Industry regulation

This Wednesday, March 27, 2019 photo showsTwo bottles of e-liquid - Apple Peach Strawberry and Fuji Apple Strawberry Nectarine - on a counter at a VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes store in Aiea, Hawaii. Hawaii lawmakers are considering outlawing flavored tobacco and electronic cigarette liquids like Maui Mango and Cookie Monsta in an effort to stop escalating teenage vaping. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 29, 2019 - 12:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a spike in teenage vaping. Hawaii would be the first state to adopt such a...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump has been dealt a second setback in a week for his administration's health care initiatives. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by Trump after another judge on Wednesday blocked Medicaid work requirements for low-income people. Trump has hailed the small-business plan as a big success, but its impact is difficult to measure. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 29, 2019 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, the second setback in a week for the administration's health care initiatives. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates wrote in his opinion late Thursday that so-called "...
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a ruling striking down the Trump administration's small-business health insurance plan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump's administration says it disagrees with a federal judge's ruling that a new type of health insurance plan for small businesses...
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China's Vice Premier Liu He, right, shakes hands with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as they pose for a group photo at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, March 29, 2019. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 8:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. negotiators adjourned trade talks in Beijing on Friday with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying they had been "constructive." Neither side gave any details on whether the talks made progress on issues preventing them from reaching an agreement to end a wide...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2002 file photo, the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac is shown from Mackinaw City, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered state departments and agencies to take no further action on legislation enacted in late 2018 authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath lakes Huron and Michigan. On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, deemed unconstitutional a 2018 law that established a panel to oversee construction and operation of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 28, 2019 - 8:08 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A law that Michigan's Republican-led Legislature hurriedly passed during a lame-duck session in December authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking lakes Huron and Michigan is unconstitutional, the state's Democratic attorney general...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, then U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, speaks during the annual state of Colorado energy luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum council in Denver. At right is former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Interior Department, is promising to cut regulation for businesses without sacrificing environmental interests, if he wins confirmation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 28, 2019 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former oil and gas lobbyist nominated to head the Interior Department declined on Thursday to commit to recusing himself from future regulatory decisions involving past clients, telling senators "you want to have your A quarterback on the team." David Bernhardt appeared before...
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March 28, 2019 - 10:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of a Siberian region has banned some foreigners from an array of jobs amid high tensions after an attack on a local woman, allegedly by migrants. The ruling by Sakha Republic head Aisen Nikolaev was made public Thursday. It bans migrants from driving trucks or buses,...
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A protestor waves flags outside of the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. British lawmakers were preparing to vote Wednesday on alternatives for leaving the European Union as they seek to end an impasse following the overwhelming defeat of the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 28, 2019 - 8:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The European Union says it hopes to see a "yes" vote on Brexit soon in the British parliament and especially this week if the U.K. wants to leave the EU based on the deal both sides have agreed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May announces that her Cabinet has agreed to a draft Brexit deal with the European Union after "impassioned" debate, outside 10 Downing Street in London. May told lawmakers Wednesday she is prepared to step down "earlier than I intended" in order to win passage of her Brexit divorce deal from the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
March 28, 2019 - 3:19 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:50 p.m. British lawmakers have voted on eight different possible Brexit options, but none received the majority support that would clarify the U.K.'s course. Parliament is trying to find an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's twice-...
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President Donald Trump speaks before awarding the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in Washington.m Buoyed by word that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion with Russia, Trump is signaling he wants to get back to policy. But his agenda remains light on details and seems heavily focused on the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 27, 2019 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn't find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he's...
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