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  • Aug 16- OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc said it was exploring strategic alternatives after its experimental drug failed to show survival benefit in a late-stage study in patients with advanced prostate cancer. The Bothell, Washington- based company's stock tumbled about 35 percent to 58 cents in premarket trading. OncoGenex said on Tuesday it planned to...

  • SEATTLE— When federal agents arrested a Russian man in the Maldives in 2014, they found 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers on his laptop computer, a federal prosecutor told the jury during opening statements. Attorney Seth Wilkinson said of Roman Seleznev. Seleznev's trial in U.S. District Court is expected to run more than two weeks.

  • NEW YORK— The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure. For most of its existence, the amendment had broad bipartisan support in Congress, but that's now changed. Even if Clinton wins, Democrats...

  • GENEVA/ PARIS, Aug 16- The world's two largest jetmakers are bracing for the next round in a transatlantic spat over billions of dollars of aircraft subsidies, amid accusations of widening U.S. support for Boeing and persistent European aid to Airbus. After a year-long lull, the world's biggest trade dispute will enter a crucial phase in coming months,...

  • The leading U.S. Senate proponent of taking action on global warming was Republican John McCain. But Republicans and Tea Party activists became more convinced that it was— to quote the repeated tweets of presidential nominee Donald Trump— a "hoax." A Republican senator tossed a snowball on the Senate floor for his proof.

  • SEATTLE— When federal agents arrested a Russian man in the Maldives in 2014, they found 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers on his laptop computer, a federal prosecutor told the jury Monday during opening statements. Attorney Seth Wilkinson said of Roman Seleznev. Seleznev's trial in U.S. District Court is expected to run more than two weeks.

  • SEATTLE— Prosecutors describe Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker, as a master hacker who orchestrated an international scheme that resulted in about $170 million in fraudulent credit card purchases. Seleznev faces a 40- count indictment that charges him with running a hacking scheme from 2008 until his arrest in the Maldives in July 2014.

  • *East& West Coast refiners may import more foreign crude. NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Aug 12- It may seem odd that the opening of one pipeline crossing through four U.S. Gulf Coast refiners and North Dakota oil producers will reap the benefits.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • District Judge Thelton Henderson in San Francisco said consumers may pursue a claim that General Mills violated the federal Nutrition Labeling and Education Act since it "misbranded" Cheerios Protein, which is sold in Oats& Honey and Cinnamon Almond flavors. Mike Siemienas, a General Mills spokesman, said the Minneapolis- based company does not discuss...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. In a letter to the petitioners, the DEA said it had asked the Department of Health and Human Services for a scientific and medical evaluation of the issue. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado...

  • A sign with a DEA badge marks the entrance to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum in Arlington, Virginia.

    The U.S. government will announce that it will allow more research into marijuana but will reject requests to loosen the drug's classification.

  • SEATTLE, Aug 9- A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle over a landmark law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. Seattle last year became the first U.S. city to pass a law giving drivers for ride-hailing apps, as well as taxi and for-hire drivers, the right to collectively negotiate on pay and working conditions.

  • These include Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Washington, Florida and New York would fare best, with reserve balances that exceed potential shortfalls. The remaining states sampled, California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, fall between those two groups.

  • These include Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Washington, Florida and New York would fare best, with reserve balances that exceed potential shortfalls. The remaining states sampled, California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, fall between those two groups.

  • These include Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. Washington, Florida and New York would fare best, with reserve balances that exceed potential shortfalls. The remaining states sampled, California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin, fall between those two groups.

  • Aug 5- Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google's self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years. Alphabet Inc's Google had named Urmson chief technical officer of the project after it hired former Hyundai executive John Krafcik to be chief executive of the project. Urmson, who joined the project when it...

  • Aug 5- Chris Urmson, who was instrumental in building Google's self-driving car project, said on Friday he is leaving the team after seven and a half years. Alphabet Inc's Google had named Urmson chief technical officer of the project after it hired former Hyundai executive John Krafcik to be chief executive of the project. Urmson, who joined the project when it...