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Law Legislation

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo. A 10- judge panel of the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo.

  • Phil Scott to have teachers negotiate health care benefits with the state, rather than local school districts, was dealt a major blow Friday after the state Senate effectively voted down the proposal. Republican Minority Leader Dustin Degree offered Scott's plan on the Senate floor Friday morning. Both argue savings would be significant, perhaps up to $26...

  • *ASML files patent case against Nikon in Japan. April 28- ASML, Europe's largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. They were brought by ASML on its own and jointly with its strategic partner Carl Zeiss, a German...

  • The strike was to protest major changes to labor law and the pension system being considered by Congress, but it was also a raw display of anger by many Brazilians fed up with corruption and worried about the future amid a deep recession and rising unemployment. In Sao Paulo, thousands marched toward the home of President Michel Temer, throwing rocks at police who...

  • Donald Trump

    Some GOP lawmakers are rallying around the idea that less taxation is more important than less debt, in a break from their party’s vocal deficit hawks. NYT reports.

  • April 28- ASML, Europe's largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. They were brought by ASML on its own and jointly with its strategic partner Carl Zeiss, a German maker of optical systems and medical devices,...

  • President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling is unlikely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and a legal battle. And environmental law and policy experts questioned Trump's authority to reverse Obama's withdrawal of certain areas in...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin revealed the first known breach of the laws, which were passed by Parliament in March 2015...

  • Facing a May 5 compliance deadline set by the Food and Drug Administration last year, those groups are eyeing a massive spending bill that Congress will have to pass in the next week to keep the government open. At the same time, the FDA is signaling it may act on the issue even sooner. FDA spokeswoman Deborah Kotz said in a statement Friday that the agency is "aware of...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 28- Russia's Norilsk Nickel said on Friday it had filed a lawsuit against the government of Botswana to try to recoup $271 million plus damages it says it is owed from the aborted sale of a 50 percent stake in the Nkomati mine in South Africa. Botswana's state-run BCL Mine pulled out of a 3 billion pula deal in October last year to buy a 50 percent...

  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— Authorities say body found on Friday is likely of hiker from Tennessee who went missing with his step-grandmother.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. Congress is set to debate legislation that would extend until May 5 the deadline for a deal on federal spending through September and head off a feared government shutdown at midnight on Friday. The House Rules Committee, in a late-night meeting, voted 8-2 to send the legislation to the full House of Representatives for debate and...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has successfully delayed a legal fight over enforcing Obama-era restrictions on pollution from coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday granted a request from the Environmental Protection Agency to postpone a planned hearing on 2012 rules requiring energy...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department, making him the first Hispanic member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate confirmed Acosta by a 60-38 vote. Acosta had served as a law clerk to Samuel Alito from 1994 to 1995, when the conservative Supreme Court justice was a judge at the 3rd...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Alex Acosta's confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor:. The Senate has confirmed law school dean Alex Acosta as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. The Senate is poised to confirm Alex Acosta as President Donald Trump's secretary of labor.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a "bold step forward." Trump, who made improving veterans' care a prominent issue in his presidential campaign, said the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection will make clear "...

  • Political fights over abortion, financial regulations and Puerto Rico have slowed Republican and Democratic negotiators working on a sweeping, government-wide spending bill. Congress faces a midnight Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office. The accusations came after two major White House concessions: The...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), Senate Banking Committee member, discusses the probability of a government shutdown, and her push for bipartisan legislation.

  • PHOENIX— Arizona now bans teens from texting or otherwise using their cellphones during the first six months they have a license or while they have a learners permit. Arizona is one of just four states without blanket bans on texting while driving. Arizona only bars school bus drivers from texting.