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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

WASHINGTON — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month’s midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. It’s believed to be the first federal case alleging Russian interference in this … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

WASHINGTON | Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

WASHINGTON — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

LOS ANGELES | California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

LOS ANGELES  — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state continues to set … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

LOS ANGELES | California rejects plea to pump brakes on pot deliveries

LOS ANGELES  — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs opposed the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state continues to assemble pieces in the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | California rejects plea to pump brakes on pot deliveries

WASHINGTON | Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of conspiring in a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint alleges that Russians are using some of the same techniques to influence U.S. politics as they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

DENVER | Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

DENVER  — President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in the Western United States. Trump signed a memorandum aimed at helping the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project in California, the Klamath Irrigation … Continue reading DENVER | Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

WASHINGTON | Russian woman charged with US election interference

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called “opportunity zones” have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax breaks. The rules from the Treasury … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russian woman charged with US election interference

WASHINGTON | New tax break rules for ‘opportunity zone’ investors

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called “opportunity zones” have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers with tax breaks. The rules from the Treasury … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New tax break rules for ‘opportunity zone’ investors