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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Challengers to President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the policy's legality even though it has been replaced with a revised plan. In separate letters to the court, the American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Hawaii said the justices should...

  • HAWAII SAYS IN LETTER TO SUPREME COURT THAT IT WILL CHALLENGE TRUMP'S NEW TRAVEL BAN.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday it believes that extending its 10- day waiver on shipping limitations to Puerto Rico is not needed to support relief efforts for the hurricane-ravaged island. Homeland issued the waiver of the Jones Act on Sept. 28, which runs out on Sunday, after a request by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo...

  • Trump's three successive moves to block entry into the United States by people from several predominantly Muslim countries have been among his most contentious acts since taking office in January. That ban had targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. The new open-ended ban announced in a presidential proclamation on Sept. 24 removed...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- Challengers to President Donald Trump's travel restrictions targeting several Muslim-majority countries on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to dismiss a major case on the legality of the action even though he has issued a new policy to replace it. The expired ban had targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.

  • SALINAS, Puerto Rico/ NEW YORK, Oct 4- In the rural village of Salinas in southern Puerto Rico, frayed electric lines hanging from a utility pole blew in the breeze last week near the town square. It will be much harder for the chronically underfunded Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which went bankrupt in July amid mounting maintenance problems, years-long...

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  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 28- In a bid to boost energy development, U.S. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. The U.S. Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its recommendations on the sanctuaries, located in the Pacific, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic, next month.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Republican senators John McCain and Mike Lee introduced a bill on Thursday to permanently waive shipping restrictions on Puerto Rico, saying a temporary waiver from the Trump administration is "insufficient" to help the island rebuild from Hurricane Maria. President Donald Trump's administration earlier on Thursday waived the...

  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 28- In a bid to boost energy development, U.S. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. The U.S. Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its recommendations on the sanctuaries, located in the Pacific, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic, next month.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Broken electricity poles and streetlights list into the middle of highways. Hurricane Maria's devastation of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico last week left the entire island and its 3.4 million residents without power. "They should be complete with their initial damage assessment in days or maybe a week- not weeks or months,"...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Broken electricity poles and streetlights list into the middle of highways. Hurricane Maria's devastation of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico last week left the entire island and its 3.4 million residents without power. Maria struck Puerto Rico as a very dangerous Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, with winds up to 155...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Broken electricity poles and streetlights list into the middle of highways. Hurricane Maria's devastation of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico last week left the entire island and its 3.4 million residents without power. Maria struck Puerto Rico as a very dangerous Category 4 hurricane on Wednesday, with winds up to 155...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban after the White House announced tailored restrictions on eight countries that legal experts said stand a better chance at holding up in court. The high court canceled oral arguments scheduled for Oct. 10 to decide whether or...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- President Donald Trump's announcement on Sunday restricting travelers from an expanded list of countries has already been roundly criticized by immigrant and civil rights groups as no more lawful than his previous travel ban, but it could stand a better chance of holding up in court, legal experts said. The new presidential proclamation,...

  • Sept 19- Hurricane Maria was on course Tuesday to slam Puerto Rico with a direct hit that could devastate the island's underfunded power grid, still recovering from Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. Irma grazed Puerto Rico, knocking out power to more than 1 million of PREPA's 1.5 million customers, according to the U.S. Energy Department. This is an unprecedented...

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, introduced a bill on Thursday that would make it easier for the government to stop mergers and another that would raise fees that companies pay for merger reviews. One bill would lessen the burden on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which review...

  • *Invitation to White House slammed by some rights groups. President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investing in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investments in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year and wants to signal he is still...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- President Donald Trump welcomed Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, praising his country for investments in the United States while steering clear of an American investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year and wants to signal he is still...