Industry regulation

October 25, 2018 - 11:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Senate Majority Leader McConnell is again leading the federal agency that oversees the nation's power grid after the agency's chairman stepped down for health reasons. President Donald Trump tapped former Republican Senate staffer Neil Chatterjee to chair the...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, from a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 25, 2018 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is focusing on the cost of prescription drugs. And Trump is linking the prices Americans complain about to one of his longstanding grievances: foreign countries the president says are taking advantage of U.S...
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In this Oct. 13, 2005, photo Jeffrey Ansted, founder of American Broadband and Telecommunications, poses for a photo. The Federal Communications Commission accused Toledo-based American Broadband and Telecommunications Co. of creating fake accounts by using the identities of dead people and manipulating the information from existing customers to get government reimbursements. The company's founder, Ansted, used the money to buy country club memberships, a Ferrari convertible, a Florida condominium and an $8 million Cessna jet, the FCC said. (Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 4:22 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A telecommunications company faces a potential $63 million fine for misusing government money meant to help low-income people get phone and internet service and instead spending it on a yacht and private jet, federal regulators said. The Federal Communications Commission accused...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of driving bans in major cities. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
October 24, 2018 - 9:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is putting pressure on the country's automakers to fix their diesel cars that have excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of diesel driving bans in major cities. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet agreed upon a series of measures...
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October 22, 2018 - 10:48 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian authorities say they have successfully taken down an illegal counterfeit operation that was printing high quality bogus euro and U.S. dollar banknotes. Deputy chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said Monday that counterfeit bills worth 11.5 million euros and US$2 million...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, returning to the White House in Washington after attending a rally in Nevada. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 21, 2018 - 2:10 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — President Donald Trump says he needs to learn more about the killing of a Saudi journalist and will be working with Congress on the U.S. response. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, he said he will be talking to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman soon...
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The body of a victim of a train accident lies covered in cloth on a railway track in Amritsar, India, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
October 19, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens more, a Congress party leader said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. McCaskill and Hawley are scheduled to debate Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 18, 2018 - 9:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The two squared-off...
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A pro-EU demonstrator holds up an EU flag to oncoming traffic outside the Palace of Westminster as the British government holds a cabinet meeting on Brexit inside 10 Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. The Brexit agreement must be sealed in the coming weeks to leave enough time for relevant parliaments to ratify it, but talks continue, particularly over how to ensure no physical border dividing the UK from Northern Ireland and the EU member state of Ireland. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 18, 2018 - 9:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain triggered the two-year timetable to leave the European Union, October's summit of EU leaders was supposed to be the...
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In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. A federal court has denied a request to delay an Obama-era regulation that helps students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their student loans forgiven. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has denied a request to further delay an Obama-era regulation that helps students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their student loans forgiven. Julie Murray, an attorney with Public Citizen who represents defrauded students, says the policy that has been...
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