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  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, a process better known as fracking. Fracking isn't being done in Maryland now, but a moratorium on issuing permits ends in October. "The Republican governor closest to D.C.— Larry Hogan of Maryland— has joined scientists and health leaders in agreeing that fracking...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- Georgia has confirmed its first-ever case of bird flu in commercial poultry, its agriculture department said on Monday, widening an outbreak of the disease into the United States' biggest chicken meat-producing state. The discovery came after officials in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee confirmed cases of highly pathogenic, or lethal, and...

  • SUMMERVILLE, Ga.— About 18,000 chickens were destroyed at a northwest Georgia poultry farm after tests confirmed avian influenza in the flock, the first time the disease has been detected in commercial birds in the state, authorities said Monday. Poultry is the No. 1 agricultural sector in Georgia, with breeders and processing plants having an estimated annual...

  • Pence's message on Saturday comes after the GOP effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law failed to gather enough Republican support to come to a vote in the House. On Saturday in the West Virginia community of Scott Depot, Pence said Congress just wasn't ready and that it's "back to the drawing board. The president has responded to the failure of the GOP...

  • As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. Mary Vavrik, a 57- year-old freelance deposition court reporter from Anchorage, Alaska said she was relieved that the current health law will remain because she's happy with the coverage she gets...

  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. It represented the culmination of seven years of unsuccessful GOP attempts to craft a replacement bill the party could rally behind— a unity...

  • Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has championed the bill, met with Trump at the White House. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a top campaign promise by Trump in the 2016 presidential election, as well as by most Republican candidates, "from dog catcher on up," as White House spokesman Sean Spicer put it during a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Republicans in Congress said they lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- As the clock ticked on Friday toward a high-stakes vote demanded by Donald Trump to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fellow Republicans in Congress scrambled to secure enough votes to avoid a loss that could hobble his presidency. Republicans control Congress and the White House but have deep divisions over the first major...

  • A March 14 letter from Nissan executive Scott Becker to the United Auto Workers union declines to address demands presented after a March 4 pro-union rally. Among other things, the union had demanded that Nissan discuss a neutrality agreement with the UAW covering an employee vote on union representation. Nissan's management opposes unionization in Canton,...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. They want Virginia to mandate more recycling of the ash that's already here, threatening to contaminate water...

  • Mark Meadows, who heads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said after a White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence that his group had more than enough members to stop the bill from passing, although he remained hopeful for potential changes to the legislation. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration was optimistic, citing a...

  • Mark Meadows, who heads the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said after a White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence that his group had more than enough members to stop the bill from passing, although he remained hopeful for potential changes to the legislation. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the administration was optimistic, citing a...

  • President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders struggled on Wednesday to get enough support in the House of Representatives to win passage of their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. Repealing and replacing Democrat Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act is a first major test of Trumps legislative...

  • President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders worked on Wednesday to try to secure enough support in the House of Representatives to win passage of their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets. Repealing and replacing Democrat Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act is the first major test of Trumps...

  • Agriculture officials are trying to limit the damage from the disease, but it's unclear whether quarantines, transportation bans and mass killings will stop the spread, said Joseph Hess, a poultry science professor at Auburn University. The disease was first confirmed in southern Tennessee earlier this month and has since been detected in northern Alabama...

  • BOSTON— The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country. Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee were hit hardest. Joan Peay, 76, of Nashville, Tennessee, suffered two...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta, testifying before the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions...

  • NEW YORK— The parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains on Tuesday named a new CEO to replace Andy Puzder, who last month withdrew his nomination to be Labor Secretary under President Donald Trump. CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. says Puzder will be replaced in April by Jason Marker, who most recently was president of Yum Brands Inc.' s Kentucky Fried...

  • *U.S. 10- year yields lowest since March 1. NEW YORK, March 21- U.S. "Stocks are down, and bonds are reacting to that," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.