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Calgary continuing single-use plastics report despite federal ban

Despite the announcement of a federal ban, Calgary is continuing with a scoping report on how to reduce or eliminate the use of single-use plastic items....

Calgary continuing single-use plastics report despite federal ban

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Federal cabinet ministers visit Edmonton, Calgary in wake of Trans Mountain approval Two federal cabinet ministers are making appearances in Alberta Wednesday following the Trudeau government's second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion....
19:13 2019-06-19

No new clues in federal report on motorcycle crash that killed 7 Westfield Transport hired Volodymyr Zhukovskyy despite his driving history. He's charged with killing 7 people in a motorcycle crash in Randolph, NH.        ...
20:52 2019-07-24

Report: Former federal official spoke of shooting a judge CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department found that the former head of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Chicago office who stepped down last year without explanation made an “inappropriate comment about shooting a judge” during a firearms training exercise. The Justice Department’s i...
18:39 2019-06-06

R. Kelly arrested on child pornography, other federal charges in Chicago, report says R. Kelly, the 52-year-old R&B singer, was arrested Thursday on federal sex crime charges in Chicago and is expected to be brought to New York, a report said....
07:26 2019-07-12

Qualcomm shares plunge on report federal judge rules it has violated antitrust law Shares of Qualcomm sank more than 12% in premarket trading Wednesday after a federal judge ruled the company unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal....
12:26 2019-05-22

Rocket Report: SpaceX sues the federal government, Chinese launch failure Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 2.01 of the Rocket Report! This week marks one year since the first report. What started as an experiment has grown into something that a lot of people read. So thank you for joining. And if you appreci...
14:39 2019-05-24

Powell says the strong June jobs report did not change the Federal Reserve outlook Fed Chairman Jerome Powell was asked by Congress on Wednesday whether the recent strong U.S. jobs report changed his perspective on cutting interest rates....
18:26 2019-07-10

Deutsche Bank reportedly ignored employees' calls to report Trump transactions to federal watchdog Trump's relationships with Deutsche Bank have drawn scrutiny in Congress and elsewhere. Trump sued the bank last month to prevent it from complying with Congressional subpoenas....
16:26 2019-05-21

| WATCH: Why Ebola is continuing to spread in the Congo The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in global public health say....
14:00 2019-06-20

Amnesty warns war crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur Amnesty International says Sudanese security forces are continuing to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region....
13:26 2019-06-11

Pakistan Continuing To Commit Ceasefire Violations, Says Centre Pakistan continues to commit ceasefire violations on the border, despite repeated reminders by India to adhere to all established norms of humanitarian and military conduct, the Ministry of External......
22:13 2019-08-01

What’s Happening in Sudan? A Guide to the Revolution and Continuing Conflict Although mass protests and Sudan’s military joined to force a longtime dictator, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, out of power, talks between civilian leaders and generals have collapsed....
23:52 2019-06-04

Tacko Fall continuing to turn heads at NBA summer league Tacko Fall is continuing to take the Las Vegas Summer League by storm. The 7-foot-6 big man, who is seeking a roster spot on the Celtics, scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had four blocks in 17 minutes to help lead Boston to a 113-87 victory over the Grizzlies on Thursday night in Las......
14:26 2019-07-12

UPDATE 3-AMS does not see 'sufficient basis' for continuing takeover talks with Osram Austria's AMS AG said on Tuesday it did not see "sufficient basis" for continuing its discussions with Osram Licht to acquire the German technology company, one day after Osram made public the approach by AMS....
02:39 2019-07-16

UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate ‘continuing exodus of Venezuelans’ A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday....
09:39 2019-07-09

Licensed to fill out: from Stranger Things to Star Wars, the tie-in novels continuing the story After the credits roll, have you ever wanted to know what happened next? Authors explain how they win the blessing of Hollywood – and fansIf you’ve ever wondered what Han Solo did after the Battle of Endor, or whether Doctor Who would enjoy the Isle of Lewis, then you’re in luck. These days, fans of...
15:26 2019-06-04

Federal watchdog agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act The report found that Conway violated the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic Presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”...
01:01 2019-06-14

We need to talk about virgin plastics As the EU waves through the single-use plastics ban, broadly shuns fracking and pushes for decarbonization by 2050, plans for a wholesale contradiction involving INEOS and US ethane are underway in the city of Antwerp....
14:39 2019-05-21

New plastics mean new opportunities for Borealis in N.C. An innovation in automotive-grade thermoplastics provided the Austrian company an opportunity to pursue new U.S. business with a $15 million plant in the Southeast....
11:00 2019-08-12

Canada to ban single-use plastics TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada plans to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. Trudeau says a science-based review will determine which products to ban. The government is considering items such as water bottles, plastic bags and straws. Trudeau said Monday his government...
16:13 2019-06-10

‘Continuing absence’ of political solution to Israel-Palestine conflict ‘undermines and compounds’ UN efforts to end wholesale crisis The UN is “continuing to address the humanitarian, economic and political crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” but efforts are continually undermined by the lack of any political progress towards a two-State solution, said the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) on Monday....
14:52 2019-05-21

Calgary Really Doesn't Want To Let The Public Have A Say On New Flames Arena Deal Calgary was—was—one of the success stories in the stadium scam. The city’s leadership had stood strong against a 2017 push to replace the Saddledome with a new arena for the Flames, and, ultimately the city residents made the decision. Amid an unprecedented attempt by the NHL and Gary Bettman to for...
15:39 2019-07-23

Calgary man presumed dead after being swept up in B.C. river: RCMP A 39-year-old Alberta man went missing on May 29 just before 6 p.m. and is believed to have drowned after being "swept away with the fast-rising water," RCMP said....
23:39 2019-06-04

By the numbers: How does Calgary’s proposed new arena stack up against other NHL rinks The plan for the $550-million event centre, which will host not only NHL games but other sports and entertainment events, will see taxpayers forking over a great deal of the funds going into the building. ...
02:13 2019-07-25

Canada to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems....
06:13 2019-06-11

Calgary homeowners frustrated with ‘overwhelming’ gopher invasion: ‘It’s an infestation’ It's being called a rodent invasion. Homeowners in a northeast Calgary community are frustrated with dozens of gophers that have tunneled into their yards....
03:26 2019-06-17

Sustainable art and design: How Calgary artists, entrepreneurs are repurposing and upcycling Whether sustainability was their main objective or not, Calgarians have come up with a variety of ways to upcycle and repurpose everything from skateboards to skulls....
18:26 2019-07-31

Coke and Pepsi abandon the plastics lobby Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, two major sellers of plastic bottles, have made sweeping sustainability commitments. Now they are stepping away from a plastics lobbying group....
16:52 2019-08-01

Sperm counts are on the decline – could plastics be to blame? A recent study that tested both men and dogs added to concerns that chemicals in the environment are damaging the quality and quantity of sperm• Help us reach our $150,000 goal to fund this series. Make a contributionSurprising new research into dog sperm has reproductive biologists concerned about ...
09:00 2019-05-24

Official: Canada to announce ban on single-use plastics TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government plans to announce it is moving to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021. A senior government official said late Sunday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make the announcement Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not au...
07:26 2019-06-10

Canada plans to announce ban on single-use plastics TORONTO — The Canadian government plans to announce it is moving to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, a senior government official said late Sunday The official said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would make the announcement Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they we...
22:39 2019-06-10

5 premiers don cowboy duds, flip pancakes on Calgary Stampede visit Five premiers with similar grievances against Ottawa gathered Monday for an informal confab in Calgary, where they shared notes ahead of this week's first ministers' meeting and took in some Stampede festivities....
05:39 2019-07-09

Calgary announcement sees feds pledge $24.5M to fund cannabis use research Minister Bill Blair announced funding for Canada-based research into cannabis use, research into the impact of legalized cannabis on public health and public awareness projects....
00:26 2019-05-23

Jason Kenney to meet with other conservative premiers at Calgary Stampede breakfast Jason Kenney will join Ontario Premier Doug Ford, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod at McDougall Centre on Monday....
01:00 2019-07-08

Protester storms stage at 2019 Global Petroleum Show in Calgary A protester who said he does not want the province of Alberta “to be polluted” stormed the stage at the 2019 Global Petroleum Show in Calgary on Tuesday....
21:52 2019-06-11

Trudeau stresses balancing economy, environment during brief Calgary Stampede visit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was speaking at a reception for Liberal Party donors during the Calgary Stampede, where he had fewer public appearances than in past years....
02:26 2019-07-14

Horses crash into fence at Calgary Stampede’s ‘half mile of hell’ One night after a second horse died following an incident at the Calgary Stampede’s chuckwagon races, one or more horses crashed into a fence Thursday night on the track known as the “half mile of hell.”...
10:52 2019-07-12

Calgary chosen to host 2023 World Petroleum Congress, the ‘Olympics of oil and gas’ The congress will inject Calgary's economy with $65 million and bring over 5,000 people to the city, according to the World Petroleum Council of Canada....
00:13 2019-06-24

Weed ban means no Rocky Mountain high for Canada's Calgary Stampede Canada's Calgary Stampede, known as the country's biggest and booziest annual party, is banning the use of cannabis on its grounds in the first year that legislators made the drug legal across the country....
19:39 2019-07-05

Canada To Ban Single-Use Plastics In 2021, Says PM Justin Trudeau Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world's......
18:13 2019-06-10

Vanuatu to ban disposable nappies in plastics crackdown: 'We had no choice' Nation suffering disproportionately from climate emergency to phase in ban, believed to be world first, by DecemberIt is but a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, but the island state of Vanuatu is leading the global fight against plastic waste. The nation, which has already introduced one of the tough...
09:39 2019-06-22

Canada may start banning single-use plastics by 2021 Canada could start banning single-use plastics like grocery bags, straws, forks and knives as soon as 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday....
17:39 2019-06-11

New petrochemical projects not expected to be hurt by single-use plastics ban One of Canada's largest producers of plastics says there will be plenty of room for future growth in output despite a proposal by Ottawa to ban certain single-use plastic products by 2021....
01:52 2019-06-11

Canada will ban 'harmful' single-use plastics as early as 2021 Justin Trudeau said his government is drawing inspiration from EU in planning ban on water bottles, plastic bags and strawsCanada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, Justin Trudeau said on Monday.The prime minister said the specific items to be banned will be determined based on a science...
18:13 2019-06-10

Canada plans to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics by 2021 Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems....
06:26 2019-06-11

Charges laid against Calgary-based Journey Energy over 2017 pipeline spills A Calgary-based energy company is scheduled to go to court this summer to answer to charges laid in connection with a pair of pipeline spills in 2017....
01:13 2019-06-22

Andrew Scheer flips pancakes, spreads election message at Calgary stampede Andrew Scheer spent his day glad-handing and flipping pancakes in the only two Calgary ridings the Conservatives lost in the 2015 election. They were the first seats the Liberals won in the city in 47 years....
21:52 2019-07-06

Clothes that grow: 10 bold ideas to reduce ocean plastics Microbeads made from plants not plastic and clothes that stretch as a baby grows are some of the ideas to be awarded a slice of £6m to prevent further ocean pollution....
00:52 2019-08-10

Plastics pollution? Course urged golfers to hit balls into Lake Michigan A diver and photographer commissioned by the Free Press found hundreds of balls in Lake Michigan off Arcadia Bluffs' 12th hole.        ...
08:13 2019-07-24

Air quality worsens in eastern Alberta amid wildfires Saturday, advisory lifted in Calgary The thickest smoke on Saturday morning extended from northeastern British Columbia through eastern portions of Whitecourt, Drayton Valley, Red Deer and much of southern Alberta....
22:13 2019-06-01

‘We Owe It to Our Kids to Keep the Environment Clean.’ Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics as Early as 2021 Canada has set a goal to ban single-use plastics by as early as 2021 in a measure aimed at reducing waste that ends up in the ecosystem, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. Single-use plastics such as bags, straws and cutlery will be prohibited in the country, which throws away about 3 m...
09:52 2019-06-11

From gas in Russia to China-bound plastics, Austria's OMV shifts focus for growth After years of largely banking on low-cost Russia for growth, OMV is shifting attention towards the Middle East as its chemist chief executive chases his vision of making the Austrian oil and gas group a major supplier of plastics....
12:26 2019-06-18

Committee backs Ottawa councillor’s motion to study phasing out single-use plastics in city buildings "You should be able to come to city hall and expect not to eat a meal off of foam plates and use plastic forks and knives," said Coun. Catherine McKenney, who put forward the motion....
21:00 2019-06-18

As plastics foul the world’s oceans, world leaders struggle over how to respond Leaders of the Group of 20 vowed in June to battle ocean plastic pollution — but they failed to make any commitment to turn off the tap of rising plastic production. It was a victory for the plastics industry and the Trump administration....
06:39 2019-07-19

Canada to ban 'harmful' single-use plastics 'as early as 2021,' Trudeau says “As early as 2021, Canada will ban harmful single-use plastics from coast to coast,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.        ...
17:39 2019-06-11

Tulsi Gabbard to report for active duty with National Guard for two weeks: report Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will take a two-week hiatus from the campaign trail to report for active duty in Indonesia with the National Guard, the Democrat announced on Monday....
15:13 2019-08-13

Democrats Warn That Federal ‘Red Flag’ Law Would Not Be Enough Congressional Democrats insisted that a new bill to make it easier for the police to take guns away from people deemed dangerous must be paired with an expansion of background checks....
02:39 2019-08-08

Here’s where the federal parties stand on the carbon tax For the first time in years, climate change and environmental policies are shaping up to be a major issue in the federal election campaign this fall....
13:13 2019-07-17

US Federal Reserve is 'doing a fine job,' IMF's Zhang says The U.S. Federal Reserve has come under fire in recent months for not lowering interest rates but the IMF's deputy managing director defended the central bank....
19:39 2019-07-15

20% federal inmates are immigrants, mostly Mexican One-fifth of all federal prison inmates are not U.S citizens, many facing illegal immigration charges, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons....
21:00 2019-07-05

Here are some of the goofiest federal laws still on the books Woe unto him who makes an unsanctioned visit to his quarantined llama. He could soon find himself up to his neck in federal charges. In America’s early days, the law was fairly simple. The Constitution specifies just three federal crimes: piracy, counterfeiting and treason. Since then, however, the ...
08:52 2019-06-19

About 3,100 federal inmates to be released early under new U.S. law Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice reform law signed last year by President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday....
20:39 2019-07-19

R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex Crime Charges: Everything We Know R. Kelly was arrested in on Thursday night for federal sex crimes in two states, with charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice. A federal law enforcement source told......
19:26 2019-07-12

AP source: Manafort to remain in federal custody WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a correctional facility in New York but will remain in federal custody while he faces state fraud charges. That’s according to a senior Justice Department official who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press. ...
14:26 2019-06-18

He was a college star, an NBA player, then a federal prisoner. Now, he wants to help others William Bedford, who played for the Suns and Pistons, graduated from Memphis' Manhood University after his prison term. Now, he wants to help others.       ...
23:00 2019-07-20

Biden now says he opposes ban on federal money for abortion ATLANTA (AP) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has reversed course and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. Biden’s reversal came after rivals and women...
07:00 2019-06-07

Federal judge blocks new Arkansas abortion ban A federal judge has blocked a new abortion law from taking effect in Arkansas, which aims to ban the procedure statewide after 18 weeks of pregnancy....
19:26 2019-07-24

R. Kelly has been arrested on federal sex trafficking charges NBC New York is reporting that music artist R. Kelly, long the subject of allegations of abusive and controlling behavior toward multiple women, has been arrested in Chicago tonight on federal charges of sex trafficking. The arrest was reportedly made by a mixture of NYPD officers and Homeland Secur...
08:52 2019-07-12

New encryption powers used at least five times by federal and NSW police Commonwealth Ombudsman calls for Peter Dutton’s ability to censor its reports on the process to be revokedNew encryption powers to seek assistance from tech companies to spy on users have been used at least five times by federal and New South Wales police.The Commonwealth Ombudsman has revealed to a...
21:52 2019-07-09

Roger Stone Pissed Off a Federal Judge Again As diabolically smart as he is, pro-Trump political hit man Roger Stone certainly does some extremely dumb things. Yet again, his behavior might land him in jail pending a November trial for lying to Congress, obstructing justice, and witness tampering. I know I’ve said that before, but this time he...
00:13 2019-06-23

R Kelly arrested on federal sex trafficking charges R&B singer expected to be taken from Chicago to New York to face charges relating to child pornography and obstruction of justice R&B singer R Kelly has been arrested on sex trafficking charges, according to American law officials.The 52-year old was arrested in Chicago on Thursday night on 13 feder...
09:39 2019-07-12

Federal Budget Would Raise Spending by $320 Billion Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, are close to a deal to increase spending and raise the government’s borrowing limit....
00:00 2019-07-23

Federal lawsuit filed to block Ala. abortion ban Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. (May 24)        ...
02:13 2019-05-25

Supreme Court: Federal courts have no say in gerrymandering On its final day before recessing for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday states have the power to draw their districts as they see fit, and that federal courts have no say in the matter....
18:52 2019-06-27

Federal Reserve unlikely to raise rates in 2019 Rest easy: The Fed’s punch bowl isn’t going anywhere. Even if economic conditions improve this year, members of the Federal Reserve agreed that they won’t likely raise interest rates, according to minutes released Wednesday from the Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day meeting that concluded earl...
04:39 2019-05-23

Ex-Philly sheriff gets five years in federal corruption case Philadelphia’s longest-serving sheriff is now serving behind bars. Former Philly Sheriff John Green was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday for a long running pay-to-play scheme that saw him pocket $675,000 in kickbacks, including a new house, a cozy job for his wife and more th...
04:13 2019-08-02

Ohio Man Threatened to Shoot Federal Agents, Authorities Say The F.B.I. found AR-15-style rifles and about 10,000 rounds of ammunition at a home in Boardman where Justin Olsen was living, according to a court filing....
05:00 2019-08-14

Federal judge releases USC records in gynecologist lawsuit LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California records reveal medical experts hired to evaluate a campus gynecologist after years of complaints reported there was evidence he preyed on Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy.” The Los Angeles Times reports the confidential rep...
21:00 2019-05-24

MTA to hire ex-federal prosecutor to probe overtime abuse The MTA plans to hire a former federal prosecutor to probe the agency’s rampant overtime abuse issues, a source said. The agency is seeking board approval to retain Carrie Cohen, who co-chairs workplace misconduct investigations at the law firm Morrison & Foerster’s, according to a source fami...
07:52 2019-06-12

R. Kelly to be taken to NY to face federal charges there, judge orders R. Kelly is going to New York soon, for a hearing on Aug. 2 to face federal sex-crime charges in Brooklyn.        ...
02:52 2019-07-20

2 Men Make a Federal Case Out of Being Blocked on Twitter by the Notorious AOC Conservative critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are coming for the New York progressive, saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to being blocked from blocking trolls folks on Twitter....
06:26 2019-07-11

Sealed Air, Under Federal Investigation, Switches Audit Firms Sealed Air Corp. has dismissed audit firm Ernst & Young and hired PricewaterhouseCoopers, citing dissatisfaction over the audit-firm selection process and a possibility it could be forced by the government to change auditors, the company disclosed....
00:13 2019-08-15

Federal Reserve fixed its own fumble by cutting rates Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell telegraphed to the markets that a rate cut is coming. There seems to be quite a bit of uncertainty over why the Fed would cut rates so shortly after aggressively raising them — eight times since 2016, with the most recent hike just last December. Muc...
17:13 2019-07-14

The federal government cut taxes, but Texas raised mine Dear John: Let me help in my tiny little way to [explain] the economy. The federal government cut taxes. I am retired, so for me it was modest. My city (in Texas) immediately saw an opportunity to raise water rates, the county saw the same opportunity to raise property values, and the state raised o...
17:13 2019-07-14

Federal Agency Terminates Agreement With Kentucky Hospital PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal agency has decided to stop reimbursing a southeastern Kentucky hospital where an inspection found numerous problems. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated its agreement last week with the Southeast Kentucky Medic...
18:13 2019-05-31

Trump orders federal agencies to 'streamline' GMO regulations President Donald Trump has ordered federal agencies to streamline their "agricultural biotechnology regulatory process" to make it easier for companies to develop and market genetically modified foods....
21:00 2019-06-12

Federal authorities: suspect fatally shoots self in Arizona SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect is dead after a car chase involving federal agents in south Scottsdale. They say the man fatally shot himself Thursday afternoon. His name and age haven’t been released yet along with information on why the suspect was wanted. Officials with t...
04:26 2019-08-02

The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn't Really Matter Anymore The national payfloor of $7.25 an hour hasn’t been adjusted for a decade, the longest it has ever gone unchanged. Here’s why workers can shrug it off....
16:39 2019-08-11

Ronaldo rape lawsuit moved to federal court A lawsuit filed in September in Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape is being moved to federal court to facilitate contact with Ronaldo, according to the woman's lawyer....
23:13 2019-06-05

Over 1,200 health experts say pharmacare should be in federal election platforms They say comprehensive public medication programs have improved access and reduced costs everywhere they've been implemented and want to keep national pharmacare in Canada from becoming a partisan issue....
17:52 2019-08-16

Federal prosecutor sits in at Garner administrative trial A federal prosecutor is sitting in on the administrative trial of a New York City police officer accused of killing Eric Garner with a chokehold banned by the department....
20:26 2019-06-05

House to vote on $15 federal minimum wage Thursday The House of Representatives will vote Thursday on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. The legislation, titled the Raise the Wage Act, is unlikely to be picked up by the Republican-controlled Senate....
02:00 2019-07-17

U.S. federal judge blocks use of some funds for border wall A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked the Trump administration's use of $1 billion in funds to construct a wall along the southern border with Mexico, but declined to issue a permanent injunction....
04:52 2019-06-29

U.S. federal death row inmate challenges January execution Lawyers for one of five federal prisoners scheduled by President Donald Trump's administration for execution have launched a two-pronged legal effort to prevent the government from carrying out the lethal injection slated for January....
15:26 2019-08-16

Pakistan Parliament Passes Rs 7.022 Trillion Federal Budget Pakistan's Parliament on Friday gave its nod to the Rs 7.022 trillion federal budget for the fiscal 2019-20, as the ruling party and its coalition partners comfortably defeated the Opposition's move......
04:39 2019-06-29

Police don't know how a man escaped federal custody, but they say he soon killed a DJ Dallas Jones disappeared in April. His name would pop up two months later after a shootout in Indianapolis, Indiana.        ...
01:39 2019-06-30

M.B.A. Students Have Billions in Federal Loans, Data Show Department of Education figures show that roughly 92,800 people who took out federal student loans and graduated with a master’s degree in business administration in 2016 and 2017 together had about $3.7 billion in such loans....
20:39 2019-08-03

Mississippi’s six-week abortion ban heads to federal court JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge who struck down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks, when many women may not know they...
15:39 2019-05-21

Federal judge rules Trump’s asylum ban illegal A federal judge has ruled president trump’s asylum ban is illegal. The ban aimed to temporarily bar migrants who illegally cross into the U.S. through the southern border from seeking asylum outside official ports of entry. District Judge Randolph moss determined Friday the policy is a violati...
07:13 2019-08-03

Federal government commits $73M to Toronto sewer improvements The funding will bolster $133 million in City funds already committed to reduce the amount of basement flooding over four wards in north-west Toronto....
23:00 2019-06-10

ABC headquarters in Sydney raided by Australian federal police Broadcaster’s managing director says raid over 2017’s The Afghan Files series ‘raises legitimate concerns over freedom of the press’The Australian federal police are raiding the ABC offices in Sydney over a series of articles the broadcaster ran in 2017 into the clandestine operations of Australian ...
08:39 2019-06-05

Federal Appeals Court OKs Trump’s Abortion Gag Rules In a decision Planned Parenthood called “devastating,” a federal appeals court Thursday ruled in favor of the Trump administration’s family planning gag rule intended to prevent health providers from making abortion referrals or discussing where a patient might have one....
02:39 2019-06-21

Adani still needs further federal approval despite pre-election green light Work related to groundwater research will need to be signed off as opponents say new government papers show mine is ‘not ready to go’Adani will not be allowed to dig any coal from its Carmichael mine until it gets further federal government approval – despite the Coalition’s pre-election green light...
01:13 2019-05-31

Boeing’s Dreamliner Plant Is Said to Face Federal Inquiry A Justice Department investigation of the 737 Max jet has widened to include a 787 factory in South Carolina where The New York Times found allegations of shoddy work and flawed quality control....
07:52 2019-06-29

Kellyanne Conway violated US law and should be fired, federal watchdog says White House spokesman says the agency’s report that the counselor had violated the Hatch Act was ‘deeply flawed’Follow the latest in US politics – liveA US federal watchdog is recommending that Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent and high-profile defenders, White House counselor Kellyanne Conwa...
15:00 2019-06-14

Federal prosecutors ask for life in prison plus 30 years for 'El Chapo' Captured Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman should spend the rest of his life in prison plus another 30 years, federal prosecutors wrote in court documents filed Wednesday....
05:26 2019-07-11

Budget office: U.S. federal deficit will top record $1 trillion The White House Office of Management and Budget says the 2019 federal deficit is projected to surpass the $1 trillion mark -- the highest it's been in years....
19:00 2019-07-16

No decision on Huawei and 5G before federal election call: Goodale Goodale says that's not likely to happen before campaigning begins for the Oct. 21 election, which is expected to get underway sometime in early September....
21:13 2019-07-31

Joe Biden Reverses Course on Banning Federal Funding for Abortion (ATLANTA) — After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. Biden’s reversal came after rivals and ...
04:26 2019-06-07

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges have been filed against a man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others. A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a...
02:39 2019-05-22

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates by 0.25% – its first in a decade US central bank signals growth is slowing in the world’s largest economyThe US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade in an indication that the world’s largest economy is running out of steam.The US central bank cut its key benchmark interest rate by a quarte...
20:39 2019-07-31

Treasury: Federal gov't has spent record $3.7T, widened deficit A new U.S. Treasury Department report says the federal government has spent a record $3.7 trillion so far this year -- the most it's used over the first 10 months of a U.S. fiscal year since the Great Recession....
21:26 2019-08-14

Federal judge blocks Mississippi ‘heartbeat’ abortion law A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked Mississippi from moving ahead with an abortion law that bans the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs at around six weeks on pregnancy....
04:39 2019-05-25

Biden reverses position on federal funding for abortion U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday he no longer supported a ban on the use of federal funds for most abortions, reversing course after sharp criticism from abortion-rights proponents....
06:13 2019-06-07

Big Banks Ace First Round of Federal Reserve's 'Stress Tests' The biggest banks in the U.S. have enough reserves to continue lending in a severe economic downturn, the Federal Reserve said in its annual review of large financial firms....
23:52 2019-06-21

Interest Rates on New Federal Student Loans Will Dip Slightly The rates, which will take effect on July 1, won’t make a big difference in monthly payments. But given the cost of college, one expert says, “this is a bit of good news.”...
23:13 2019-05-21

| Biden, in flip, opposes ban on federal funds for abortion Leading US Democrat Joe Biden, facing major pressure from several rivals chasing the party's 2020 presidential nomination, reversed his longstanding opposition to using federal funds for abortions....
13:26 2019-06-07

Former federal prisons executive to lead corrections agency FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former high-ranking official for the Federal Bureau of Prisons has been selected to serve as interim commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Corrections. State Justice Secretary John Tilley says Kathleen Kenney will join the department. Kenney has more than 25 years of ex...
13:26 2019-06-03

U.S. asks federal court to throw out Huawei lawsuit The U.S. government filed a motion on Wednesday asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that claimed the United States had acted illegally when it blacklisted Huawei's products....
02:00 2019-07-05

Federal judge orders gorilla’s return to Cincinnati Zoo CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has again ordered a California group to return a male silverback gorilla to the Ohio zoo where he was born. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled Friday in San Francisco that northern California’s Gorilla Foundation must transfer 37-year-old Ndume (nnn-DOO...
21:39 2019-06-08

Federal court: Trump can’t ban critics from Twitter account NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court says President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel agreed with a lower court judge who said Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks criti...
21:39 2019-07-09

‘American Taliban’ to be freed from federal prison this week Infamous “American Taliban” John Phillip Walker Lindh, who abandoned his California home to fight with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, will be sprung from a federal prison this Thursday. Lindh, 38, will walk out of the Indiana slammer after serving most of a 20-year sentence — with some time shaved...
21:39 2019-05-21

Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump, political candidates The nation's largest union of federal workers filed a lawsuit against the United States to protect employees' First Amendment rights to criticize President Donald Trump and other political candidates....
21:26 2019-08-14

Federal judge blocks ‘heartbeat’ abortion law in Mississippi Washington (CNN) – A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s...
02:26 2019-05-25

Federal judge rules in Rosemont Mine case TUCSON – A federal judge has ruled to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a Rosemont Mine open pit project in the Santa Rita Mountains. The ruling blocks Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals from beginning construction on the proposed $1.9 billion mine in the Coronado National Forest...
10:13 2019-08-01

Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Law, Federal Judge Rules Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to exact excessive licensing fees, a judge ruled in a decision that could shake up the smartphone industry....
16:13 2019-05-22

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warned Congress on Wednesday. “These are concern...
06:13 2019-07-11

Federal jury indicts Delaware man on ‘swatting’ hoaxes WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Delaware man accused of making hoax emergency calls to locations across the country, causing police and SWAT teams to respond. An indictment handed down May 16 against 29-year-old Rodney Allen Phipps of Georgetown was unsealed Monday. Prose...
21:00 2019-06-18

NYT: Sprint, T-Mobile merger could get federal approval next week Just days after AGs representing ten states filed suit to stop the combining of Sprint and T-Mobile, the New York Times reports the Justice Department is "moving closer" to approval. Doing so apparently hinges on an arrangement, previously reported,......
04:39 2019-06-15

Federal Judge Wraps Up Hearings Into CVS-Aetna Deal Two days of unprecedented court hearings on CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna wrapped up without a firm date for when a federal judge would rule on a Justice Department settlement that allowed the deal....
03:52 2019-06-07

Epstein death shifts federal focus to possible conspirators NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are turning their attention to possible charges against anyone who conspired with the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein in his alleged sexual abuse of underage girls. Two days after Epstein’s apparent suicide in jail, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said ...
09:26 2019-08-13

Federal government wants a cut of $270M Oklahoma got from opioid manufacturer Oklahoma received $270 million in its settlement with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturing giant behind dangerously addictive opioid OxyContin, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services want a portion of the windfall....
00:39 2019-06-29

US Asks Federal Court to Throw Out Huawei Lawsuit The US government filed a motion on Wednesday asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit by Huawei that claimed the US had acted illegally when it blacklisted Huawei's products....
11:52 2019-07-05

Fake prince sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Colombian native Anthony Gignac, who swindled millions from investors while pretending to be a prince from Saudi Arabia, was sentenced by a federal judge in Miami to 18 ½ years in prison Friday....
00:13 2019-06-02

Alito suggests chance to rein in federal agency power WASHINGTON (AP) — With one sentence Thursday, Justice Samuel Alito signaled his willingness to throw out the Supreme Court’s 84-year-old record of support for the broad powers of federal agencies, which reaches back to the New Deal. Alito’s comments and a dissenting opinion from another ...
10:13 2019-06-21

A federal appeals court panel is considering the future of the Affordable Care Act (NBC News) A panel of federal judges heard arguments against the Affordable Care Act Tuesday in the latest hearing that could put “Obamacare” in jeopardy. The court heard from Justice Department lawyers and attorneys repersenting 18 states that believe the health care law is unconstituti...
08:26 2019-07-10

UPDATE 1-U.S. asks federal court to throw out Huawei lawsuit The U.S. government filed a motion on Wednesday asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that claimed the United States had acted illegally when it blacklisted Huawei's products....
05:13 2019-07-05

Florida inmate indicted for federal building bomb threats PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida inmate has been indicted on federal charges for making several bomb threats that led to evacuations at federal buildings. The U.S. attorney’s office says 24-year-old Noah Stirn is now in federal custody. He is accused of making the threats from ...
20:26 2019-06-20

Alberta launches promised constitutional challenge of federal carbon tax The government said the federal tax, which is imposed on any province that doesn't establish its own policy, "disrupts the balance of Canada's federation."...
03:39 2019-06-21

Vote by House Democrats could take subpoena fight to federal court After House Democrats struck a deal with the Justice Department to see evidence from its Russia investigation, the chamber will vote Tuesday on whether to enforce subpoenas against Attorney General William Barr....
15:00 2019-06-11

Man who killed Arizona federal prison inmate gets life term TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Kentucky man who recently pleaded guilty to killing a federal inmate in Arizona six years ago has been sentenced to life in prison. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Dana Louis Mattingly of Louisville was sentenced Monday. Mattingly was serving a sentence for armed bank robb...
06:26 2019-06-21

Joe Biden says he now supports federal funding of abortion, in second apparent reversal Joe Biden said on Thursday that he supports the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for most abortions, after facing criticism this week for his support for the measure....
12:52 2019-06-07

No federal charges for New York policeman in 2014 'I can't breathe' death The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted 2014 arrest, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, Brooklyn's top federal prosecutor said on Tuesday....
19:52 2019-07-16

Paul Manafort transferred to federal prison in lower Manhattan Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, has been moved from a federal lockup in Pennsylvania to a lower Manhattan prison, a source said. Manafort, who was sentenced to more than seven years in March for financial crimes, also faces a number of state charges brought by Manhattan DA ...
13:39 2019-06-18

Federal judge continues blocking Arkansas abortion laws A federal judge in Arkansas ruled Tuesday that three Arkansas laws that would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close cannot be enforced while she considers a lawsuit challenging them....
12:26 2019-08-07

Federal Judge Bars ICE From Immigration Arrests at Massachusetts Courthouses (BOSTON) — A judge has barred federal authorities from arresting people at Massachusetts courthouses for civil immigration violations while a lawsuit challenging the practice plays out. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani issued the decision Thursday in the lawsuit brought against U.S. Immigrat...
01:52 2019-06-21

Elections Canada will not use social media ‘influencers’ in federal campaign Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election....
03:39 2019-06-21

President Trump can’t block you on Twitter, federal court rules A US federal court has ruled today that President Donald Trump can’t block his haters on Twitter. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit situated in New York said that since Trump uses the social network to communicate matters related to government affairs, he can’t bar some Ameri...
10:26 2019-07-10

Federal officials: 2019 wildfire season could be worse than last year As the Southwest is drying out, the threat for wildfires is ramping up and will continue to do so through July; however, if the monsoon season is weak as AccuWeather meteorologists expect, that threat could last into Aug...
16:39 2019-06-15

Federal prison guard convicted of raping inmate will get new trial A former Metropolitan Detention Center corrections officer accused of raping a female inmate is getting a new trial because prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that could potentially have exonerated him, according to court papers. A jury convicted ex-guard Carlos Martinez in January 2018 of agg...
01:13 2019-07-06

Federal grand jury probing GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy NEW YORK — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by the Associate...
18:39 2019-07-08

Trump administration asks court to let it restrict federal unions now An “erroneous injunction” issued by a lower court is hampering bargaining at several major agencies, the Justice Department told the U.S. Court of Appeals....
22:26 2019-07-24

Man in body armor fires shots outside federal building in Dallas Video has emerged of a man clad in body armor who fired several shots with a rifle outside a federal building in Dallas on Monday before being wounded by police and taken into custody, according to reports. In the footage tweeted by a KDFW editor, the man is seen taking aim with his rifle before......
18:52 2019-06-17

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates for the first time in a decade The Federal Reserve is cutting its key interest rate for the first time in a decade to try to counter threats ranging from uncertainties caused by President Donald Trump’s trade wars to chronically low inflation and a dim global outlook. The central bank cut its benchmark rate — which affects ...
22:39 2019-07-31

House votes to double federal minimum wage to $15 per hour The Democrat-led House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25, and the first proposed increase in a decade....
18:52 2019-07-18

SNC-Lavalin could avoid ban from federal contracts due to delay in policy update An internal federal document obtained by The Canadian Press shows the Liberal government was planning to announce a long-studied revision to its so-called "integrity regime" in early February....
18:39 2019-06-01

Federal Reserve lowers interest rates for 1st time since 2008 Weeks of speculation were put to rest Wednesday when the Federal Reserve announced a quarter-percent interest rate cut in its mid-year assessment of U.S. economic health....
21:39 2019-07-31

With federal ban looming, Chinese security cameras still in use at US military bases Chinese-made surveillance cameras are still operating at U.S. military bases and facilities across the country with only a few weeks to go until the devices are to be federally banned....
20:52 2019-07-18

Mysterious deaths of over 70 gray whales spark federal investigation Gene Johnson/AP About 70 whales have been found dead so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most since 2000. This has alarmed experts. In an average year, about 35 whales wash up in the US. Scientists in the US announced they will investigate the unusually ...
05:39 2019-06-02

Only the federal government can fix the affordable housing crisis. Where's the pressure? National shortage of affordable housing calls for federal action and resources. There's bipartisan support for proven solutions, so let's get it done.       ...
20:26 2019-07-31

House approves federal minimum wage hike to $15 an hour Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The House has approved legislation ...
23:39 2019-07-18

Second sex-crimes case against Jeffrey Epstein shows reach of federal law Federal prosecutors in New York say their case stands apart from an earlier Florida case because the crimes were committed in the financier’s Manhattan mansion....
12:13 2019-07-09

Federal Grant To Continue Youth-Support Services Program FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky agency says it has secured another $5 million federal grant to continue a program providing youth-support services. Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities says the latest grant will continue the program through ...
13:26 2019-06-19

SCOTUS allows states and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same crime In a 7-2 ruling, over dissents from Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch, the justices affirmed the so-called "dual sovereignty" exception to the Constitution's double jeopardy clause....
17:26 2019-06-17

Kamala Harris Is Seeking to Decriminalize Cannabis at the Federal Level Although 35 states in the union plus the District of Columbia have either legalized, decriminalized or made cannabis accessible for medicinal purposes, it is still illegal at the federal level. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is seeking to change that by introducing a bill that would decriminalize the...
22:26 2019-07-23

Federal judge dismisses racketeering claims against Trump family A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday dismissed racketeering claims against President Trump and three of his children that were part of a lawsuit alleging the Trump family promoted sham marketing opportunities which brought hundreds of thousands in losses for investors....
04:26 2019-07-25

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas abortion restrictions An Arkansas federal judge blocked three state abortion restrictions that would have gone into effect Wednesday, one of which requires abortion providers to be board-certified gynecologists, which would have closed the state’s last remaining surgical abortion clinics....
19:39 2019-07-24

Federal grand jury probes GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy NEW YORK — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump's inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by The Associate...
17:52 2019-07-08

US Federal Reserve lowers interest rate for first time in over a decade The US central bank cut interest rates for the first time since 2008, citing concerns about the global economy. The move comes amid economic uncertainties amid President Donald Trump's trade wars and Brexit....
01:39 2019-08-01

Oil pipelines remain contentious as more provinces opposed to federal carbon tax Premiers Scott Moe and Francois Legault find common ground in wanting Ottawa out of what they see as provincial territory, but remain split on pipelines....
06:13 2019-07-11

Mortgage rates poised to drop after Federal Reserve announcement The 30-year fixed-rate average ticked up slightly this week to 3.84 percent. But the central bank's concerns about the economy could drive rates lower....
20:52 2019-06-20

Joe Biden says he still supports ban on federal funding of abortions, after apparent reversal Biden's continued support of the Hyde Amendment, first reported by NBC News, comes about a month after Biden said that he opposed the amendment....
22:52 2019-06-05

Jussie Smollett wants Chicago's lawsuit against him moved to federal court Jussie Smollett is steadfast on clearing his name of allegations he staged an elaborate hate crime against himself and wants the lawsuit that the city of Chicago filed against him moved from state court to federal court....
21:26 2019-07-04

Federal judge moves forward on census citizenship question A federal judge will rule on case questioning if the basis of the Trump administration wanting to add a 2020 census citizenship question is discriminatory....
20:52 2019-07-06

Federal Appeals Court Judges Appear to Back GOP Efforts to End Obamacare A federal appeals court panel seemed prone Tuesday to back Republican efforts to kill Obamacare, with judges questioning how much of a mandate President Barack Obama’s signature health care law can be since Donald Trump signed a law ending any penalties for those who choose not to buy health insuran...
07:39 2019-07-10

Thousands of federal inmates to be released under criminal justice overhaul Nearly 3,100 federal inmates will be released from prisons nationwide Friday under the first major milestone of the First Step Act. Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen said the en masse release is possible because inmates’ sentences were lightened under the criminal justice reform legislation s...
19:52 2019-07-19

New federal rule aims to help cover meds for chronic conditions People with heart disease, osteoporosis and depression may be able to save money treating those conditions if their insurance companies decide to opt-in on a new federal rule....
23:26 2019-07-17

Federal employees soon will have more options to withdraw money from their retirement accounts The Thrift Savings Plan is on schedule for a September launch of new account withdrawal options that will remove restrictions many investors long have been sore about....
20:39 2019-05-30

Alberta set to pass law to kill provincial carbon tax, as federal tax looms The premier's office says that, as with all tax change announcements, it takes effect at the time it's announced, with legislation to support the change coming at a later date....
20:52 2019-05-30

Federal minimum wage sets record with no increase since 2009 Baseline wage has remained unchanged at $7.25 an hourInflation has raised cost of living by 18% since last raiseThe US federal minimum wage has gone a record length of time without an increase, with the $7.25-an-hour base, remaining unchanged for nearly a decade as of Sunday.For minimum-wage workers...
20:39 2019-06-16

Federal panel reverses ruling that tossed Ky. ethics rules FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court’s ruling that lifted Kentucky’s ban on gifts and donations from lobbyists to lawmakers. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in an opinion Thursday that because the Kentucky ethics laws “are closely d...
02:00 2019-05-31

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy YouTube executives are discussing broad changes to how the video platform handles children’s content and are also examining ways to improve core features to limit hate speech in response to criticism that the video-streaming platform has done too little to prevent harm....
21:26 2019-06-19

U.S. House chair says NY law may not be relevant in securing Trump's federal returns The top U.S. House of Representatives Democrat for tax policy suggested on Tuesday that a newly minted New York law giving Congress access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns may not be relevant to his own efforts to obtain the president's federal records....
06:00 2019-07-10

Federal Prosecutors Don’t Have to Disclose Secret Flynn Transcripts, Judge Says The federal judge’s order means that prosecutors will not be required to make public highly classified conversations between Michael T. Flynn and a Russian diplomat....
04:52 2019-06-05

Federal lawsuit filed against Arizona anti-immigrant groups Members of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups known to protest and harass Christian Arizona churches that aid immigrant families on behalf of the federal government were sued Tuesday by a national organization that monitors extremist and hate groups....
00:01 2019-06-05

Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists _____ WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes that comes despite impassioned pleas from scientists that some health problems can’t be studied any other way. Research using ...
19:39 2019-06-09

Ex-Roger Stone aide testifies before federal grand jury WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone testified before a grand jury after a months-long legal battle with special counsel Robert Mueller. Andrew Miller answered questions for about two hours Friday in Washington. Prosecutors sought Miller’s testimony as they built a cr...
21:00 2019-05-31

Federal appeals court rules Trump can't ban critics on Twitter President Trump's desire to block critics on Twitter just hit another snag. A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that Trump is violating the First Amendment by blocking people he disagrees with on the social network. Public officials using......
18:52 2019-07-09

Federal prosecutors to fight Boston Marathon bomber's appeal Prosecutors on Thursday will urge a federal appeals court to uphold Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's conviction and death penalty sentence for helping carry out the 2013 attack, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others....
19:39 2019-06-27

9 dogs died in a Johns Hopkins lab experiment. Now, a federal complaint An animal rights group has filed a complaint against Johns Hopkins University researchers over a lab experiment where nine dogs had to be euthanized.        ...
19:26 2019-08-13

E.P.A. Broke Rules in Shake-Up of Science Panels, Federal Watchdog Says The Government Accountability Office found that the administration “did not consistently ensure” that appointees to E.P.A. advisory boards met federal ethics requirements....
22:13 2019-07-15

N.L. seafood industry projects receive federal-provincial funding Federal and provincial officials were in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday to announce $8 million in funding that has been awarded to 59 projects in the fish harvesting and processing sectors....
19:52 2019-08-13

U.S. green groups ramp up legal attacks on federal oil leases U.S. environmental groups fighting fossil-fuel development made headlines years ago with public demonstrations against big pipeline projects including the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL - only to be steamrolled by President Donald Trump’s executive orders to approve them....
13:13 2019-06-13

Trump aims to slash number of federal advisory committees WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee ...
01:13 2019-06-15

Connecticut delegation proposes new federal safe gun storage laws More than a year after a teenager killed himself with a loaded gun in Connecticut, Congress will consider a bill requiring guns be stored safely and away from children....
23:52 2019-05-21

California man sentenced for biting federal officer, weapons charges A Sacramento man was sentenced to five and a half years in prison Tuesday for assaulting a federal officer and possession of a weapon to further a drug trafficking crime. ...
13:13 2019-06-12

Elizabeth Warren wants answers from federal agencies about algorithmic bias Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants federal agencies to answer questions about algorithmic bias in fintech and financial lending.Read More...
05:13 2019-06-13

Fishing industry given say in federal research on Atlantic seals, fish The work is meant to ensure management decisions for seals and sea lions are made with the best available science, in order to sustain "healthy and productive" ecosystems....
21:26 2019-08-14

Ontario court upholds validity of Trudeau's federal carbon tax Ontario's Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that Canada's federal carbon tax is constitutional after a challenge from the province's Conservative government, in a blow to efforts to strike down Justin Trudeau's environmental policies....
22:00 2019-06-28

Biden criticizes Amazon for not paying federal taxes in 2018 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's $0 federal tax bill in 2018 and said no company making billions in profits should pay a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers....
03:00 2019-06-14

Minnesota, Nebraska to receive federal funding for opioid treatment The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Friday that Minnesota and Nebraska have been approved for Medicaid demonstrations that will match state funding to improve treatment for opioid use disorder....
05:13 2019-06-29

U.S. federal court delays adoption of healthcare rule on abortion The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its opponents in a California lawsuit agreed on Friday to delay implementing a rule that would allow medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds, according to a federal court filing....
04:52 2019-06-30

Laffer: Federal Reserve shouldn’t be independent from White House Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Arthur Laffer, an economist who served as an adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, took some shots at the embattled Federal Reserve chairman as he also questioned the body’s autonomy. “The fed shouldn’t be independent of the administration. Never s...
20:52 2019-06-30

Senator probing federal backing of loans to Subway franchisees Fast-food chain Subway has raised the ire of a US senator, The Post has learned. US Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is investigating the federal government’s backing of loans to Subway franchisees amid complaints — first reported by The Post — that the chain has been going after store owners fo...
04:39 2019-05-23

Federal court: Facebook's facial recognition violates privacy Facebook's facial recognition data, used to identify friends tagged in photos, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday....
20:00 2019-08-09

U.S. federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cig applications A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, turning the screws on companies like Juul Labs Inc whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers....
22:01 2019-07-12

Federal Monitor Finds Problems With PG&E Tree-Trimming Program A federal court monitor overseeing PG&E’s probation has uncovered serious problems with the company’s effort to trim trees to reduce the risk they will hit nearby power lines and spark wildfires....
04:13 2019-08-15

Federal Regulators Propose Changes to Trucker Work-Hour Rules The plan to modify rest-break requirements and other rules could save the industry money, but faces opposition from safety advocates and the Teamsters....
00:13 2019-08-15

Drugmakers Sue to Block Federal Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Three pharmaceutical companies sued the federal government to block a proposal requiring drug manufacturers include the list price of prescription drugs in television ads....
04:00 2019-06-15

Federal court to hear 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's appeal Lawyers for former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli will urge a federal appeals court on Friday to overturn his criminal conviction for defrauding investors in hedge funds he founded....
13:39 2019-06-28

R. Kelly faces federal kidnapping, child sex, racketeering charges Less than a day after he was arrested for charges in Chicago, singer R. Kelly was faced with five new charges in New York Friday that accuse him of racketeering, kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a child....
01:52 2019-07-13

Some federal prosecutors disagreed with decision to charge Assange under Espionage Act The prosecutors feared such charges posed serious risks for First Amendment protections and had other concerns, according to people familiar with the matter....
08:00 2019-05-25

Florida inmate charged with threatening to bomb federal buildings PENSACOLA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida inmate made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at two federal buildings. An FBI complaint says 24-year-old Noah Stirn faces federal charges of interstate threats involving explosives and mailing interstate threats to injure. The Blackwater Correc...
15:39 2019-05-21

Judge rules federal prison must treat inmate’s breast cancer GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered the federal prison system to make sure a North Carolina woman gets timely treatment for breast cancer while she is incarcerated in Alabama. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that a judge admonished federal officials for what she calle...
16:52 2019-06-12

Montana tribe rips Trump administration over federal coal leasing A Montana tribe this week blasted the Trump administration for seeking to overturn an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing without consulting it, saying the move violated its treaty rights and would have major impacts on its land....
01:00 2019-05-30

Federal Reserve facing uncertainty ahead of interest rate decision The Federal Reserve sounded a lot more hawkish this week — meaning members suddenly seem less amenable to interest rate cuts. I explained in my last column how the Fed has been getting mixed signals from economic indicators and essentially is stuck at a three-way fork in the road: Raise rates as sav...
20:00 2019-06-27

Trump Says He Will Seek Citizenship Information From Existing Federal Records, Not the Census Mr. Trump announced in the Rose Garden on Thursday that he was giving up on the census question two weeks after the Supreme Court rebuked the Trump administration over its effort to modify the census....
00:00 2019-07-12

Your Money Adviser: Interest Rates on New Federal Student Loans Will Dip Slightly The rates, which will take effect on July 1, won’t make a big difference in monthly payments. But given the cost of college, one expert says, “this is a bit of good news.”...
20:39 2019-05-21

Federal Judge Slams Trump's Attempt to Block Congressional Subpoena A Washington, D.C. judge ruled against Trump’s lawyers’ attempt to block a subpoena by the House of Representatives of the president’s accounting firm, according to BuzzFeed....
16:13 2019-05-21

U.S. Federal Reserve leaves its key rate unchanged but hints of future cuts The U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — in a range of 2.25 per cent to 2.5 per cent, where it’s been since December....
06:52 2019-06-20

Masked gunman arrested after opening fire outside Dallas federal courthouse A masked gunman has been taken into custody Monday morning after firing a rifle outside of a courthouse in downtown Dallas, just one block away from where five police officers were killed in a 2016 attack. ...
18:13 2019-06-17

Mexican man faces federal charges in Texas crash that left 6 dead Ivan Dario Puga-Moreno is accused of driving a vehicle that was found in ditch on June 5. Six people died and several more were injured.        ...
06:39 2019-06-08

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012....
16:13 2019-07-17

John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Released From Federal Prison Mr. Lindh, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, was freed on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence for providing support to the Taliban....
19:13 2019-05-23

Federal court deals decisive blow to Obama water rule A federal court dealt a decisive blow against the Obama administration's Waters of the U.S. rule this week, bolstering the Trump administration's deregulation agenda....
00:26 2019-05-30

Federal debt and deficits set to rise 'substantially,' budget office warns The Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal budget deficit will grow "substantially" over the next few decades, thanks to rising spending on entitlement programs and interest on the federal debt....
03:52 2019-06-28

Paul Manafort will reportedly be moved from federal lockup to Rikers Island President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort will be moved from a federal prison lockup in Pennsylvania to Rikers Island later this week, a report said Monday. Manhattan District Attorney requested the transfer after a New York grand jury charged Manafort with a number of crimes, in...
08:52 2019-06-04

UPDATE 1-U.S. federal judge orders FDA to implement 10-month deadline for e-cig applications A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to impose a 10-month deadline for the submission of e-cigarette applications, turning the screws on companies like Juul Labs Inc whose products have come under intense scrutiny for their popularity among teenagers....
22:01 2019-07-12

Federal Reserve holds steady on rates but signals possible cuts ahead The US Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday but signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage point over the remainder of this year, as it responded to increased economic uncertainty and a drop in expected inflation. The US central bank said it “will act as appropria...
21:39 2019-06-19

U.S. House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate....
20:13 2019-07-18

U.S. federal death penalty protocol faces fresh legal scrutiny Plans by President Donald Trump's administration to resume executions of inmates sentenced to death for federal crimes is set to face a stiff court challenge, but a judge's decision on the legality of its new protocol for lethal injections may come too late for five men scheduled to die starting in ...
22:26 2019-07-31

Virginia Beach shooter bought guns he used legally: federal agent The gunman who killed 12 people at a municipal building in Virginia Beach appears to have bought the guns he used legally, a U.S. federal agent said on Saturday....
22:13 2019-06-01

Federal judge appears hesitant to block Trump Obamacare alternatives The Trump administration argued in district court Tuesday that it was allowed to let people buy short-term plans outside of Obamacare's rules because they'd done little to disrupt the market and had been allowed for most of Barack Obama's tenure....
03:26 2019-05-22

Federal judge finds Qualcomm patent practices violated antitrust law Qualcomm violated federal antitrust law and engaged in tactics deliberately intended to limit competition in the cellphone chip market, a federal judge in California ruled Tuesday in a victory for federal regulators....
20:52 2019-05-22

U.S. Federal reserve cuts interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis The central bank said it will act 'as appropriate' to sustain a record-long U.S. economic expansion, appearing to leave the door open for another cut....
23:00 2019-07-31

Federal hate crime charges filed in black church fires The U.S. Justice Department says it's filing federal hate crime charges against a Louisiana man in connection with three fires that destroyed African American churches earlier this year....
21:52 2019-06-12

Twitter bans political ads during pre-campaign period ahead of federal vote Twitter Canada announced its ad-transparency policy Wednesday, several weeks after being called out by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould for not committing to help ensure the integrity of the federal electoral process....
01:39 2019-06-28

After Epstein’s death, federal jails under fire for understaffing, poor leadership The apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country....
23:13 2019-08-12

Todd Chrisley: Disgruntled ex-employee behind upcoming federal tax evasion indictment USA Network star Todd Chrisley revealed that a disgruntled former employee is helping bring a federal indictment on him over alleged financial crimes, which he denies....
20:26 2019-08-13

Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal....
02:01 2019-07-18

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. The court’s 7-2 decision Monday preserves a long-standing rule that provides an exception to the Constitution’s ban on trying someone ...
17:13 2019-06-17

‘No Tech for ICE’: Protesters demand Amazon cut ties with federal immigration enforcement The demonstration joins growing criticism for corporations contracting federal agencies that enforce the White House's “zero-tolerance” immigration policy....
16:39 2019-07-12

House passes bill to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate....
02:13 2019-07-19

Rift emerges between federal agencies reviewing the Sprint and T-Mobile merger A merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, entered uncertain legal territory this week, after the two federal agencies reviewing the $26 billion deal appeared to split in their thinking about the transaction....
22:52 2019-05-21

Federal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet The effort by the Federal Trade Commission is in its initial phases, but it could eventually lead to tougher enforcement of the 1998 law against apps and websites that illegally collect personal information from younger users....
23:52 2019-07-18

California agencies fought fires on federal land. Now Trump won’t pay in full The US Forest Service audited the reimbursement sent by the state and is withholding $9m, saying they needed more documentationAs California prepares to enter wildfire season, the Trump administration is holding back millions of dollars in requested reimbursement to local fire agencies for battling ...
14:52 2019-05-23

Federal appeals court will hear oral arguments over constitutionality of Obamacare A federal appeals court in New Orleans will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in a significant case for the health system....
14:39 2019-07-09

As Federal Reserve Cut Looms, HSBC Favours China Shares Over India Shanghai shares have gained 17 per cent so far this year. But they slid about 7.6 per cent between early May and early June as the US-China trade war re-escalated...
12:13 2019-07-11

R. Kelly judge to rule on protecting evidence in federal sex-crimes case R. Kelly's judge in the federal sex-crimes case in Chicago will rule on how tightly to protect access to and public blabbing about the evidence.        ...
18:52 2019-07-31

New media group to host federal election debate during 2nd week of October Ex-governor general David Johnston announced that debates between candidates running for prime minister will take place in Ottawa during the second week of October....
08:52 2019-08-02

Friend of Dayton shooter bought firearm parts for him, federal officials say On Monday, federal officials announced charges against a friend of the gunman who killed nine people on Aug. 4 in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.        ...
22:39 2019-08-12

President Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisor...
18:52 2019-06-15

‘Garbaging for bears’ on federal land puts grizzlies, wolves at risk Hunters luring black bears to "bait sites" loaded with bread, donuts and dog food in national forests are putting grizzlies and wolves at risk, critics say....
11:39 2019-07-16

U.S. states want federal government to forgive disabled veterans' student loans Attorneys general from 47 U.S. states on Friday called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to forgive more than $1 billion of student loans burdening more than 42,000 veterans who became permanently disabled through their military service....
05:00 2019-05-25

NYPD cop dodges federal charges in Eric Garner’s chokehold death The Department of Justice won’t bring civil rights or criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a source familiar with the case told The Post on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn will announce the decision following a meeting with Garner’s ...
17:00 2019-07-16

Democrat Rivals Rebuke Joe Biden for Supporting Federal Funding Ban for Abortion (WASHINGTON) — Joe Biden is under fire from his Democratic presidential rivals and women’s rights advocates for his defense of a decades-old prohibition on federal money paying for abortions. Most Democratic White House hopefuls reflect their party’s latest platform calling for the...
10:52 2019-06-06

Federal judge refuses to dismiss $224M lawsuit against AT&T for SIM-swap bungle A US federal judge has rejected AT&T‘s request to dismiss a $224 million lawsuit over a devastating SIM-swapping incident that led to $24 million in stolen cryptocurrency. A press release confirms the communications giant will face court over allegations it violated the Federal Communications Act, a...
13:00 2019-07-23

Union Challenge of Trump Executive Orders Rejected by Federal Court The court said unions representing federal government workers had to bring their case before a federal labor agency before turning to federal courts....
22:26 2019-07-16

Disability denials: Congressman calls for federal investigation into eligibility decisions A USA TODAY Network investigation found some doctors were making big money denying disability benefits. Now a congressman is demanding an investigation.        ...
06:13 2019-06-06

Federal lawsuit: Arkansas voting system dilutes black rights LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges the voting system for some Arkansas judges violates black residents’ rights by diluting the strength of the vote. Lawyers for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the lawsuit Monday. It says that because the state’s seven Supreme Court jud...
23:26 2019-06-11

Federal judge bars Trump from using $2.5 billion to build border wall A federal judge prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.        ...
13:00 2019-06-29

Halt Libra Project Until Concerns Addressed: Federal Chief To Facebook US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook's plan to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward" until serious concerns are addressed, comments that......
23:39 2019-07-10

Federal judge blocks ICE from making civil arrests at Massachusetts courthouses A federal judge in Boston has blocked immigration officials from making civil arrests of people visiting Massachusetts courthouses.        ...
12:13 2019-06-21

R&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges: media Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges, NBC News said, citing unidentified law enforcement officials....
11:13 2019-07-12

Blow Struck: Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi’s ‘Hearbeat’ Abortion Law Down goes Frazier — at least for now when it comes to Mississippi’s new so-called heartbeat law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected....
04:13 2019-05-25

Federal court rules that use of military funds for border wall is ‘unlawful’ _____ The Trump administration cannot access $2.5 billion in military funding to construct portions of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled late Friday. In the first of two lawsuits, Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. ruled that President Donald Trump&...
20:39 2019-06-29

Senators Ask Federal Reserve to Review Trump’s Deutsche Bank Transactions Seven Democratic senators, including presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, want the Fed to examine the bank’s compliance with anti-money-laundering laws over flagged transactions....
18:52 2019-06-06

Trump’s Misguided Ban on Federal Fetal-Tissue Research Can Only Hurt Science The Trump administration is halting fetal tissue research by government scientists and placing new restrictions on how the National Institutes of Health issues grants to academic researchers. The move is meant to appease the president’s anti-choice political base, but the measures are a serious blow...
02:26 2019-06-07

R. Kelly under pressure to make deal following federal charges in sex crime cases R. Kelly couldn’t be faulted if he felt some confidence he could beat the sex charges brought by Cook County prosecutors earlier this year. He had beaten them before, winning acquittal on all counts in a 2008 child pornography trial....
15:39 2019-08-07

Questions remain over $100 million Federal investment in Boat Harbour Project Environmentalists, First Nations and other concerned parties saw the influx as a smart move, one that would certainly help the cleanup project at the Nova Scotia effluent treatment facility....
02:52 2019-05-25

House moving to provide paid family leave for federal workers Up to 12 weeks of leave available for parental or other family purposes would switch from unpaid to paid time under an amendment attached to defense spending bill....
21:52 2019-07-10

Federal review flags concerns in efforts to protect right whales in Canada The study says speed restrictions and fishing-zone closures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence have helped to lower risks of injury and death to right whales, but dangers remain, especially in the waters just outside protected zones....
11:26 2019-07-04

Federal judge blocks Trump from using $2.5B in military funds for border wall A California federal judge issued a ruling blocking President Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funds to build a wall along the southern border....
18:52 2019-06-29

Federal court grants oil refiners a victory in ethanol waiver battle A federal appeals court granted oil refiners a victory Friday by denying a renewable fuel group's attempt to block the Environmental Protection Agency from exempting oil companies from blending ethanol in gasoline....
15:00 2019-05-21

CORRECTED-U.S. green groups ramp up legal attacks on federal oil leases U.S. environmental groups fighting fossil-fuel development made headlines years ago with public demonstrations against big pipeline projects including the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL - only to be steamrolled by President Donald Trump’s executive orders to approve them....
01:26 2019-06-15

S&P 500 Hits Record High As Federal Reserve Signals Rate Cuts The benchmark S&P 500 index, which has risen 7% so far in June and is on track to recoup its previous month's losses, hit an intraday record high of 2,956.20 on Thursday...
18:13 2019-06-20

President Trump Taps Economists to Fill Two Key Federal Reserve Positions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump, who has criticized the Federal Reserve for not cutting interest rates, said Tuesday that he intends to nominate two economists to fill influential positions on the central bank’s Board of Governors. Trump said he would name to the board Christopher ...
06:00 2019-07-03

Most Americans say low trust in federal government makes it difficult to solve problems A majority of Americans believes low trust in the federal government is a hurdle to solving problems, data from Pew Research Center revealed on Monday....
02:39 2019-07-24

U.S. banks clear first hurdle of Federal Reserve's annual stress test The 18 largest banks operating in the United States took the first step toward doling out capital on dividends, share buybacks and other investments on Friday, after clearing the first stage of their yearly health checks with the U.S. Federal Reserve....
01:52 2019-06-22

Federal appeals court allows Trump administration’s abortion-referral ban to continue A federal appeals court has declined once again Planned Parenthood’s request for an immediately halt to new Trump administration rules barring clinics that accept federal funds from referring patients for abortions. More than 20 states and the American Medical Association had joined Planned Pa...
10:13 2019-08-17

Trump administration bans federal agencies from buying Huawei, ZTE tech The Trump administration has banned U.S. federal agencies from buying equipment and obtaining services from Huawei and two other companies as part of the government’s latest crackdown on Chinese technology amid national security fears. Jacob Wood, a spokesperson for the White House’s Off...
13:00 2019-08-08

Judge vacates federal death sentence in 1994 Texas case HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has vacated the federal death sentence for an Arkansas man convicted of killing a 16-year-old Texas girl in 1994, concluding the inmate can’t be put to death because he’s intellectually disabled. Attorneys for Bruce Carneil Webster had challenged his death sentence...
22:13 2019-06-20

The DOJ will police Apple in the federal government's new tech antitrust push (AAPL) Getty In what's been a tidal wave of potential tech antitrust action, Apple has been added to the list of major tech companies that may soon be investigated by the federal government, according to Reuters. Reuters said on Monday that the Justice Department will have oversight over Apple should it ...
00:01 2019-06-04

New Study Finds $15 Federal Minimum Wage Won't Hurt American Jobs The results of the first study analyzing the impact of a $15 minimum wage show that the increase wouldn’t cost American jobs, according to Vox. Additionally, the new research shows the poorest Americans would benefit substantially from a higher minimum wage. Who woulda thunk!...
03:39 2019-07-03

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will be moved to maximum-security federal jails....
01:00 2019-05-29

Federal trial to begin for Illinois man accused of killing Chinese student The federal trial of an Illinois man accused of kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar two years ago was set to begin on Wednesday, with prosecutors having already said they would seek the death penalty....
13:26 2019-06-12

New federal tax rules create advantage for real estate investment trusts As Generation X and millennials inherit their baby boomer parents' assets amid the so-called Great Wealth Transfer, some will look to invest it in rental property to generate income....
15:39 2019-06-18

The Federal Government Is Still Trying to Kill Young Activists' Climate Change Lawsuit Climate change, which may actually end us all much sooner than anticipated, will nevertheless have the biggest adverse effect on the generation of kids growing up now. So obviously, the federal government is trying to disappear a lawsuit filed by a group of young activists who say the administration...
06:26 2019-06-05

White House blasts federal judge in asylum case as ‘at war with the rule of law’ An injunction issued by a Seattle-based judge blocked an administration plan that would detain thousands of migrants indefinitely while waiting for their asylum cases to be heard....
16:39 2019-07-03

U.S. federal judge blocks $1 billion in funds for Trump’s border wall U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam in Oakland, California said the use of the funds for the wall for "border barrier construction" in two areas "is unlawful."...
05:00 2019-06-29

Joe Biden reverses position on federal funding of abortion after Democratic outcry The former vice president announced his new stance after activists, lawmakers and presidential campaign rivals hit his previous view that poor women seeking abortions should not have access to federal funding....
12:00 2019-06-07

AFN chief vows to influence party platforms in advance of federal election Perry Bellegarde said 61.5 per cent of eligible First Nations voters cast their ballots in 2015, and he wants that number to increase during the upcoming election....
01:26 2019-07-24

Exclusive: Two powerful Canadian provinces argued against federal drug price crackdown Canada's two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have privately expressed concerns with a federal government plan to slash the price of patented drugs, arguing that such regulatory changes could hurt investment in life sciences....
21:26 2019-07-31

Equifax to pay up to $700 million to settle state and federal investigations into 2017 security breach Equifax has agreed to pay $650 million to settle a series of state and federal investigations into a massive 2017 data breach that left more than 147 million Americans’ names, Social Security numbers, credit-card details and other sensitive information exposed....
13:39 2019-07-22

Trump approves federal emergency aid for Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry President Donald Trump has declared a federal emergency for Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, authorizing federal agencies to coordinate relief efforts ahead of the storm's landfall....
21:39 2019-07-12

Facebook launching political ad transparency tools ahead of Canadian federal vote The roster of additional tools will include ad authorization functionalities to verify advertisers on the platform and an ad library, which will provide users additional information about the reach and ownership of an ad....
10:39 2019-06-10

Friend of gunman in Ohio mass shooting faces federal gun charges: prosecutors A friend of the Ohio man who killed nine people, including his own sister, in Dayton this month was charged on Monday with lying about his illegal drug use on a form when he bought a pistol, federal prosecutors said....
00:00 2019-08-13

John Walker Lindh, Known as the ‘American Taliban,’ Is Set to Leave Federal Prison This Week The release of John Walker Lindh, captured during the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, is highlighting questions about his reintegration into society....
04:00 2019-05-22

‘Where’s My Daughter?’ Parents of Alleged Victim Confront Publicist for R. Kelly After New Federal Charges The visibly anguished parents of an alleged victim of R. Kelly confronted a spokesman for the singer Friday during a news conference held following Kelly’s latest arrest on new federal child pornography and racketeering charges....
05:26 2019-07-13

Hackers Reportedly Break Into SyTech, a Contractor for Russia's Federal Security Service Hackers breached servers at a contractor for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), SyTech, and stole about 7.5 terabytes of data after gaining access to the company’s entire network earlier this month, ZDnet reported on Saturday.Read more......
10:39 2019-07-22

Federal authorities ramp up inquiries into Epstein’s death in Manhattan jail cell One of the new details provided by people familiar with the Metropolitan Correctional Center was that one of Epstein's guards that night wasn't a regular correctional officer....
15:39 2019-08-13

Senate bill would block federal funds for 2026 World Cup until USWNT gets equal pay West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who introduced the bill, said that the "clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable."...
16:52 2019-07-10

Trump violated US constitution by blocking critics on Twitter, federal court rules First amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern, federal appeals court saysPresident Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, saying the first amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters...
23:00 2019-07-09

R. Kelly judge bars lawyers from divulging new evidence in federal sex-crimes case R. Kelly's judge in federal sex-crimes case in Chicago barred lawyers from talking about new evidence in public, to ensure case not tried in media.        ...
00:13 2019-08-01

President Trump Can't Block Twitter Users, Federal Appeals Court Rules A federal appeals court in New York ruled President Trump’s practice of blocking some users on Twitter violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment....
10:00 2019-07-10

U.S. Justice Department keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal safety The U.S. Justice Department has decided to keep convicted felon Paul Manafort in federal custody, it said on Tuesday, citing concerns about the "health and personal safety" of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman if he was transferred to a local facility in New York....
18:52 2019-06-18

Avenatti asks judge to toss federal charges, says he’s a victim of Trump agenda Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti is asking a judge to toss the extortion charges related to his alleged $20 million shakedown of Nike — claiming he’s the victim of a political witch hunt motivated by his beef with President Trump. “The USAO-SDNY substituted its own personal impr...
07:00 2019-08-15

Federal court blocks Arkansas from enforcing recently passed 18-week abortion ban A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from enforcing a recently passed ban on abortion for women who are more than 18 weeks pregnant, just minutes before the new law was to take effect on Wednesday....
18:26 2019-07-24

Federal NDP and Greens, provincial opposition call for review of Glen Assoun case Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says an outside probe is needed to examine why RCMP destroyed an investigator's research on other suspects in the lead-up to Glen Assoun's unsuccessful 2006 appeal....
18:39 2019-07-23

Congress’ challenge of U.S.-Mexico border wall funding rejected by federal judge A federal judge on Monday denied a House request to prevent President Donald Trump from tapping Defense Department money for his proposed border wall with Mexico, saying Congress lacked authority to sue....
09:13 2019-06-04

Jeffrey Epstein worth more than $500 million, paid potential witnesses, federal prosecutors say Prosecutors called Jeffrey Epstein — who had been friends with presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton — "a serial sexual predator who is charged with abusing underage girls for years."...
00:00 2019-07-13

U.S. Justice Dept. keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal safety Convicted felon Paul Manafort will remain in federal custody, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Tuesday, citing concerns about the "health and personal safety" of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman if he was transferred to a local facility in New York....
20:52 2019-06-18

Federal prosecutors ask appeals court to uphold Tsarnaev conviction and death sentence Federal prosecutors Thursday urged the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals to reject Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's request for an appeal, and uphold his conviction and death sentence....
01:13 2019-06-29

GOP Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime Sen. Martha McSally is seeking to make domestic terrorism a distinct federal crime, the latest sign that Republicans are increasingly serious about crafting a legislative response to recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California.The Arizona Republican is aiming to close a loophole in the law ...
13:52 2019-08-14

Federal prosecutors suspect 'far-right motive' in killing of German politician Walter Lübcke Federal prosecutors have taken over the murder investigation of local German politician Walter Lübcke. They believe there was a far-right motive, but have no evidence the suspect was part of a terror network....
17:13 2019-06-17

Suspect in Louisiana Black Church Arsons Charged With Federal Hate Crimes Prosecutors in Louisiana have charged suspect Holden Matthews, 21, with federal hate crimes for allegedly burning several black churches in the St. Landry Parish region earlier this year, according to NBC....
07:26 2019-06-13

Massachusetts judge allowed to keep $181K salary amid federal charges for obstructing ICE In a reversal, a Massachusetts judge indicted for allowing an undocumented immigrant to evade ICE will be able to keep her $181,328 annual salary.        ...
00:13 2019-08-14

Black lung disease cases grow, while federal program’s financing suffers While the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund has been in debt since 1979, its financial situation is increasingly bleak. The trust fund’s penury is exacerbated this year’s 55 percent decrease in the coal tax, declining coal production and coal company bankruptcies....
04:26 2019-07-15

Federal judge blocks Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads The decision, handed down just hours before the rule was set to take effect, came in response to a lawsuit challenging the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services....
11:52 2019-07-09

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump administration's 9-day-old asylum rule A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a rule preventing most migrants from claiming political asylum.        ...
10:52 2019-07-25

Mexican Federal Police accused of harassment at migrant shelter, latest in a series The Mexican Federal Police harassed migrants and threatened to raid a migrant shelter in Coahuila over the weekend, according to the head of a state agency and the head of the shelter, the latest in a series of similar reported incidents....
04:39 2019-07-23

Congress and Trump Administration Strike Deal on Federal Budget, Ensuring No Shutdown WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced late Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over the possibility of a governmen...
05:52 2019-07-23

Dallas shooting: Man killed in shootout at federal courthouse was recent college grad A 22-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas was a recent graduate of Del Mar College.        ...
16:39 2019-06-18

Federal government cuts English classes, legal services for migrant children ASSOCIATED PRESS – The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the bor...
09:52 2019-06-06

Gilead CEO insists federal government patent for HIV prevention pill Truvada is invalid Daniel O’Day testified before the House Oversight Committee, which called a hearing after The Post reported that the government had opted against filing a patent infringement case on the drug’s use....
16:00 2019-05-21

Watch live: Vote by House Democrats could take subpoena fight to federal court After House Democrats struck a deal with the Justice Department to see evidence from its Russia investigation, the chamber will vote Tuesday on whether to enforce subpoenas....
20:26 2019-06-11

Federal Reserve expresses concern about U.S. economy and signals interest rate cuts are likely President Trump has urged the Fed to cut interest rates for months. Nearly half of Fed leaders predict there will be a rate cut by the end of the year....
09:13 2019-06-20

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh unveils platform ahead of 2019 federal election Speaking in Hamilton at the NDP convention on Sunday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh  is expected to unveil his party's platform ahead of the 2019 federal election....
20:52 2019-06-16

Federal judge rules banks must comply with subpoenas for Trump financial records A federal judge in New York ruled Wednesday that two banks that did business with President Trump must comply with congressional subpoenas seeking access to his financial records. ...
00:39 2019-05-23

Trump administration issues guidance for federal agencies to weigh climate impacts The Trump administration on Friday released guidance for how federal agencies should weigh climate change impacts before approving major energy and infrastructure projects, easing criteria that the Obama White House had required to allow for faster permitting....
22:26 2019-06-21

Supreme Court says federal courts don’t have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims The justices agreed to take the cases after lower courts determined the congressional maps in North Carolina and Maryland were so politically tilted that they violated voters’ rights....
21:52 2019-06-27

El Paso shooting suspect Patrick Crusius to face state and federal charges Accused El Paso mass murderer Patrick Crusius will be hit with new federal charges in addition to the state murder charges he’s already facing — both carrying the death penalty. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said during a city council meeting this week that the feds, who have been inve...
01:00 2019-08-09

Tentative deal reached to end Alaska ferry boat strike: federal mediator The union for striking Alaska ferry boat workers and state officials have reached a tentative deal to end a nine-day-old walkout that shut down the state Maritime Highway System at the peak of summer tourist season, federal mediators said on Friday....
22:52 2019-08-02

NYPD officer in Eric Garner’s chokehold death won’t face federal charges FILE – In this undated family file photo provided by the National Action Network, Eric Garner, right, poses with his children during a family outing. Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of E...
19:00 2019-07-16

Paid federal family leave faces Senate uncertainty after ‘huge win’ in House The House last week approved the first federally funded paid family medical leave program, but with almost no Republican support. Now its fate in the Senate is uncertain....
18:14 2019-07-17

White House Office Requests 2-Year Delay on Huawei Ban For Federal Contractors The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has requested that Congress delay the ban on federal contractors using Huawei equipment. The ban, part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), will prohibit contractors for the federal government from using Huawei equipment over conce...
18:52 2019-06-10

House Committee Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking President Trump’s Tax Returns (WASHINGTON) — A House committee sued the Trump administration in federal court Tuesday for access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, setting up a legal showdown over the records. The House Ways and Means Committee said it needs the documents for an investigation into tax law compl...
21:26 2019-07-02

Claims YouTube Illegally Tracked Kids Reportedly Spark Federal Investigation YouTube’s perpetual failure to ensure its product doesn’t exploit children has prompted an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into the company.Read more......
00:52 2019-06-20

Ice cream licker in viral video could face 20 years in jail, federal charges Blue Bell Creameries has removed all half-gallon containers of "Tin Roof" from a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas, police said.        ...
10:13 2019-07-05

Federal procurement minister wishes Irving hadn’t threatened reporters with lawsuit Public Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough said the government is reviewing its policies on divulging journalists' names and other personal information to companies with government contracts....
21:13 2019-05-30

Former federal prosecutors explain where the Epstein investigation goes now and dismiss 'far-fetched' conspiracy theories Reuters Now that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has died of an apparent suicide while in federal custody, questions remain concerning what will happen to the investigation into his charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy. Two former federal prosecutors told Business Insider wha...
11:26 2019-08-12

Federal judge strikes down Trump asylum ban on migrants who illegally cross border President Trump’s push to limit the number of asylum seekers flooding across the border suffered another defeat in the courts on Friday, when a federal judge ruled that the government cannot stop migrants from claiming asylum in the U.S., even if they have crossed the border illegally....
21:52 2019-08-03

UPDATE 1-U.S. banks clear first hurdle of Federal Reserve's annual stress test The 18 largest banks operating in the United States took the first step toward doling out capital on dividends, share buybacks and other investments on Friday, after clearing the first stage of their yearly health checks with the U.S. Federal Reserve that assess their ability to weather a major econ...
01:52 2019-06-22

Democrats attack Ben Carson for stripping illegal immigrants of federal housing assistance Tuesday’s congressional hearing for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson featured lots of angry Democrats saying nasty things about him and his department’s plan to deny public assistance to illegal immigrants....
22:00 2019-05-23

A Federal Grand Jury is Investigating Top GOP Fundraiser Elliott Broidy, Documents Show (NEW YORK) — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to drum up business deals with foreign leaders, according to documents obtained by...
12:52 2019-07-08

Americans' perception of LGBTQ rights under federal law largely incorrect: Reuters/Ipsos Almost half of all Americans incorrectly believe that federal law protects lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released this week....
12:26 2019-06-11

MPs demand more federal assistance as mental-health issues rise on Canadian farms A new report says Canada's farmers struggle with many challenges - such as market volatility, debt, long work days, unpredictable weather and loneliness....
21:13 2019-05-28

Federal Judge Blocks Parts of Trump’s Border Wall Over Improper Funding President Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful” vanity project is facing more setbacks after a federal judge on Friday night temporarily halted construction of a wall on the southern U.S. border because the project’s funding likely is illegal....
17:52 2019-05-25

As Democrats debated without mentioning federal judges, the Senate confirmed 13 more Trump nominees The president has installed 144 judges to the federal bench since his inauguration, in large part thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)....
22:00 2019-08-01

Canadian energy giants take out full-page newspaper ads as federal election looms Three of Canada's biggest oilsands producers are going directly to voters today to ask them to "influence the outcome" of big decisions concerning the oil and gas sector as a fall federal election looms....
18:52 2019-08-01

De Blasio campaign finance move violated federal rules, watchdog claims A conservative watchdog group in Washington filed an ethics complaint with federal regulators alleging that Mayor Bill de Blasio violated the law by leaning on his state political account to pick up the tab for the early days of his presidential campaign. “This complaint is based upon informat...
00:52 2019-08-02

Joe Biden pushes for federal gun buyback program, assault weapons ban in wake of mass shootings During a CNN interview that aired Monday night, Biden offered his most extensive comments since the mass shootings over the weekend that left 31 dead in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio....
10:13 2019-08-06

Federal judge blocks Trump admin policy keeping asylum seekers locked up U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled Tuesday that people who are detained after entering the country illegally to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings....
03:39 2019-07-03

Trump administration tells federal agencies to use ‘rigorous’ performance standards in rating employees Administration officials said the move will help the government compete with the private sector. Federal unions argue that ratings are often tainted by favoritism....
18:14 2019-07-17

U.S. Lawmakers Balk at $700 Million Equifax Fine, Renew Calls for a Federal Data Breach Law Several U.S. lawmakers have called for further action in the wake of a $700 settlement reached by state prosecutors with the credit bureau Equifax over its disastrous 2017 data breach.Read more......
04:52 2019-07-24

Rapper Kodak Black facing federal gun charge after arrest at Miami music festival Kodak Black, who was arrested Saturday before a show, was charged with making a false statement while trying to purchase a gun.        ...
15:13 2019-05-21

Tory candidate asks court to move federal election date off Jewish holiday Under federal law, election day can be no later than Oct. 21, the date of the Jewish holiday known as Shemini Atzeret, when Orthodox Jews are not permitted to work, vote or campaign....
04:52 2019-06-08

Paul Manafort not going to Rikers Island, will remain in federal custody after DOJ rejects move, source says The Justice Department has rejected New York County District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.'s attempt to have former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to the notorious Rikers Island prison complex ahead of his pending state court trial, amid questions as to why the move was even contemplated ...
04:39 2019-06-18

Girls say Connecticut’s transgender athlete policy violates Title IX, file federal complaint The complaint says that the policy, which allows athletes to compete in sports corresponding with their gender identity, has put the girls at a competitive disadvantage and harmed their chances of earning athletic scholarships....
04:00 2019-06-20

Ford transmissions under federal review by NHTSA: Regulator assessing faulty Focus, Fiesta Congressional leaders urged the review after a Detroit Free Press investigation found Ford sold the vehicles knowing their transmissions were faulty.       ...
15:13 2019-07-24

Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect. The post Federal judge blocks Indiana law banning 2nd trimester abortion procedure from taking effect appeared first on LEX18.com....
23:39 2019-06-28

A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The post A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected appeared first on LEX18.com....
23:52 2019-05-24

Federal judge rules against Trump's mandate that pharma companies show drug prices in TV ads A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a rule that pharmaceutical companies must display the list prices of their drugs in their TV ads....
20:00 2019-07-09

Federal court of appeals rules against Trump 'blanket ban' of abortions for illegal-immigrant teens A federal appeals court ruled against a Trump administration "blanket ban" that prevents illegal immigrants from getting abortions once they cross the border....
07:00 2019-06-15

Ohio teen arrested for threats against Planned Parenthood, federal agents had 10,000 rounds of ammo, FBI says An 18-year-old Ohio man was arrested on federal charges after FBI agents said he made online threats. Guns and ammo were found in his home.        ...
17:26 2019-08-14

Ohio teen arrested for threats against federal agents had 10,000 rounds of ammo in his house, FBI affidavit says An 18-year-old Ohio man was arrested on federal charges after FBI agents said he made online threats. Guns and ammo were found in his home.        ...
07:52 2019-08-14

The fate of Trump’s economy now hinges on the Federal Reserve, the agency the president called ‘crazy’ The Fed’s consideration of an interest-rate cut to counter the president’s trade war puts the central bank and its chair — which have prioritized independence from politics — in an uncomfortable position....
00:00 2019-06-08

Judge rejects young Quebecers’ lawsuit seeking federal action on climate change Superior Court Justice Gary Morrison delivered his ruling Thursday, emphasizing that the cause of environmental protection was of undoubted importance but raising doubts about the nature of the class seeking damages....
23:13 2019-07-16

Digital Rights Group Calls for a 'Complete' Federal Ban on Government Use of Facial Recognition Tech Against a backdrop of U.S. government agencies abusing unproven and potentially unjust facial recognition technology, a digital rights group on Tuesday called for a “complete” federal ban on the government’s use of this technology.Read more......
12:26 2019-07-09

Louisiana deputy's son charged with federal hate crimes in connection with fires at black churches The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana earlier this year was indicted on federal hate crime charges in connection with the blazes, federal officials announced Wednesday....
21:52 2019-06-12

Friend of Ohio mass shooter faces federal charges for allegedly lying on gun form A friend of the Ohio man who killed nine people in Dayton was charged on Monday with lying about his drug use on a form when he bought a gun and told authorities that he bought body armor and firearm accessories for the shooter, a federal prosecutor said....
03:39 2019-08-13

Lawmakers Accuse State Dept. of Defying Federal Law by Missing Deadlines for Yemen Reports The State Department is refusing to submit reports mandated by Congress detailing efforts by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen....
00:39 2019-08-17

Embattled Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell hints interest rate cut likely in July Powell says trade tensions and weak global growth "continue to weigh" on the U.S. economy, a strong signal that the Fed is likely to lower the benchmark interest rate in July, according to prepared remarks ahead of his congressional testimony Wednesday. He also reiterated the independence of the Fed...
16:26 2019-07-10

Jeffrey Epstein due in federal court after sex trafficking arrest, preyed on young girls, prosecutors say Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will make his first appearance in a New York City federal court Monday after being arrested over the weekend on new sex-trafficking charges where federal prosecutors allege he preyed on victims as young as 14....
17:26 2019-07-08

Man suspected of setting fires at Louisiana black churches charged with federal hate crimes The man suspected of setting fire to three churches in St. Landry Parish has been indicted on federal hate crime charges.        ...
03:13 2019-06-13

Federal criminal probe tied to 'microcap fraud' case may include former Riot Blockchain CEO Federal authorities have launched an investigation into a group of "microcap fraudsters," according to court documents. The investigation is parallel to an SEC civil case against the alleged "fraudsters," and more details are currently unknown....
23:52 2019-05-22

U.S. Federal Reserve ends 2013 'London Whale' enforcement action against JPMorgan Chase The U.S. Federal Reserve announced on Thursday it had terminated a 2013 enforcement action it imposed on JPMorgan Chase after the bank reported significant losses stemming from its "London Whale" trading scandal....
22:52 2019-06-06

The Health 202: This family planning group says it will still reject federal money over abortion referral rule 'We’re done. We’re going to withdraw from the program and rely on local resources for as long as we can,' Maine Family Planning CEO George Hill said....
14:00 2019-07-22

A federal court reportedly ruled 'bikini baristas' at Washington coffee bars may have to cover up Ted S. Warren/AP Women serving coffee at Seattle-area drive-through stands reportedly might have to wear more than just bikinis while on the clock. A new ruling from a federal appeals court upheld local rules that dictate wardrobe guidelines for the "bikini baristas," according to CNN. The ruling w...
03:52 2019-07-08

Kamala Harris and AOC Introduce Legislation That Protects Formerly Incarcerated People Against Federal Housing Discrimination U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is introducing a bill Wednesday with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that aims to protect people with criminal records from discriminatory policies in federal housing....
18:26 2019-07-10

Federal Watchdog Agency Says White House Should Fire Kellyanne Conway for Violating the Hatch Act (WASHINGTON) — A federal watchdog agency is recommending that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeatedly violating a law that limits certain political activities of federal employees. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel says Conway has become a “repeat offender” ...
18:52 2019-06-13

Twitter Racist Who Allegedly Sent Death Threats to Muslim Lawyer Now Facing Federal Charges After allegedly sending a death threat to a Muslim lawyer on Twitter last year, a North Carolina man is facing federal felony charges of issuing a threat via interstate commerce that could land him in prison for up to five years, the New York Times reported on Monday.Read more......
07:52 2019-07-02

Man who advocated mass shootings, killing federal agents had huge arsenal in home: feds An Ohio man who wrote online that he supported mass shootings and attacks at Planned Parenthood sites was busted at a home with a veritable arsenal inside, including over a dozen rifles, pistols and roughly 10,000 rounds of ammo, federal prosecutors said. Justin Olsen, an 18-year-old who lives with ...
21:13 2019-08-13

Trump order for federal purchases of iron and steel may come too late to lift U.S. metals producers Trump's efforts to shore up U.S. steel industry have widened the gap between companies like U.S. Steel, that use costly legacy blast furnaces, and companies like Nucor, that use cheaper, more efficient electric-arc furnaces....
22:13 2019-07-15

Survey Shows Americans Are Becoming More Supportive of Transgender Rights Amid Federal Rollback of LGBTQ Protections More than six in ten Americans say they have become more supportive of transgender rights compared to their stances five years ago, according to a new survey. The findings from the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, show a shift in public perception across polit...
15:26 2019-06-11

Federal judge rejects Trump administration’s bid to swap out lawyers for Census case on citizenship question The judge’s decision is the latest development in the continuing effort by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census....
02:39 2019-07-10

Federal Watchdog Asks Agencies to Please Stop Relying on Credit Rating Firms After Equifax Hack The Government Accountability Office is warning federal agencies including the U.S. Postal Service, the Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in a report this week that they should stop relying on credit agencies to verify identities aft...
03:13 2019-06-17

Federal Judge Rules New Evidence of Race and Partisan Bias in Citizenship Question Issue Deserves a 2nd Look A federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday ruled there is enough new evidence to suggest the need to reconsider whether the Trump administration conspired to disenfranchise minorities and Democrats when it moved to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census....
04:39 2019-06-20

Manafort transferred to NY federal prison ahead of state trial, after Rikers Island move nixed Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was transferred to a federal prison in New York City late Monday ahead of his pending state court trial -- but only after the Justice Department rejected a local district attorney’s widely criticized bid to move him to the notorious Rikers Island prison c...
15:39 2019-06-18

Pentagon issues forceful rebuke of Oracle as debate over a massive federal contract turns caustic The military's remarks and a "Conspiracy" graphic created by Oracle have become flash points in the dispute over a $10 billion government contract that is pitting Amazon, IBM and other big tech firms against one another....
18:13 2019-07-31

Senate Democrats urge Federal Reserve to probe Deutsche Bank's relationship with Trump, Kushner Senate Democrats are now urging the Federal Reserve to investigate Deutsche Bank’s relationship with President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports that bank officials ignored alleged suspicious activities on their accounts....
21:52 2019-06-06

Trump says he’ll ‘immediately’ appeal a federal judge’s ruling to block $2.5 billion in border wall funds Associated Press/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump is vowing to appeal a judge's ruling that says his administration cannot take $2.5 billion in funds intended for anti-drug activities and use it to build a wall along the Mexican border. A U.S. District Court judge ruled that the transfer of the mo...
01:13 2019-06-30

Ohio 'heartbeat bill' blocked by federal judge as pro-life groups push for Supreme Court appeal Pro-life groups are vowing to go to the Supreme Court after a federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a so-called "heartbeat bill" in Ohio, which would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected....
01:39 2019-07-04

'Appalled' and 'Disappointed': Federal Judge Tells St. Louis to Stop Dragging Feet on Cash Bail Order The city of St. Louis can no longer hold people in jail simply because they’re too poor to pay bail, a federal judge ruled last week. The decision was celebrated by the city’s civil rights advocates, who have argued for years that its cash bail system was unconstitutional. But following the ruling—w...
17:13 2019-06-17

In ruling with implications for Trump’s pardon power, Supreme Court continues to allow state and federal prosecutions for same offense The justices rejected a concerted effort by groups of conservatives and liberals seeking to persuade the court that the exception to the Constitution’s double jeopardy clause is not warranted....
04:26 2019-06-18

Californians brace for aftershocks after pair of potent quakes; governor confident about federal commitment to assist state Communities in Southern California were bracing for hundreds of aftershocks Saturday after the region was rocked this week by two of the largest earthquakes felt in two decades, resulting in multiple fires, punctured water and gas lines and infrastructure damage. ...
03:13 2019-07-07

White Mississippi man who burned cross near black residents' home has been charged in federal hate crime case A man faces federal charges in a 2017 cross burning outside the home of African American residents in a small Mississippi town.        ...
20:13 2019-07-01

Lawyer for Epstein victims claims Acosta hid federal immunity deal from his clients, invites him to visit Florida to explain A former attorney for two Jeffrey Epstein accusers, Paul Cassel, said the agreement reached between Labor secretary Alex Acosta and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was shrouded in secrecy, and purposely kept hidden from the victims. ...
23:52 2019-07-11

Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China. The post Federal prosecutor tells jurors ex-University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped, killed visiting scholar from China appeared first on LEX18.com....
18:26 2019-06-12

HBO Leaving Neverland Case to Remain Open After Federal Judge Rejects Michael Jackson Estate Arbitration Request The ongoing case between HBO and Michael Jackson’s estate regarding the premiere network’s documentary Leaving Neverland has taken an interesting turn, due to a federal judge’s recent decision not to throw the case to an arbitrator, per the estate’s request....
21:52 2019-05-29

President Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana, sends federal assistance ahead of Tropical Storm Barry President Trump declared a federal emergency for Louisiana on Thursday night, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts ahead of the strengthening of Tropical Storm Barry....
12:26 2019-07-12

Rich states, poor states: How a federal minimum wage hike would widen the gap With growing enthusiasm for lifting the federal minimum wage in Congress, it’s time to consider some data on wages and differences in the cost of living across the 50 states. The Raise the Wage Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., in January with broad support from his party, would raise the ...
20:39 2019-06-03

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as a victory....
22:13 2019-06-05

Federal drug crackdown yields 32 arrests in notoriously drug-heavy San Francisco neighborhood “It’s pretty bad. They're just shooting up right in front of you,” one local business owner described the drug-infested area.        ...
06:13 2019-08-08

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell: 'Moderate' risk from corporate debt Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the central bank is closely monitoring a sharp rise in corporate debt.        ...
15:13 2019-05-21

Federal judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust rules Roughly five months after the Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm entered the courtroom over charges that Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive behavior, a federal judge has sided with the FTC. In a decision shared Tuesday night, US District Judge L......
16:52 2019-05-22

Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. (credit: nate2b / Flickr) Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Mast...
03:00 2019-06-18

Federal police raid ABC News in Sydney over 'Afghan Files' stories alleging unlawful killings by Australian special forces Police raided the offices of Australia's national broadcaster on Wednesday over allegations it had published information from classified leaked military documents....
09:39 2019-06-05

'Here we go again.' Federal judge blocks Mississippi's 'heartbeat' abortion law The law would have banned abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is detected.        ...
02:13 2019-05-25

|DropinSApassportpower-report The South African passport has dropped in the rankings of the Henley Passport Index due to a reduction in the number of visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations which South Africans have access to....
15:26 2019-07-02

Report: The Rockets Are All Fed Up With Each Other With the Warriors severely depleted heading into next season, it stands to reason that the Houston Rockets are as well-positioned as any other team to take advantage and end the Warriors’ five-year Finals run. After all, they’ve been the only Western Conference team to seriously push Golden State, a...
20:26 2019-06-17

|3reformsthatwillmaximizeaviationbenefitsinSA-report In 2017, 20.9 million passenger journeys were made to, from and within South Africa, with aviation and tourism representing US$9.4bn in gross value added....
11:39 2019-07-13

|Substandardeducationamongtop5risksforSA-report Structurally high unemployment, growing income disparity and inequality as well as inadequate or substandard education and skills development count under the top five risks facing South Africa, according a risk expert....
09:00 2019-06-20

Next 007 will be revealed in 'Bond 25': report The next James Bond film will show the secret agent pass the torch — and fans of the Ian Fleming-inspired franchise are in for a shock as to which star gets the latest license to kill....
20:39 2019-07-14

Report: Man, woman die after being hit by ATVs LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Police in Louisville are investigating after a man and woman died after being hit by ATVs early Sunday morning. WAVE reports that the incident happened just after midnight near Lover River and Watson roads. Police said the man and woman were walking along a flood wall ...
22:39 2019-06-30

The BMW Z4 Could Get Axed After This Generation: Report Philosophically, BMW’s Z lineup began with the Z1 in the late ‘80s and grew to the volume-seller Z3 in the ‘90s. The cars are BMW’s take on the idea of a sporty roadster, but the line could end after this current generation Z4, a new report claims....
18:39 2019-07-31

|Kieswetteraccusedofbullying,'jobsforpals'-report SA Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter – whose appointment formed part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's clean-up of government agencies – has been accused of corruption in the Technology Innovation Agency, whose board he chairs....
13:26 2019-07-07

BMW Not Even Interested in M Car Hot Hatchback: Report BMW doesn’t appear to want to even bother making a M version of the new front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive BMW 1 Series, as a new AutoExpress report claims....
20:39 2019-06-18

Why the jobs report could be better than everyone expects Can I predict the employment report correctly for the second straight month? We’ll know Friday. By most measures, the US economy looks as though it’s weakening. But tomorrow’s employment report could show the opposite. In fact, I think it will — but not because the economy is strong. Sorry that I’m ...
06:26 2019-06-06

This is the fastest airline, according to new report Forbes released its list of the fastest and slowest domestic airlines from 2018 Department of Transportation Statistics.       ...
23:26 2019-06-18