Government regulations

December 10, 2017 - 2:13 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday. A Nov. 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Health...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, photo, Stephanie and Lance Schmidt pose for a photo with their children, from left, Stella, Solomon and Theo, at their home in Oklahoma City. The Schmidt's have opted for a cost-sharing ministry this year after they realized their monthly insurance bill would have more than doubled to over $1,200 and stuck them with an $8,000 deductible for their family of five. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
December 10, 2017 - 10:10 am
Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options. The cheapest individual coverage available in her market would eat up nearly a quarter of the income her husband brings home from the oilfields. The Bryson, Texas, couple makes too much to qualify for...
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A man walks by a screen showing the price of bitcoin in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. South Korean is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in crypto currencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 08, 2017 - 5:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in crypto currencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins. The country's financial regulator said Friday that it has ruled out using bitcoin for derivative products. The decision...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, luggage sits on a baggage claim carousel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. The Transportation Department is dropping an Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines to disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 07, 2017 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the Department of Transportation. The department said in a notice posted online Thursday that it is...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. A key global forum of banking regulators has completed a new set of rules aimed at keeping bad banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and hurting the economy, it was reported on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Under the latest rules, banks must keep at least 7X percent of the capital buffers under their own internal risk calculations, compared to a stricter measure used by regulators.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
December 07, 2017 - 11:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A global forum of banking regulators has finished its years-long work on rules that aim to keep weak banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and setting off financial crises like the one that led to the Great Recession. The oversight board of the Basel Committee on Banking...
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December 07, 2017 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will restrict visas for Cambodians "undermining democracy" in the Southeast Asian nation following the dissolution of the main opposition party and a crackdown on independent media. The State Department said it was a direct response...
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Heather Gooze, Las Vegas shooting witness, cries as she testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled: "Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 06, 2017 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The House...
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December 06, 2017 - 4:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation's largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year. The landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rules as a work in...
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FILE - This January 2017 file photo provided by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shows German Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt. Prosecutors are seeking a seven-year prison sentence for Schmidt, a Volkswagen senior manager who pleaded guilty in the automaker's U.S. diesel emissions scandal. Schmidt will be sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Detroit federal court. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
December 06, 2017 - 1:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Volkswagen senior manager say his U.S. prison sentence shouldn't exceed 40 months for his role in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced Wednesday in Detroit federal court. The U.S. government is asking a judge to send him away for...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey approved new regulations Tuesday on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they touted as the nation's toughest for a major metropolitan area. The rules taking effect Jan. 1 in unincorporated parts of Harris...
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