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  • WASHINGTON, July 20- U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts. Trump on Wednesday told the Senate's fractured Republican majority to revive a bill to repeal and...

  • Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) (L) and U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) take questions during a news conference on immigration reform on Capitol Hill, on Capitol Hill, March 30, 2006 in Washington DC.

    Because of Sen. John McCain's transcendent reputation for courage and patriotism, news of his cancer diagnosis shocked Washington with rare force.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a $500 million investment that Corning Inc is making with pharmaceutical giants Merck and Pfizer to manufacture a new kind of glass for injectable drug vials. At a White House event, Trump said the effort will create nearly 1,000 jobs at facilities in New York and New Jersey and at a...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the United States punishing Exxon Mobil for violating U.S. sanctions on Russia with a $2 million fine:. Exxon Mobil is suing the U.S. government to stop a $2 million fine on the oil giant for violating U.S. sanctions on Russia. The Treasury Department says it is slapping Exxon Mobil Corp. with a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions...

  • NEW YORK— This earnings season is off to a good start, and the encouraging run is expected to keep going. Instead of excitement, though, the reaction so far from Wall Street has been more like quiet relief, and funds that track the broad stock market have only edged higher since earnings reports began arriving in earnest last week. That's because the strong reports...

  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, July 20- The United States on Thursday admonished Exxon Mobil Corp for "reckless disregard" of U.S. sanctions in dealings with Russia in 2014 when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the global oil company's chief executive, and fined it $2 million. The fine came after a U.S. review of deals Exxon signed with top Russian oil producer Rosneft...

  • DETROIT— Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year. But the White House confirmed it had "positive discussions" about the tunnel with Musk and executives from his underground drilling enterprise, The...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, tried to salvage their seven-year effort for a new healthcare law on Thursday, but leading senators indicated frustration over shifting goal posts. "It really is starting to feel like a bazaar, $50 billion here, $100 billion there, and I feel like its...

  • He recently started a project, the Boring Company, to build transport tunnels for the system, which he says would be far faster than current high-speed trains and use electromagnetic propulsion. In tweets on Thursday Musk said he had "just received verbal government approval for the Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC hyperloop.

  • NEW YORK— A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. Overall, one out of six Americans get sick each year by consuming contaminated food or drinks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Loudoun County Health Department in Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., says it is still awaiting...

  • Tesla's CEO Elon Musk

    Elon Musk says The Boring Co. received "verbal" government approval to begin building a Hyperloop between four northeastern cities.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. AlphaBay allowed users to sell and buy opioids, including fentanyl and heroin,...

  • LAWRENCE, Mass.— Protesters staged a small but boisterous rally Thursday outside a New Balance sneaker factory in Massachusetts where U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan was expected to discuss Republican plans for tax reform. Paul Ryan is not welcome here. " Laura Hoke of the Andover Unitarian Universalist Church called Ryan's visit to Lawrence "pretty outrageous.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The Justice Department said on Thursday it had dropped a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc should spend $3 million to reduce air pollution as part of a settlement that the Obama administration had announced in August. Last year, the Milwaukee- based motorcycle maker agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal...

  • He recently started a project, the Boring Company, to build transport tunnels. In tweets on Thursday he said he had "just received verbal government approval for the Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC hyperloop. Without clarifying, he also tweeted that a first set of tunnels would be to "alleviate greater LA urban congestion," adding that the...

  • CHICAGO— President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. People will have 45 days to shop for 2018 coverage, starting Nov. 1 and...

  • WASHINGTON/ OTTAWA, July 20- Top Canadian and Mexican diplomats expressed optimism on Thursday that a NAFTA deal could be reached early next year and cautioned that widespread uncertainty over the future of the three-way trade agreement had slowed business investment. Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Geronimo Gutierrez, said his country wanted to...

  • But they still face an uphill battle for their top-flight legislative priority because of unhappy GOP senators. John McCain means the measure would fail if just two GOP senators vote against it. And the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says a revised GOP bill would produce 22 million added uninsured people by 2026.

  • Elon Musk says he got 'verbal govt' approval for Hyperloop between NY and DC

    Elon Musk says The Boring Company has verbal government approval to build an underground Hyperloop.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 20- Entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said that he had received "verbal government approval" to build an underground transport hyperloop between New York and Washington, although he did not say who gave the approval or how any such project would proceed. In two tweets on Thursday he said, "just received verbal government approval for the...