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  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill. The group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable...

  • "I've never felt that we should legalize marijuana," Sessions said in response to a question from a reporter during a press conference in San Diego announcing record-breaking narcotics seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard in fiscal 2017.. Since taking over the helm of the Justice Department in February, Sessions has made drugs, violent crime and illegal immigration...

  • The new restaurant stocks Dubai's most-extensive selection of American craft beer, part of a major $23.5 billion market for customers wanting a different style of ale. It represents a new scene for Dubai, long known as the Manhattan of the Mideast, with chic skyscraper bars serving the fanciest of cocktails while the typical tap offers only the standard lagers.

  • The possibility of imminent breakdowns. Katy Wolk-Stanley, a Portland, Oregon, labor and delivery nurse, has a short list of things she'll buy new, including personal care items and certain clothing. There's no reason to stop, "says Wolk-Stanley, who blogs as The Non-Consumer Advocate.

  • SEATTLE— The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in...

  • 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...

  • When Uber began operating in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any permits, so it used a software tool it had created called Greyball to block regulators from booking rides. Uber stopped using the software after it received approval to operate its service in Portland in April 2015. Portland launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in...

  • WASHINGTON— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the initial request for use of a government plane for his European trip last month was about national security and not his own personal convenience on his honeymoon. Mnuchin said as a member of the president's National Security Council he needed a secure communication link with Washington and his...

  • Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the largest attempted by a Chinese-backed firm in the U.S. microchip sector and was the first announced deal for the buyout fund, which launched last year with a focus on technology investment. Trump's decision chimes with the views of the Committee on...

  • Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the largest attempted by a Chinese-backed firm in the U.S. microchip sector and was the first announced deal for the buyout fund, which launched last year with a focus on technology investment. Trump's decision chimes with the views of the Committee on...

  • A federal panel that reviews foreign investment in the United States for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3 billion purchase of Lattice Semiconductor last week. Most acquisitions in the United States and Europe go through without incident, but some purchases of high-tech companies have prompted criticism they might represent...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds. Trump's order Wednesday came after a federal panel that reviews foreign investment for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3 billion takeover of Lattice Semiconductor...

  • President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3- billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor...

  • President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3- billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor...

  • SALEM, Ore.— Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at "powder keg levels." Zinke's directive Tuesday for department managers and superintendents to aggressively prevent...

  • President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners planned $1.3- billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the...

  • President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners planned $1.3- billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.