Industry regulation

FILE - In this Friday, June 21, 2013, file photo, farmers cut grasses at a rice field in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand. The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of paraquat and two other major herbicides despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers. (AP PhotoApichart Weerawong, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:00 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government said Wednesday it will allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, but plans to tighten controls on how they are utilized. The expert Committee on Hazardous Substances Control...
Read More
FILE - The Sept. 29, 2015 photo shows the street sign of the Dieselstrasse (Diesel Street) in Wolfsburg, Germany. The northern German city of Hamburg is going to ban older Diesel cars from two streets to combat air pollution. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
May 23, 2018 - 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday. Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported. The...
Read More
In this March 8, 2018 photo Wyoming state Rep. Tyler Lindholm poses next to computer servers in an office building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Lindholm was a lead proponent of several new laws that have made Wyoming friendly to the networked ledgering technology called blockchain. Supporters say that by welcoming blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Wyoming has become a good place for tech business. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)
May 23, 2018 - 2:58 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off. Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where...
Read More
FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seven months before his planned retirement, Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 23, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. Ryan sought to quell infighting Tuesday, dashing...
Read More
FILE - This March 6, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Several Democrats facing tough re-elections this fall are joining solid Republican backing of an effort to alter some key aspects of the Dodd-Frank law. Congress moved Tuesday, May 22, to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 23, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress moved to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House voted 258-159 on Tuesday to approve legislation rolling back the Dodd-Frank law,...
Read More
May 22, 2018 - 10:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to roll back rules for banks (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the...
Read More
President Donald Trump arrives speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 22, 2018 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over immigration in the House (all times local): 8:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is attacking House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over her criticism of his decision to publicly brand MS-13 gang members "animals" during a White House meeting on...
Read More
FILE - In this April 17, 2018, file photo, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seven months before his planned retirement, Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about his ability to lead a divided group of Republicans through a tough election season. Ryan sought to quell infighting Tuesday, dashing...
Read More
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes his seat before testifying before the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday his department's inspector general is looking into whether banking records of President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked from an agency database, as well as whether any of the records were improperly blocked from view...
Read More
File - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Becerra on Monday, May 21, 2018, requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved by the state legislature. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday requested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge's ruling...
Read More

Pages