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  • WASHINGTON— With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by Sept. 30 in the Senate or face the prospect of a Democratic filibuster.

  • BOSTON, Sept 19- Vanguard Group needs its hands-off investor base to pay attention. On Nov. 15 the world's largest mutual fund company will stage its broadest shareholder meeting in eight years and needs enough individual investors to vote on measures such as installing three new fund board members including Tim Buckley, who is set to take over as Vanguard chief...

  • PITTSBURGH— Uber has resumed self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh following a crash on Monday. According to police spokeswoman Sonya Toler, the Uber driver was in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash. The company had previously suspended its nationwide self-driving fleet for two days in March after a crash in Arizona.

  • WASHINGTON— Time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders dove into a frantic hunt for votes Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Would he step back in line with fellow Republicans now that there was a bill co-written by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 15- Trade between the United States and Mexico would not end if the North American Free Trade Agreement was terminated, Mexico's foreign minister said on Friday, after a new U.S. plan emerged to build a five-year sunset provision into the treaty. President Donald Trump and his officials, Mexico, Canada and the United States have set an ambitious...

  • Beautiful Little Redfish Lake at night with Sawtooth mountains in Idaho in the background and star filled sky with milky way.

    Idaho hopes to establish the first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level. "If Congress preempts state and local governments from enacting smart safety protections, the adoption of...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. "We know the night sky has inspired people for many thousands of years," said John Barentine, program manager at the Tucson, Arizona- based International Dark-Sky Association. Leaders in the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley, the tiny mountain town of Stanley, other...

  • VANCOUVER, Sept 14- Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp's threat this week to freeze investments in Greece after years of frustrating and costly permit delays highlighted the risks the industry faces when it strays away from mining-friendly countries. From Indonesia and Tanzania to South Africa and Zambia, governments are demanding greater control over...

  • PHOENIX— Motel 6 says its employees in Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents following news reports that its workers were providing guests' names to agents who later arrested 20 of the people on immigration charges. The news that Motel 6 workers in Phoenix were aiding ICE agents immediately thrust the chain into the...

  • BOSTON, Sept 14- U.S. prosecutors have identified Insys Therapeutics Inc's billionaire founder as an unindicted co-conspirator in a case accusing six former executives and managers of participating in a scheme that involved bribing doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based drug, according to a court document. John Kapoor, who stepped down as chief executive of...

  • DOVER, Del.— An Arizona-based pharmaceutical company targeted in lawsuits and criminal investigations over its marketing of a highly addictive painkiller has filed a related patent-infringement lawsuit against a rival drug maker. Insys Therapeutics filed the complaint against Teva Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday in federal court in Delaware.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Two rival pop-culture conventions in California and Utah will remain locked in a court battle over "comic con" naming rights after a judge's split decision kept either side from declaring victory. More than 100 events from Arizona to New York use some version of "comic con," giving weight to Utah's argument that it's a generic term, according to the...

  • Larry Hogan on Tuesday ordered the state's top legal official to sue a federal agency over new airline flight routes that the Republican said have made many Maryland families "miserable in their own homes." A lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen program should include routes for both Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood...

  • PHOENIX— Republican lawmakers from 19 states are trying to develop a plan in Arizona this week for carrying out a growing, but unlikely, national effort to amend the Constitution to require a balanced U.S. budget, a long-held goal of conservatives who believe out-of-control spending is harming the nation. All 27 amendments that have been adopted were proposed...

  • It doesn't take much to upend many Americans' finances. According to the Federal Reserve, 44 percent of U.S. adults say they would have trouble coming up with $400 to cover an unexpected expense. Surveys by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 51 percent of families with at least $2,000 in savings reported trouble paying the bills after a financial shock.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Days after President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. On Tuesday, Pena, who came to the United States from Brazil as a teenager, learned that her authorization to work and protection from deportation under DACA will lapse in 2019, before the car...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- U.S Customs and Border Patrol has awarded four additional contracts to design prototypes for a wall along the southern border of the United States, another step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's campaign promise. Last week, the agency awarded four contracts for concrete wall prototypes and the latest contracts will be for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7- A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle technology. The cars will come from Drive.ai, a Mountain View, California, startup that builds software to turn cars into autonomous vehicles.

  • BOSTON, Sept 6- Insys Therapeutics Inc sought to manipulate insurance payment approval for an opioid cancer pain drug called Subsys even if for inappropriate uses, according to a U.S. Senate report on the opioid crisis released on Wednesday. The report was the first by McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...