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  • NEW YORK, March 21- A New York energy investor was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to engaging in a years-long scheme to avoid more than $45 million in income and other taxes. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan federal court, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors said Zukerman schemed to evade...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans were working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan said Republican leaders still planned to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and to add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans are working on changes that would allow federal block grants to...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. "New York City is directly in the...

  • Although Congress must approve the $13.5 bln request and is likely to make changes, Boeing Co would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the administration's proposal, which included $2.4 billion for 24 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet jet fighters. The Navy will use the additional money to bolster its aging fleet of fighters, Lieutenant General Anthony Ierardi, the...

  • March 16- Nearly half of President Donald Trump's 2017 $30 billion supplemental defense budget proposal- $13.5 billion- would go to buy and modernize warplanes, warships and missiles. Although Congress must approve the request and is likely to make changes, Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest beneficiaries in the administration's proposal, which includes a...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A late-season snowstorm swept the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing public school systems from Washington, D.C., to Boston, grounding thousands of airline flights and knocking out electricity to 200,000 customers. Tens of millions of residents from Maryland to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A blizzard swept through the heavily populated northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, canceling classes and pummeling those who ventured out onto snow-bound streets. Some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying nor'easter" over the course of the day that was unusual...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A blizzard swept through the heavily populated northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding flights, canceling classes and pummeling those who ventured out onto snow-bound streets. Some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying nor'easter" that was unusual for striking so late in the winter,...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- A blizzard swept through the heavily populated northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding flights, canceling classes and encasing Washington's famed cherry blossoms in ice. Some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to Maine faced a "rapidly intensifying nor'easter" that was unusual for striking so late in the winter, according...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- Snow piled up rapidly in parts of the northeastern United States on Tuesday as a blizzard swept in, forcing airlines to ground flights and schools to cancel classes while shrouding an early herald of spring, Washington's famed cherry blossoms, in ice. The National Weather Service warned some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to Maine...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 14- Snow piled up rapidly in parts of the northeastern United States on Tuesday as a blizzard began blowing in, with residents being advised to stay at home, airlines grounding flights and schools canceling classes. The National Weather Service warned some 50 million people from Pennsylvania to Maine of a "rapidly intensifying nor'easter"...

  • March 13- If the Republicans' plan to dismantle most of Obamacare is approved later this month by the U.S. House of Representatives, where it cleared initial hurdles last week, it would go next to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain. Republicans dominate the House, but have only 52 seats in the 100- seat Senate. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky: He has called the plan "...

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed. Puzder's decision to withdraw is yet another setback this week for a White House still...