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U.S. indicts Russian analyst who contributed to 'Steele dossier'

Nov 04 2021

WASHINGTON A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted the Russian analyst who contributed to the "Steele dossier" alleging potential ties between Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russia, a special prosecutor investigating the matter said on Thursday.

Justice Dept holds news conference after report it will challenge Texas abortion law

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and other senior officials will hold a news conference on Thursday on a civil enforcement action, the Justice Department said after a report the Biden administration is preparing to sue Texas over its abortion law.

Trump endorses challenger to Republican Cheney in Wyoming House race

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON Former President Donald Trump endorsed Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman's bid on Thursday to unseat U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, who was the highest-profile Republican to seek Trump's removal from office on a charge he incited the U.S. Capitol riot.

Pearson to pay $1 million to settle charges it misled investors, U.S. SEC says

Aug 16 2021

WASHINGTON London-based Pearson PLC will pay $1 million to settle charges it misled investors about a 2018 cyber intrusion involving the theft of millions of student records, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on Monday.

White House announces final extension of student loan repayment pause

Aug 06 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Friday announced a final extension of a coronavirus relief pause on federal student loan repayments, interest and collections until Jan. 31, 2022.

Ernst & Young, auditors to pay over $10 million to settle SEC charges

Aug 02 2021

Accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP, a partner and two former employees agreed to pay more than $10 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges they violated auditor independence rules, the agency said on Monday.

Biden says jobs report 'grim,' relief package needed now and in January

Dec 05 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said in a statement on Friday the November U.S. jobs report underlined the need for urgent action on coronavirus relief but that any package passed by Congress now would not suffice and that more would be needed in January. | Video

Treasury nominee Yellen warns of 'self-reinforcing' U.S. downturn, vows to aid needy

Dec 01 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the United States is experiencing a historic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout that requires urgent action to avert a "self-reinforcing" downturn.

Trump says he did not discuss election with court nominee Barrett

Sep 28 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hopes his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is paying attention to the issue of mail-in ballot security but said he did not discuss the upcoming U.S. presidential election with her.

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

Aug 02 2020

WASHINGTON White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday he was not optimistic on reaching agreement soon on a deal for the next round of legislation to provide relief to Americans hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

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