California urges Trump administration to abandon fuel rule plan

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Sept 24 : California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules. Mary Nichols, who chairs the state’s Air Resources Board, asked the U.S. National […]

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Sept 23 : The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners to come to the United States or remain there if they have received or are likely to receive public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid. The proposed regulation from the Department […]

Trump chips away at liberal US appeals court majorities

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Sept 20 : Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word […]

Manafort cooperation could energize Mueller probe -legal experts

By Jan Wolfe Undated, Sept 15 : A plea deal by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors in their investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election suggests he could shed light on unanswered questions revolving around the campaign, legal experts said on Friday. Manafort’s agreement with Special Counsel Robert […]