many British voters were fooled into voting to quit the European Union without realising there was no credible plan for an exit, so lawmakers must decide how and whether to leave, said the investment manager behind a Brexit legal challenge. Gina Miller, a co-founder of London fund manager SCM Private, is the main claimant in a growing queue of...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, July 21- Malaysia's Attorney-General said on Thursday there has been no evidence from any probe conducted by law enforcement agencies across the globe that show funds were misappropriated from state-fund 1 MDB. No criminal charges have been made against any individuals for misappropriation from 1 MDB, Malaysia's Attorney-General Mohamed...