Government regulations

FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks after announcing Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first private passenger on a trip around the moon in Hawthorne, Calif. U.S. securities regulators have filed a complaint against Musk alleging that he made false and misleading statements about plans to take the company private in August. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
September 28, 2018 - 6:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The very attributes that have fueled a mania around Elon Musk — his vision, brash personality and willingness to take risks — could prove to be his downfall. The Tesla CEO who made his fortune and his renegade-genius reputation by bursting through the barriers of conventional...
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FILE - This Aug. 8, 2018 file photo shows the Tesla emblem on the back end of a Model S in the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica, Calif. Tesla investors have taken a wild ride as Wall Street values the promise of one of the world’s leading electric car makers, the hurdles the company faces as it tries to become a world-class manufacturer, and a mercurial CEO who can get the market buzzing with a single tweet. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
September 28, 2018 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla investors have taken a wild ride as Wall Street values the promise of one of the world's leading electric car makers, the hurdles the company faces as it tries to become a world-class manufacturer, and a mercurial CEO who can get the market buzzing with a single tweet. Tesla...
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In this January 18, 2008, photo, former Chinese securities regulator Yao Gang, right, and Clara Furse, the then-Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange, participate in a ribbon-cutting event at a business center for the LSE in Beijing. Yao, the former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was sentenced Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 5:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese stock market regulator who was detained after a collapse in share prices in 2015 was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. Yao Gang, a former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was one of a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006 file photo, Transportation Security Administration personnel watch as travelers make their way past a container of banned carry-on items at Los Angeles International Airport. Here's another thing travelers can consider bringing when a trip takes them through Los Angeles International Airport: marijuana. A written policy posted by the Los Angeles Airport Police Department after California legalized marijuana in Jan. 2018 says small amounts may now be carried into one of the world's busiest airports. But pot is still illegal under federal law and TSA agents may stop you from carrying it onto a plane. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 28, 2018 - 12:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Here's another thing travelers can consider bringing when a trip takes them through Los Angeles International Airport — marijuana. Just be careful about carrying it onto the plane. A written policy posted by airport police says small amounts of weed may now be brought into one of...
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ADDS THAT THE REFINERY'S CURRENT OWNER IS ANDEAVOR - FILE - This April 2, 2010 file photo shows a refinery owned by Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Corp. including a gas flare flame that is part of normal plant operations, in Anacortes, Wash. A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 27, 2018 - 6:28 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change. The money raised so far by the "No on 1631" campaign sponsored by the Western States Petroleum Association, an oil...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J. House Republicans say they are strongly in favor of new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to start opening sports books. Thursday’s, Sept. 27, 2018, hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee was the first Congress has held on the issue since the Supreme Court decision in June to strike down a law that limited sports gambling to four states. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 27, 2018 - 5:40 pm
House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members expressed concerns Thursday about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as...
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Brian Morris looks at the debris from his home in the Stoney Creek Plantation neighborhood Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Leland, N.C. Many of the homes here were flooded through their bottom floors due to rains from Hurricane Florence. (Ken Blevins /The Star-News via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. The aid was added to legislation to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running beyond Sept...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks with reporters after the Republican's policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." "Consumers deserve clear answers and standards on data privacy protection," Thune, who heads the Commerce panel, said in a statement. By hearing from the companies, lawmakers will be able to assess "what Congress can do to promote clear privacy expectations without hurting innovation," he said. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress wants to pass national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data — though a major goal might simply be to block states from enacting stronger protections on their own. It will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have...
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A kangaroo crosses the street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. The kangaroo has escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida. Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Tuesday were hunting for the 5-year-old kangaroo named Storm in an area of Palm Beach County known as Jupiter Farms. (Robbie Linton via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 11:15 am
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A runaway kangaroo in South Florida has wildlife officers sending up a pair of drones to help search for a second day. More than a dozen officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been joined by state troopers and local law enforcement in the...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2017 file photo shows a device called a "bump stock" attached to a semi-automatic rifle at a gun store and shooting range in Utah. What's happened to bump stocks in the year since Las Vegas? There were growing calls to ban the devices in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip. Some succeeded, but others did not. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
September 26, 2018 - 5:12 am
The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in...
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