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Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) looks on during a press conference about his resistance to the so-called "Skinny Repeal" of the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority.  Full Article 

A voter leaves a polling stations after casting their ballot in the Wisconsin presidential primary election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Wisconsin, Ohio, California and 10 other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.  Full Article 

Smartphones with the logos of T-Mobile and Sprint are seen in this illustration taken September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources

T-Mobile US Inc. is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp., people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.  Full Article 

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Democratic senator lifts hold on Trump antitrust nominee -aide

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday.

U.S. judge will not disturb Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis

NEW YORK A federal judge in Delaware on Friday refused to let four former Wilmington Trust executives charged with bank fraud gather new evidence they hoped would prove that their indictment was tainted by false grand jury testimony and should be dismissed.

Investor group seeks probe into SEC hack, urges data rules delay

WASHINGTON A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were secure.

Kentucky psychologist gets 25 years in prison for $550 mln disability fraud

A former clinical psychologist in Kentucky was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for what prosecutors said was his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain $550 million in federal disability payments for thousands of people.

Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

WASHINGTON Wisconsin, Ohio, California and 10 other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.

U.S. regulators stick with existing policy for 'systemic' firms

WASHINGTON A panel of U.S. regulators decided after meeting on Friday to stick with its existing policy for stricter rules on a handful of large financial institutions it deems "systemically important."

Trump administration drops guidance on college sex-crime probes

The Trump administration on Friday reversed Obama-era guidelines on how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations that it said treated the accused unfairly.

Former U.S. mobster Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano released from prison

Former mob underboss Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, who admitted to involvement in 19 murders and testified against Gambino crime family head John Gotti, has been released from prison after serving more than 17 years, his attorney said on Friday.

U.S. Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority.

Native American tribe moves to dismiss Allergan patent case

A Native American tribe holding patents for drugmaker Allergan Plc on Friday moved to dismiss a case brought by generic drug company Mylan NV challenging the patents.

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Supreme Court to hear major case on political boundaries

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the U.S. Constitution limits how far lawmakers can go to redraw voting districts to favor one political party over another in a case that could have huge consequences for American elections.  Full Article 

11th Circ. to Texas Supreme Court: When does clock start for personal injury lawsuits?

The specifics of the case at the 11th Circuit show why. After Texas resident Ann Bergin was implanted with pelvic mesh manufactured by Mentor Worldwide in 2005, she experienced pain and bleeding. Bergin’s doctors performed two surgeries in 2006, removing pieces of mesh that had become infected. Bergin’s lead physician later said he probably told Bergin that her symptoms were related to the Mentor sling he had implanted. Bergin, according to the 11th Circuit, testified that she believed her body