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  • Republican House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry released a proposed defense policy bill intended to address military readiness and the Department of Defense's unfunded requirements list, which is hovering at $33 billion, House staff told reporters on Monday. The $621.5 billion proposed base spending plan for the...

  • The justices narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked key parts of a March 6 executive order that Trump had said was needed to prevent terrorism attacks, allowing his temporary ban to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States. 1/ 8 http://tmsnrt.rs/2seb3bb 3/ 8. I want people who can love the United States and all...

  • The justices narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked key parts of a March 6 executive order that Trump had said was needed to prevent terrorism in the United States, allowing his temporary ban to go into effect for people with no strong ties such as family or business to the United States. 1/ 8 http://tmsnrt.rs/2seb3bb 3/ 8.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers. The justices narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong ties to the United States while agreeing to decide this fall the legality of the order. The executive order also made waivers...

  • NEW YORK— A U.S. government lawyer told jurors Monday that a monthlong trial has revealed the secret long-time owner of a Manhattan skyscraper: Iran. Attorney Michael Lockard expressed confidence that the government had proven through witness testimony, documents and other evidence in Manhattan federal court that the Alavi Foundation must give up its 60...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight. The Supreme Court left the...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio officials have restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. The Department of Public Safety says the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are investigating the hacking. It affected websites for the governor and his wife, the lieutenant governor...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. Several other government websites were hacked in Ohio, including that of first lady Karen Kasich, Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Casino Control Commission.

  • LONDON, June 23- Minerals company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp made its debut on Canada's Venture Exchange on Friday, raising C $200 million in a listing that offers investors exposure to cobalt, a key metal for batteries in electric cars. The company's shares were trading at C $9.17 at 1351 GMT, against an offer price of $9 and an earlier high C $9.50.

  • LONDON, June 23- Minerals company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp made its debut on Canada's Venture Exchange on Friday, raising C $200 million in a listing that offers investors exposure to cobalt, a key metal for batteries in electric cars. The company's shares were trading at C $9.17 at 1351 GMT, against an offer price of $9 and an earlier high C $9.50.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A U.S. Supreme Court action this week in a labor case involving Macy's department store workers should persuade Volkswagen to drop its legal challenges to the United Auto Workers' representation of skilled-trades workers at German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee, union officials said Thursday. Macy's made much the same arguments in...

  • Frank Pallone of New Jersey, the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee; Bobby Rush of Illinois; Diana DeGette of Colorado; Paul Tonko of New York; and John Sarbanes of Maryland. They called on Pruitt to respond by the end of the month with details about procedures in place at EPA to prevent Icahn from influencing policy for personal gain.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— For a second time in 15 months, Pennsylvania's high court ordered state gambling regulators to re-examine the legality of the ownership structure of a group that won a lucrative Philadelphia- area casino license in late 2014.. The seven state Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has not...

  • ZURICH, June 20- Nestle has acquired a minority stake in U.S. healthy ready meals group Freshly, as the Swiss food giant seeks to hone its distribution network in a rapidly changing U.S. market. Nestle said on Tuesday it was lead investor in a $77 million round of new funding for Freshly, helping it gain access to the $10 billion market for prepared meals in the United...

  • The Swiss food giant said it was lead investor in a $77 million round of new funding for Freshly, helping it gain access to the $10 billion market for prepared meals in the United States that it said would grow at "very attractive rates". Nestle USA's Food Division President Jeff Hamilton would join Freshly's board of directors. Headquartered in New York with...

  • *Lockheed, Pentagon and 10 nations finalising deal. June 18- Lockheed Martin Corp is in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 nations including the United States, two people familiar with the talks said. A representative for the customers including the United States did not...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, June 16- Marriott International Inc's St. A third source said the Trump Organization already has agreed to a settlement that will see it walk away from its branding and management deal for the 65- story hotel and condo tower in the financial district of Canada's largest city. Trump, whose business connections were the subject of two lawsuits...

  • NEW YORK— Ties to the White House may ultimately help the Kushner Cos., but recent trouble in a New Jersey city suggests they can hurt a bit, too. Kushner Cos. spokesman James Yolles said the company is committed to the "much-needed investment" in that area of the city. The 79- story One Journal Square project gained attention last month after Jared Kushner's sister,...

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump is set to attend the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday for the investiture of new Justice Neil Gorsuch.