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April 3, 2018 12:48 AM White House probing environment chief Pruitt after condo report: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is reviewing Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s activities after reports he paid below the market rate to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist who deals with issues overseen by the agency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing an unnamed White House official. Pruitt has declined to comment 116

April 3, 2018 12:34 AM Acting Chief Recommends Reining In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Trump administration plan would give Congress, White House power over independent agency WASHINGTON—The Trump administration wants to limit a federal regulator’s independence in policing the consumer-finance industry, the latest salvo by the White House to roll back Obama-era oversight put in place after the financial crisis. Mick Mulvaney, acting director 76

March 24, 2018 3:34 PM Apple’s Cook to Trump: Embrace Open Trade

Cook also calls for regulations to protect privacy during forum in Beijing BEIJING—Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook urged U.S. President Donald Trump to support free-trade policies as a series of tariffs and other actions raise tensions between the U.S. and China. “Countries that embrace openness, that embrace trade, that embrace diversity are the countries 74

March 23, 2018 10:23 PM EPA Tentatively Decides to Ease Vehicle Emission Standards

The agency faces an April 1 deadline for a final determination on tailpipe standards The Environmental Protection Agency has tentatively concluded that future vehicle emissions standards should be eased, a decision long lobbied for by car companies that argued looming regulations are too stringent and need revision. The EPA has drafted a so-called final 55

March 20, 2018 10:18 PM Uber Driverless-Vehicle Accident Complicates Push to Ease Rules

Bill in Congress that would speed the cars’ development is likely to face more hurdles WASHINGTON—This week’s pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car is likely to complicate efforts in Congress to speed the vehicles’ development by wiping away state safety regulations. The House last fall passed legislation that would pre-empt regulations that some states 56

March 18, 2018 10:57 AM Officials say 1 body found after Kenya building collapse

NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenyan official says a male body has been recovered from the rubble of a building collapse as search and rescue work was called off. Nairobi's police chief Joseph ole Tito said Sunday the operation had been completed in the debris of the four-story guest house that collapsed Saturday morning in Ruai area on the outskirts of the capital 76

March 15, 2018 7:05 PM Bulgaria launches natural gas hub project with EU support

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bulgaria is creating a natural gas hub at its Black Sea coast. The Bulgarian energy ministry says the state-owned company Bulgartransgaz signed a 1.2 million-euro ($1.5 million) contract Thursday with a Bulgarian-Swiss consortium for a feasibility study. The European Union has pledged to provide 920,000 euros ($1.13 million) for the project 80

March 13, 2018 11:23 PM She chose the gunmaker over the Catholic university. Good riddance to St. Thomas CFO!

She chose the gunmaker over the Catholic university. Good riddance to St. Thomas CFO! When a community member brought to the attention of the president of St. Thomas University that his new CFO had become part of the board of trustees of one of America’s largest manufacturers of assault weapons, Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale initially didn’t see a conflict 73

March 13, 2018 4:16 AM Navy's Red Hill analysis concerns environmental regulators

A Navy analysis may underestimate the contamination potential of leaks from giant fuel tanks near Pearl Harbor, environmental regulators said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health sent a letter to the Navy last month outlining their concerns about the Navy's work. The Navy has 20 underground fuel storage tanks 82

March 9, 2018 4:52 PM Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs: Treasury's Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could exempt more countries from trade tariffs, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. Trump signed an order for 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum at the White House on Thursday, but exempted Canada and Mexico. “The president can do exemptions and my expectation 121