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  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 24, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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  • DAKAR, Feb 24- Funds from a dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to bank records and interviews with a former charity official and a former presidential staff member. In 2012 and 2013, over $8 million was paid...

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    President Donald Trump is preparing to speak Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

  • Feb 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by Boston Scientific Corp of a Maryland state court jury verdict ordering the medical device company to pay $308 million to a patent licensor for breach of contract concerning implantable cardiac devices. Boston Scientific had asked the justices to hear its appeal in the dispute over its licenses...

  • Feb 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal by Boston Scientific Corp of a Maryland state court jury verdict ordering the medical device company to pay $308 million to a patent licensor for breach of contract concerning implantable cardiac devices.

  • District Judge William Martini in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role in a scheme that prosecutors said generated $1.3 million. Tomasz Chmielarz, 34, and Devin McArthur, 28, were each sentenced on Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of $64,529, $7,070,...

  • District Judge William Martini in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role in a scheme that prosecutors said generated $1.3 million. Tomasz Chmielarz, 34, and Devin McArthur, 28, were each sentenced on Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to pay restitution of $64,529, $7,070,...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 16- So much for states' rights. Seven states- including populous California, Illinois and Maryland- are implementing government-sponsored auto-IRA plans, and another 30 are considering their own, according to AARP, which has been supporting and tracking the initiatives. The House of Representatives approved a resolution on Wednesday that would...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- A Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor engaged in lies and corruption to facilitate an illegal bitcoin exchange business whose operators wanted to take over a small credit union to evade scrutiny, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Attorney Won Shin told jurors that programmer Yuri Lebedev schemed with others to bribe Trevor...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC said on Monday it was "pausing" the launch of its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug after U.S. lawmakers questioned why the company priced it at $89,000 a year when patients had been able to import it for as little as $1,000. Marathon's drug, Emflaza, known generically as deflazacort, is a steroid, one of a class of drugs...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Two U.S. lawmakers have called on privately held Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC to explain how it came to price its newly approved drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy at $89,000 a year when patients have for decades been able to acquire it overseas for as little as $1,000. The drug, Emflaza, known generically as deflazacort, is a steroid, one...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- When it comes to romantic screwups, missing Valentine's Day is about as bad as it gets. Kathryn Hauer does that every single year. Almost two in five Americans, or 39 percent, have celebrated their love after Valentine's Day.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor are expected on Monday to face trial in a case stemming from an investigation into a bitcoin exchange and a data breach at JPMorgan Chase& Co.. Jury selection is set to begin in Manhattan federal court in the case of Yuri Lebedev, who authorities call the architect of bitcoin exchange Coin.mx' s...

  • The indictment alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, spent up to 20 years stealing highly sensitive government material from the U.S. intelligence community related to national defense, collecting a trove of secrets he hoarded at his home in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Martin faces 20 criminal counts, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison, the Justice...

  • President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line raised concerns about the use of his White House platform for his family's businesses. In response to the Twitter comment Trump posted criticizing Nordstrom, which has said its move was based on the sales performance of the Ivanka Trump...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Donald Trump Jr. has taken the reins of the Trump International Hotel near the White House after critics charged it was a conflict of interest for U.S. Chaffetz met Trump at the White House on Tuesday, and a spokesman for Chaffetz said they spoke about the lawmaker's reform agenda, including civil service and postal reforms.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Donald Trump Jr. has taken the reins of the Trump International Hotel near the White House after critics charged it was a conflict of interest for U.S. Chaffetz was scheduled to meet Trump at the White House on Tuesday afternoon, and a spokeswoman for Chaffetz said the lawmaker did not know why the president had called him in for a meeting.

  • In a 52-47 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved a resolution to eradicate a rule requiring companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron Corp to publicly state taxes and other fees paid to foreign governments like Russia. On Thursday, the Senate repealed a rule that would have limited coal companies from dumping waste into streams.

  • In a 52-47 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved a resolution that wipes from the books a rule requiring companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron Corp to publicly state the taxes and other fees paid to foreign governments. After a series of legal battles, the Securities and Exchange Commission in June 2016 completed the regulation, which...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Republican-controlled Senate voted on Friday to repeal a controversial U.S. securities disclosure rule adopted by the Obama administration to curb corruption at big oil, gas and mining companies. In a 52-47 vote, the Senate approved a resolution already passed by the House of Representatives that wipes from the books a rule requiring...