Michael Weissenstein and Danica Coto, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:55pm
Ten months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electric grid, the local agency responsible for rebuilding it is in chaos and more than $1 billion in federal funds meant to strengthen the rickety system has gone unspent, according to contractors and U.S. officials who are anxious to make progress before the next hurricane.
Several Senate Democrats say they'll vote against President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS to protest a new agency policy allowing some groups to hide their donors' identities. Critics say the policy will let more dark money — including from foreign interests — flood into the U.S. political system.
Days after Maryland officials announced that an election service vendor was acquired by a company linked to a Russian oligarch, two congressmen are introducing legislation requiring that election systems vendors are owned and controlled by domestic companies.
Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve election security, a week after a federal indictment alleged Russian hackers targeted county offices before the 2016 presidential election.
Ken Thomas and Chris Rugaber, Associated Press | PostedJul 19th - 12:39pm
Promoting a robust U.S. economy, President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.
A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide.
Diplomats say Russia has asked for additional time to investigate U.S. allegations that North Korea is smuggling refined petroleum products into the country beyond the quota of 500,000 barrels per year allowed under U.N. sanctions.
U.S. stocks indexes are mixed Thursday as weak results from banks are partly canceled out by gains for smaller and more domestically-focused companies. Disney and Comcast both rose after Comcast ended its bid to buy most of Twenty-First Century Fox. In testimony before Congress, representatives of the auto industry are speaking out against tariffs on imported cars and car parts proposed by the Trump administration.