Industry regulation

FILE - In these photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. in a Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, and President Donald Trump, May 12, 2017. The relationship of Trump and McConnell is now at the center of the Washington crucible. As controversy swirls over Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, McConnell's moves will set the tone for how the rest of the Senate and Republican Party as a whole responds. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2017 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had just headlined a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was booed by home-state voters far more enamored with the president than with their longtime GOP senator. Now the two were flying back to Washington aboard Air Force...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 29, 2017, airport staff inform passengers at the check in area at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco. European governments alarmed at a proposed expansion of the ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to planes are holding urgent talks Friday May 12, 21017, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/ Abdeljalil Bounhar, FILE)
May 12, 2017 - 11:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European governments are holding urgent talks Friday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, alarmed at a proposed expansion of the U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the EU. Such a move, which some airline officials expect will happen, would...
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May 12, 2017 - 3:29 am
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A Republican congressman who campaigned on repealing the Affordable Care Act is cautioning constituents that the House GOP replacement bill is just "a tweak of Obamacare." Two-term Iowa Republican Rod Blum indicates that the GOP bill would have gone further if he had his...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2017, file photo, U.S. Trade Representative-designate Robert Lighthizer testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lighthizer has easily cleared a hurdle in the Senate. The Senate has voted 81-15 to advance the nomination of Lighthizer. A final confirmation vote could occur later Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 11, 2017 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. trade representative easily cleared a Senate hurdle Thursday despite clear frustration among some Republicans with the administration on trade. The Senate voted 81-15 to advance Robert Lighthizer's nomination. A final confirmation vote...
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Fresh off the House vote on repealing Obamacare care, U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, right, holds a town meeting in Willingboro, N.J., Wednesday, May 10, 2017. MacArthur, who played a key role in helping the GOP-led U.S. House pass an Affordable Care Act replacement bill faced angry voters at a town hall Wednesday, with charged questions about health care and President Donald Trump. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 10:11 am
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at a town hall in a heavily Democratic part of his district. Rep. Tom MacArthur faced hundreds of angry...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a sign for Aetna Inc., at the company headquarters in Hartford, Conn. While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer Aetna saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 11, 2017 - 8:56 am
While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges. Aetna said late Wednesday that it won't sell...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union judge says the ride-sharing service Uber is a transport company and could be required to obtain licenses and permits under national law in the 28 EU member states. The case was brought to the European Court of Justice by a taxi company in Spain that claimed a...
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May 10, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprising win for environmentalists and Democrats and a blow to the fossil-fuel industry, the Senate on Wednesday failed in a bid to reverse an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land. The vote was 51-49...
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May 10, 2017 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has blocked an effort to overturn an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land. The measure failed on a vote of 51-to-49 in the Republican-led chamber. Republican leaders were seeking to overturn the...
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May 10, 2017 - 12:02 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's ruling communists fired the party boss in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City after finding he made "serious mistakes and violations" while heading oil and gas monopoly PetroVietnam. Dinh La Thang had earlier been removed from the powerful Politburo, the...
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