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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...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- President Donald Trump is set to welcome Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, a meeting expected to focus on security issues while steering clear of a U.S. investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year and wants to signal he is still welcome at...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country's southern coast late on Thursday, causing cracks in buildings and triggering a small tsunami, authorities said. Alejandro Murat, the state governor, said 23 deaths were registered in Oaxaca, 17 of them in...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but this...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped to its highest level in more than two years last week amid a surge in applications in hurricane-ravaged Texas, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming jobs market. A Labor Department official said last week's data had been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,...

  • Sept 7- The U.S. energy storage market fell 11 percent in the second quarter as utilities connected fewer large projects to the grid, but batteries deployed in homes and businesses hit a record thanks to state incentives in California and Hawaii and lower prices on the technology. Overall, the U.S. deployed 38 megawatts of new energy storage during the period, down...