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Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe -reports

Defense attorney Marc Kasowitz speaks to reporters after a jury found the New York and New Jersey Port Authority negligent in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, in New York October 26, 2005.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has tapped a lawyer who has represented him on business matters to serve as his private attorney as a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, news media reported on Tuesday.  Full Article 

FILE PHOTO: A figure of a child holding an open book decorates a flagpole at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Patent plaintiffs see way around U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Corporations are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where they can be sued for patent infringement, but some intellectual property lawyers say loopholes in the ruling likely mean lawsuits will continue to be filed in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.  Full Article 

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State appeals court rules Exxon must give records to NY prosecutor

A New York state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Exxon Mobil Corp should be compelled to turnover records in an investigation into how much the company knew about global warming as it continued to publicly downplay the effects it was expected to have on the fossil fuel industry.  Full Article 

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Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe -reports

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has tapped a lawyer who has represented him on business matters to serve as his private attorney as a special counsel investigates whether his campaign worked with Russia in last year's election, news media reported on Tuesday.

U.S. lawmakers gear up to block Trump plan to slash oil stockpile

WASHINGTON A Trump administration plan to sell off half the U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile to help balance the budget faces opposition in Congress, with lawmakers from both parties worried the proposal would undermine the drilling industry and make the country vulnerable to supply shocks.

U.S. agency will not take action against CBS' 'Colbert' show

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday it will not impose any fine or take any action after receiving thousands of complaints about a May 1 broadcast of CBS Corp's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Woman arrested on charges of smuggling U.S. space technology to China

WASHINGTON A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Apollo Global in advanced talks to buy jobs website CareerBuilder -sources

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management is in advanced talks to acquire U.S. job-hunting website CareerBuilder LLC after negotiations with another buyout firm ended unsuccessfully, according to people familiar with the matter.

U.S. SEC suspends some in-house court cases over hiring of judges

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended some of its pending in-house court cases, after a Denver-based federal appeals court found the agency had violated the Constitution in how it hired its administrative law judges.

State appeals court rules Exxon must give records to NY prosecutor

NEW YORK, May 23 A New York state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Exxon Mobil Corp should be compelled to turn over records in an investigation into how much the company knew about global warming as it continued to publicly downplay the effects it was expected to have on the fossil fuel industry.

State appeals court rules Exxon must give records to NY prosecutor

NEW YORK A New York state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Exxon Mobil Corp should be compelled to turn over records in an investigation into how much the company knew about global warming as it continued to publicly downplay the effects it was expected to have on the fossil fuel industry.

'Soup Nazi' company executive indicted for U.S. tax evasion

NEW YORK The chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical "Soup Nazi" character on the television comedy "Seinfeld" has been indicted for tax evasion, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

U.S. court rules against Andorran bank accused of money laundering

By Joel Schectman WASHINGTON A federal appeals court in Washington ruled on Tuesday against owners of the now defunct Banca Privada d’Andorra S.A. who had sought to reverse an order by the U.S. Treasury Department declaring the institution a "primary money laundering concern." A three-judge panel rejected calls by Ramon and Higini Cierco, former owners of the Andorran bank known as BPA, to rule the Treasury action illegal, capping a lawsuit that had attacked the Treasury

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Watergate, Whitewater precedent sets stage for Russia probe

On Monday, lawyers for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn informed the Senate Intelligence Committee that Flynn does not intend to produce documents subpoenaed by the committee. In a six-page letter explaining why, Flynn’s counsel from Covington & Burling cited (among other cases) the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2000 decision in U.S. v. Hubbell, which held that a witness can’t be compelled to respond to a subpoena so broad that it amounts to a prosecutorial