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U.S. Justice Department Proposes Changes to Internet Platforms’ Immunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met with nine Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for internet companies after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the same law. Trump …

Judge Voids Trump ‘Joint Employer’ Rule That U.S. States Called Anti-Labor

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Trump administration rule that narrowed the definition of “joint employer,” and which the attorneys general of 17 states and Washington, D.C. said would eliminate important labor protections for workers. …

Trump Approves Emergency Aid For Iowa After Storm

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he approved federal disaster aid for Iowa after a hurricane-force storm hit last week, causing widespread damage in towns and farms and leaving thousands without power. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Sunday …

Chemical Safety Watchdog To Proceed, With Only One Board Member

HOUSTON — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, which has only one board member instead of the usual five, was to meet on Friday despite efforts by President Donald Trump to wind down the federal watchdog agency responsible for probing major …

Watchdog Details Storm of Political Pressure in Sharpiegate

Political pressure from the White House and a series of “crazy in the middle of the night” texts, emails and phone calls caused top federal weather officials to wrongly admonish a weather office for a tweet that contradicted President Donald …

Wildfire Burns Near Mount Rushmore Week Before Trump Visit

CUSTER, S.D.– South Dakota is bringing in more resources to fight a wildfire that burned Thursday near Mount Rushmore ahead of next week’s visit to the monument by President Donald Trump for Independence Day celebrations. The fire that started in …

Trump’s Grid Order Baffles Utilities Over What They Can Buy

U.S. utilities are scrutinizing their suppliers of transformers and other power-grid equipment for ties to China as they await details on President Donald Trump’s order to crack down on imports from overseas adversaries. Electric companies are trying to preemptively identify …

US Cities Erupt in More Violence Amid Threats From Trump

WASHINGTON — American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over, amid boasts and threats from President Donald Trump to send in troops to “dominate the streets.” …

Tesla, California County Reach Deal to Reopen U.S. Plant Next Week

Tesla Inc. and officials in California have resolved their acrimonious clash over safety procedures at the automaker’s sole U.S. assembly plant with a deal that allows production to resume as early as Monday, county officials said. The county said the …

Senators, Business and Labor Feel Their Way on Virus Liability

Congressional Republicans have made liability protection for employers a nonnegotiable demand in any new coronavirus stimulus, but Senator Lindsey Graham, an ally of President Donald Trump, says that regulators have a role to play in the workplace. The government must …