Trump administration bars California from requiring cleaner cars

The Trump administration said on Thursday it is revoking California's authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and to require some zero-emission vehicles, a decision that will spark a massive legal battle over the future of U.S. vehicles and the most populous state's regulatory role.

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19.Sep.2019


U.S. House Speaker Pelosi unveils proposal to lower drug prices

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released proposed legislation on Thursday that would allow the federal government to negotiate the prices of hundreds of prescription drugs for Medicare healthcare beneficiaries as well as other consumers.

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19.Sep.2019


Trump and California go to war over clean cars

U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers.

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19.Sep.2019


Trump says EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and attendant pollution.

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19.Sep.2019


Trump says EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless

U.S. President Donald Trump said the Environmental Protection Agency will issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco on its homeless and other issues.

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19.Sep.2019


U.S. travel industry urges Washington to reauthorize tourism body Brand USA

Some 15 executives from companies associated with the tourism industry, such as American Express and Marriott , have urged the U.S. government to renew federal funding of Brand USA, which promotes the United States as a travel destination.

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19.Sep.2019


Trump expresses dismay over cost of keeping Guantanamo prison open

President Donald Trump expressed unhappiness on Wednesday with the cost of keeping open a controversial prison at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and said his administration was studying the issue.

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19.Sep.2019


Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with senators in DC

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington.

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19.Sep.2019


Trump to meet with U.S. senators Thursday over biofuels policy

President Donald Trump will meet on Thursday with U.S. senators to discuss biofuels policy, Senator Bill Cassidy's office said, as Trump attempts to find a compromise between Big Oil and Big Corn on an issue that pits two constituencies that are important to Trump's quest for a second term against each other.

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18.Sep.2019


Jeffrey Epstein's estate faces new lawsuit from accuser

A woman on Wednesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying the financier sexually abused her for years when she was a teenager.

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18.Sep.2019


American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotage will remain behind bars

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday ordered that an American Airlines mechanic charged with purposely damaging an aircraft that was due to take off from Miami with 150 aboard remain behind bars before a trial, court papers showed.

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18.Sep.2019


Southwest passengers get no damages for flights canceled by de-icer shortage: U.S. judge

Southwest Airlines Co won the dismissal of a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking damages for stranded passengers on hundreds of winter flights it was forced to cancel because it ran out of de-icer fluid.

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18.Sep.2019


California governor signs gig economy labor bill into law

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law a controversial labor bill, AB 5, which spells out when companies must treat "gig economy" contract workers as employees.

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18.Sep.2019


Trump fight on California auto emissions could outlast presidency

The expected legal battle over President Donald Trump's plan to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle emissions standards separate from those established by the U.S. government appears unlikely to be resolved before next year's presidential election.

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18.Sep.2019


Trump says there is still a national emergency over border security

U.S. President Donald Trump, visiting a wall on the border with Mexico in California, said on Wednesday there was still a national emergency with regard to border security.

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18.Sep.2019


U.S. House Democrats introduce bill to fund government until Nov. 21

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a stopgap government funding bill on Wednesday that would maintain current spending levels until Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown when funding expires at the end of this month.

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18.Sep.2019


U.S. trade groups urge Congress to rein in 'Tariff Man' Trump

Nearly two dozen U.S. lobbying groups have joined forces to try to rein in U.S. President Donald Trump's power to unilaterally impose tariffs amid growing concern about the negative economic impact of his trade policies.

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18.Sep.2019


After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key hostage negotiator to replace him

U.S. President Donald Trump picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien on Wednesday as his fourth White House national security adviser, turning to a low-key choice for the position after the boisterous tenure of John Bolton.

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18.Sep.2019


Democrats seek details on U.S. military use of Trump resort hotel

Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.

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18.Sep.2019


Factbox: Trump's new national security adviser, in his own words

U.S. President Donald Trump named Robert O'Brien on Wednesday as his latest White House national security adviser, picking a lawyer who has worked to secure the release of hostages to replace John Bolton, with whom Trump parted acrimoniously.

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18.Sep.2019