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Trump travel ban on more solid ground as top court cancels hearing 5:37pm EDT

NEW YORK The Supreme Court signaled on Monday it may dismiss a challenge to President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban after the White House announced tailored restrictions on eight countries that legal experts said stand a better chance at holding up in court. | Video

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BlackRock fees in limbo over donation to U.S. presidential candidate

NEW YORK A senior BlackRock Inc executive made a donation to an unsuccessful U.S. presidential candidate last year, an action that may prohibit the world's largest asset manager from collecting some fees from a state government, a company regulatory filing showed.

Election 2016 4:42pm EDT

U.S. Senate tips labor board to Republican majority

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed William Emanuel, a veteran management-side labor lawyer, to the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a Republican majority widely expected to roll back recent decisions that business groups have said favored unions.

U.S., Election 2016 6:42pm EDT

New Jersey mayor resigns after admitting corruption charge

NEW YORK The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, resigned on Monday, a city official said, after the mayor pleaded guilty last week to a state criminal conspiracy charge that he ordered city employees to perform work at a warehouse leased by his family members.

U.S., Election 2016 3:17pm EDT

House of Representatives to vote on FAA extension, hurricane tax relief

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Monday on a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to continue to operate and a package of tax relief bills to aid hurricane victims over the objections of ranking Democrats.