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Diane Bartz

NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

29 Jun 2020

(This June 27 story has been corrected to rectify first paragraph to indicate that Russian aircraft were not jets)

U.S. and states' Google antitrust probe nears finish line

26 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is seeking the final documents to complete an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google, said three sources familiar with the probe, which is expected to end with a lawsuit this summer.

Lawmakers split along party lines on Justice Department's pot probes

25 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Attorney General William Barr ordered unneeded probes into the cannabis industry because of his opposition to pot, a Justice Department attorney testified Wednesday in a stormy congressional hearing on allegations of politically-motivated overreach by Barr.

Lawmakers split along party lines on U.S. Justice Department's pot probes

25 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 24 Attorney General William Barr ordered unneeded probes into the cannabis industry because of his opposition to pot, a Justice Department attorney testified Wednesday in a stormy congressional hearing on allegations of politically-motivated overreach by Barr.

Federal prosecutor says fear of Trump led to reversal on Stone sentencing memo

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The federal office that led the prosecution of President Donald Trump's friend Roger Stone received "heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice" to ease its sentencing recommendation, career prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky plans to tell Congress, according to his prepared remarks.

Career Justice Department staff to outline political meddling in Stone, antitrust cases

24 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 23 The federal office that led the prosecution of President Donald Trump's friend Roger Stone received "heavy pressure from the highest levels of the Department of Justice" to ease its sentencing recommendation, career prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky plans to tell Congress, according to his prepared remarks.

Trump administration proposes rolling back protections for big tech

18 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Wednesday that Congress take up legislation to curb protections big tech platforms like Alphabet's Google and Facebook have had for decades, a senior official said, following through on President Donald Trump's bid to crack down on tech giants.

Zoom hits political turbulence in Washington, Beijing; lobbyists ready

13 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Zoom Video Communications, whose remote meeting app made the obscure California company a hub for global communications during the coronavirus pandemic, now finds itself fighting political battles in Washington and Beijing.

U.S. states accuse 26 drugmakers of generic drug price fixing in sweeping lawsuit

12 Jun 2020

Twenty-six drug manufacturers were sued on Wednesday by the attorneys general of most U.S. states and several territories, which accused them of conspiring to reduce competition and drive up generic drug prices.

U.S. post office loss doubles as it warns COVID-19 will hit its finances

09 May 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service on Friday said its losses more than doubled to $4.5 billion in the quarter ending in March and warned the economic slowdown spurred by the spread of COVID-19 could severely hurt its finances over the next 18 months.

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