Mail.com: Government regulations https://www.mail.com/subjects/1708-government-regulations.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Government regulations https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/1708-government-regulations.html Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5200340-tests-lead-poisoning-faulty-us-regulators-warn.html U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level of lead. As a result, some children under 6, along with pregnant and nursing women, may need retesting, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The lead poisoning... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5200340-tests-lead-poisoning-faulty-us-regulators-warn.html 2017-05-17T22:24:00Z House chairman pushes privatizing air traffic control in US https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5200690-house-chairman-pushes-privatizing-air-traffic-cont.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican committee chairman called on lawmakers Wednesday to turn the nation's air traffic control operations over to a new, non-profit corporation, saying no other infrastructure change has as much potential to improve travel for the average American flyer. President Donald Trump has also called for privatizing air traffic con... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5200690-house-chairman-pushes-privatizing-air-traffic-cont.html 2017-05-17T21:23:00Z Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama? https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5199392-round-premium-hikes-blame-trump-obama.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who's to blame? President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5199392-round-premium-hikes-blame-trump-obama.html 2017-05-17T19:30:00Z Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5200468-cracker-barrel-settles-federal-suit-handicapped-pa.html PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. She claimed parking spaces... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:12:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5200468-cracker-barrel-settles-federal-suit-handicapped-pa.html 2017-05-17T16:12:00Z South Korea names 'chaebol sniper' as antitrust chief https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5199410-south-korea-names-chaebol-sniper-antitrust-chief.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new president named a long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator, as the new administration took a step Wednesday toward reining in big businesses. Kim Sang-jo, an economist who has advocated for shareholder rights and reforming chaebol, the family-controlled big businesses that ... Wed, 17 May 2017 09:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5199410-south-korea-names-chaebol-sniper-antitrust-chief.html 2017-05-17T09:40:00Z Texas moving to exclude 'dreamers' from college work-study https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198306-texas-moving-to-exclude-dreamers-college-work-stud.html AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas legislators are seeking to deny work-study aid to immigrants attending public college under a temporary residency permit, a move that starkly contrasts with a policy enacted 16 years ago that positioned the state as the nation's most welcoming place for foreign-born students. Under the proposal, which is on the verge of clearing... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198306-texas-moving-to-exclude-dreamers-college-work-stud.html 2017-05-16T21:37:00Z Canada: Passengers can't be removed from overbooked flights https://www.mail.com/news/us/5197708-canada-passengers-removed-overbooked-flights.html TORONTO (AP) — No one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking under a new passenger bill of rights, the transportation minister announced Tuesday. Minister Marc Garneau said the shoddy treatment of air passengers outlined in recent news reports will not be tolerated on a... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5197708-canada-passengers-removed-overbooked-flights.html 2017-05-16T18:13:00Z Progress reducing US uninsured rate comes to a halt https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196346-progress-reducing-us-uninsured-rate-to-halt.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years of progress reducing the number of Americans without health insurance has come to a halt, according to a government report out Tuesday. More than a factoid, it shows the stakes in the Republican drive to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 28.6 millio... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196346-progress-reducing-us-uninsured-rate-to-halt.html 2017-05-16T15:54:00Z Q&A: What to know about travel ban appeals https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196250-qa-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhe... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196250-qa-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html 2017-05-16T12:20:00Z The Latest: Trump confident travel ban is lawful https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194716-latest-trump-confident-travel-ban-lawful.html SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the appeal of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local): 1:05 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer expressed confidence that President Trump's travel ban order will be upheld by an appeals court. Spicer said Monday the executive order is fully lawful. He did not... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194716-latest-trump-confident-travel-ban-lawful.html 2017-05-16T01:43:00Z Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5194252-judge-tells-uber-to-return-waymo-files-taken-engin.html DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's order that bars Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo is bad news for Uber and likely will hurt the ride-hailing company's own self-driving research, according to legal experts. The ruling by District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco Monday was mainly a victory for Waymo, the autonomo... Tue, 16 May 2017 00:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5194252-judge-tells-uber-to-return-waymo-files-taken-engin.html 2017-05-16T00:21:00Z Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193468-federal-judges-travel-ban-biased-muslims.html SEATTLE (AP) — Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, defending the travel... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193468-federal-judges-travel-ban-biased-muslims.html 2017-05-15T23:51:00Z Protesters Chant 'No Ban' Outside Federal Court https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195790-protesters-chant-no-ban-federal-court.html There were chants of 'no ban' outside a federal court in Seattle Monday, as a three-judge panel heard arguments on the Trump administration's revised... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195790-protesters-chant-no-ban-federal-court.html 2017-05-15T23:47:00Z AP News Guide: What to know about travel ban appeals https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195654-ap-news-guide-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhe... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195654-ap-news-guide-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html 2017-05-15T22:36:00Z Global tailpipe tests vastly underestimate diesel pollution https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5194586-global-tailpipe-tests-vastly-underestimate-diesel.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says. That extra pollution translated to another 38,000 deaths from soot and smog in 2015, the researchers estimated. The work published Monday in the journal Nature was a follow-u... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5194586-global-tailpipe-tests-vastly-underestimate-diesel.html 2017-05-15T22:06:00Z APNewsBreak: Minnesota medical pot providers run $11M in red https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5195242-apnewsbreak-minnesota-medical-pot-providers-11m-re.html ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have lost a combined $11 million in just two years of sales, according to financial documents obtained by The Associated Press, continuing losses that hint at systemic problems with the state's tightly regulated program despite a recent expansion that allowed thousands more patients to buy the me... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5195242-apnewsbreak-minnesota-medical-pot-providers-11m-re.html 2017-05-15T21:47:00Z Arguments Conclude on Trump's Revised Travel Ban https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195326-arguments-conclude-trumps-revised-travel-ban.html Arguments have wrapped up in a federal appeals court in Seattle over President Donald Trump's travel ban. The three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195326-arguments-conclude-trumps-revised-travel-ban.html 2017-05-15T20:41:00Z A DIY resistance tries to keep the fight against Trump fresh https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194592-diy-resistance-tries-to-fight-trump-fresh.html GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Stationing herself outside a bank building and holding a sign in the unforgiving midday sun, Katie Farnan was multitasking, as usual. She's a mother of two young children and works for a nonprofit firm but also has a third job: Chair of the town hall committee of the activist group Indivisible Front Range Resistance. And at... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194592-diy-resistance-tries-to-fight-trump-fresh.html 2017-05-15T17:54:00Z Who are 3 judges who heard arguments on Trump travel ban? https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193474-who-3-judges-who-heard-arguments-trump-travel-ban.html SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton heard the appeal Monday of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in its Seattle courthouse. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Vi... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193474-who-3-judges-who-heard-arguments-trump-travel-ban.html 2017-05-15T17:46:00Z GOP flips Obama-era regulations, claim a boon to economy https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193390-gop-flips-obama-era-regulations-claim-boon-to-econ.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months, lawmakers used an obscure legislative... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193390-gop-flips-obama-era-regulations-claim-boon-to-econ.html 2017-05-15T10:47:00Z Government scientist from DC wins Miss USA title https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5193246-government-scientist-dc-wins-usa-title.html LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kara McCullough, a scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been crowned Miss USA. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineeri... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:32:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5193246-government-scientist-dc-wins-usa-title.html 2017-05-15T10:32:00Z AP Explains: How lawmakers get their health care https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193396-ap-explains-lawmakers-their-health-care.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who at 80 has had several health setbacks, gets his coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs. House leaders, like Speaker Paul Ryan, get their coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as do many members of Congress. Congress voted to include itself in the law wh... Mon, 15 May 2017 07:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193396-ap-explains-lawmakers-their-health-care.html 2017-05-15T07:49:00Z Comey's firing, health care fuel voters' anger with GOP https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193376-comeys-firing-health-care-fuel-voters-anger-with-g.html MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — Skeleton in hand, retired biology teacher Jeannie Scown delivered a message to her Republican congressman at his office northwest of Chicago. "Killed by Trumpcare Plague, May 4, 2017," her poster read. In a nod to House Republicans' recent vote to gut the health care law, Scown had no intention of sparing four-term ... Mon, 15 May 2017 07:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193376-comeys-firing-health-care-fuel-voters-anger-with-g.html 2017-05-15T07:37:00Z Miss District of Columbia crowned as Miss USA https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193162-district-columbia-crowned-usa.html LAS VEGAS (AP) — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. "I'm extremely thankful for ... Mon, 15 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193162-district-columbia-crowned-usa.html 2017-05-15T05:00:00Z Miss District of Columbia wins 2017 edition of Miss USA https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5192080-district-columbia-wins-2017-edition-usa.html LAS VEGAS (AP) — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The runner-up was Miss New Jer... Mon, 15 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5192080-district-columbia-wins-2017-edition-usa.html 2017-05-15T03:08:00Z The Latest: Miss District of Columbia wins 2017 Miss USA https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5192878-latest-district-columbia-wins-2017-usa.html LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss USA pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 7 p.m. The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Stri... Mon, 15 May 2017 02:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5192878-latest-district-columbia-wins-2017-usa.html 2017-05-15T02:34:00Z The Latest: GOP lawmakers mark success with rules reversals https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5192612-latest-gop-lawmakers-mark-success-with-rules-rever.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on GOP efforts to reverse Obama-era rules (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet the environment and more. Lawmakers have been usin... Mon, 15 May 2017 01:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5192612-latest-gop-lawmakers-mark-success-with-rules-rever.html 2017-05-15T01:15:00Z Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5192106-oregon-port-vote-latest-local-action-fossil-fuels.html SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5 billion Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquefied natur... Sun, 14 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5192106-oregon-port-vote-latest-local-action-fossil-fuels.html 2017-05-14T19:42:00Z Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5191994-missouri-targets-doctor-dearth-expands-first-in-na.html JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Numerous additional doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri's underserved areas as a result of a planned expansion of a first-in-the-nation law aimed at addressing a pervasive doctor shortage. The newly passed Missouri legislation would broaden the reach of a 2014 law that sought to bridg... Sun, 14 May 2017 13:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5191994-missouri-targets-doctor-dearth-expands-first-in-na.html 2017-05-14T13:33:00Z Palestinian West Bank local elections a test for Fatah party https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5190294-palestinian-west-bank-local-elections-test-fatah-p.html HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians choose mayors and local councils in communities across the West Bank on Saturday, a rare chance to cast ballots after more than a decade without presidential or legislative elections. Tribal loyalties often trump party affiliation at the local level, but the vote is also seen as a test for the embattled, nepotism-tain... Sat, 13 May 2017 15:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5190294-palestinian-west-bank-local-elections-test-fatah-p.html 2017-05-13T15:03:00Z