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  • Harold Shaw, left, special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston Division, and Massachusetts State Police Col. Richard McKeon, right, show Tom Brady's recovered jerseys Thursday along with Patriots Chief Executive Robert Kraft, middle.

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been returned to the team, the FBI said Thursday. NBC News reports.

  • The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain. It's in the Trump boys' DNA, "said Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger. Instead, their company, the Trump Organization, plans to get local real estate developers and their investors to foot the bill, as do...

  • March 23- California's air quality board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve methane regulations touted as the strictest adopted yet in the United States for controlling emissions of the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. The action comes more than a year after a massive methane leak at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field, owned by...

  • *Treasury sells $11 bln, 10- year TIPS. NEW YORK, March 23- U.S. President Donald Trump made a final push on Thursday to win over skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare in the House of Representatives or risk failure on one of his top legislative priorities.

  • DALLAS— After months of teasing, Alaska Airlines has bad news for loyal customers of Virgin America— their airline's name is being dumped. Alaska announced late Wednesday that it will retire the Virgin brand, probably in 2019, adding that name to a list including Continental and US Airways that disappeared in the past decade. So when Alaska announced last year...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

  • March 23- California's air pollution regulator is due to hold a vote on Thursday on methane emission regulations that it says would be the strictest in the United States in controlling the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. In October 2015, the massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak forced thousands to evacuate in Los Angeles' Porter Ranch...

  • NEW YORK— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and at-risk youth. The moves underscored the progressive image Schultz has helped cultivate for Starbucks as he prepares to cede the...

  • An Amazon.com employee lifts a box from a conveyor at the company's fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

    Amazon.com is expanding a program to remove counterfeit goods from its website.

  • At that meeting, ING said it would either continue to "positively influence" the course of the project, or to distance itself by selling its stake in the loan, "the company said in a press release. ING was one of 17 banks financing the Energy Transfer Partners LP pipeline, which will move crude from the Northern Plains to the Midwest and then on to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • LAS VEGAS, March 21- Amazon.com Inc is expanding a program to remove counterfeit goods from its website this spring as part of a broader push to assure brand owners that the online retailer is an ally rather than a threat. As early as next month, any brand can register its logo and intellectual property with Amazon so the e-commerce company can take down listings...

  • The city alleged that Purdue knowingly allowed pills to be funneled into the black market and into the city and did nothing to stop it. The city's lawsuit which accuses Purdue of gross negligence and nuisance was initially filed in state court but has moved to federal court in Seattle. Purdue makes several arguments in asking U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed support on Tuesday for Microsoft Corps bid to fend off class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the videogame console gouges discs because of a design defect. Microsoft told the court in oral arguments that the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' 2015 ruling allowing console...

  • NEW YORK— You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office. The hotels will feature modern, sleek interiors and communal areas, and offer rooms at $200 to $300 a night, about half what it costs at some hotels in Trump's luxury chain.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Amazon said it will begin collecting sales tax on purchases shipped to Maine addresses next month. The agreement in Maine, first reported by WMTW-TV, was confirmed by an Amazon spokeswoman on Monday. The decision will help level the playing field for Maine retailers that collect sales taxes and will increase revenue available to Republican Gov.

  • March 17- Amazon.com Inc said on Friday one of its longest-serving directors, Bing Gordon, a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers, stepped down from the board this week but would remain a consultant to the company. Gordon was granted an award of 3,100 shares as part of the consultancy, a filing said, worth $2.6 million as of the market close...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska's Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. "If we see these animals over time, we can estimate their survival," Sweeney said from her office at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. They are found in the North Pacific from Japan and Russia to...

  • Prospective home buyers view a kitchen while touring a house for sale in Helotes, Texas.

    It's cold outside, but hot indoors, as housing experts say this might be the best time to sell (and a good time to buy).

  • SEATTLE _ Omeros Corporation on Thursday reported a loss of $19.6 million in its fourth quarter. The Seattle- based company said it had a loss of 45 cents per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $66.7 million, or $1.65 per share.

  • GREENBELT, Md.— The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban:. A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that his order blocking President Donald Trump's original travel ban does not apply to the revised executive order. The federal judge in Maryland who on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban that...