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Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule

Wednesday, 10:27 AM

Hazel Garcia chews a pamphlet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, CaliforniaBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare. In that June case, the court said that the healthcare law was an issue of such importance that the court would not stick to its usual practice of deferring to a government agency's legal expertise when interpreting ambiguously written laws. Obama's Clean Power Plan to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants is expected to be finalized as early as next week, ahead of a crucial United Nations climate change conference in Paris at the end of the year.


Greek stock market unlikely to reopen this week

Wednesday, 10:24 AM

The Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) has been shut since June 29, when the government closed banks and imposed strict limits on withdrawals and foreign transfers to prevent a run on deposits by savers and companies. "The stock market will not open tomorrow (Thursday) and it is unlikely to open on Friday. The Greek banks need to resolve some IT issues regarding the restrictions," the spokeswoman said.

Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

Wednesday, 10:18 AM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton testifies during a Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas attorney general says his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic that he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.


Reform in Costa Rica signals new strategy against lethal epidemic

Wednesday, 10:10 AM

The president of Costa Rica announced a national regulation to limit heat stress and dehydration among manual laborers.

Russia handed FIBA ban, Olympic qualification in doubt

Wednesday, 9:46 AM

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) has been suspended by governing body FIBA, putting their participation in the 2016 Olympics in doubt. The RFB published a letter from FIBA on their website on Wednesday stating that the Russian federation had been immediately disqualified from competition. This comes after years of instability at the RFB, which culminated in a June court decision that forced the federation to hold new presidential elections.

McIlroy pulls out of Bridgestone Invitational

Wednesday, 9:28 AM

PGA: U.S. Open-Final RoundFears about Rory McIlory's participation in the U.S. PGA Championship increased on Wednesday after the injured world number one withdrew from next week's PGA Tour event, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. American Jordan Spieth, the winner of the season's first two majors, could replace the Northern Irishman at the top of the world rankings if the American wins next week's WGC event. McIlroy has been out of action since he ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer with friends on July 4.


Ex-State Department counterterrorism official pleads guilty to voyeurism

Wednesday, 10:22 AM

A former U.S. State Department counterterrorism official pleaded guilty on Wednesday to surreptitiously filming several women through the windows of their Washington homes, prosecutors said. Daniel Rosen, 45, of Washington, pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to six counts of voyeurism and five counts of stalking, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. Rosen was arrested in March after a search of his cellphone showed he had shot 40 videos of 24 victims through the windows of their Washington homes between 2012 and 2014, according to a charging document.

Legionnaires' disease kills two, sickens 31 in New York City

Wednesday, 10:20 AM

A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed two people and sickened 31 is under investigation in the South Bronx section of New York City, health officials said on Wednesday. The new wave of Legionnaires', a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, has been recorded since July 10, the city's health department said in a statement. The cause was traced to contamination in cooling towers at Co-op City, the world's largest cooperative housing development, according to the health department.

U.S. Fed expected to push ahead with rate hike plan

Wednesday, 10:26 AM

An eagle tops the U.S. Federal Reserve building's facade in WashingtonBy Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September. The U.S. central bank is scheduled to issue its latest policy statement at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) following a two-day meeting, spelling out how policymakers feel the economy has progressed since they last met in June. ...


Pressed by left, Greece's Tsipras vows 'thus far and no further'

Wednesday, 10:24 AM

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves his office at the Maximos Mansion to attend a meal at the Presidential PalaceGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his left-wing Syriza party, said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit this month. In a clear warning to Syriza rebels, Tsipras said he could be forced to call early elections if he no longer had a parliamentary majority, and suggested an emergency party congress could be held in early September. "I know well the framework of the deal we signed at the euro zone summit on July 12," Tsipras told Sto Kokkino radio.


CGI exiting low-margin markets, eyes M&A in cyber security

Wednesday, 10:21 AM

Cups sit on table ahead of discussion during the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) in New YorkBy Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - CGI Group Inc, the information systems and management consultancy, said on Wednesday it would target acquisitions in cyber security while exiting some markets entirely, as it reported third-quarter profit and revenue that missed estimates. The company's chief executive officer said it has compiled a short list of 85 potential acquisition targets that would help it grow by delving deeper into industries, three years after going wide with its Logica acquisition. CEO Michael Roach told investors on a conference call that the company is working its way through a list compiled from almost a thousand interviews with top managers at its customers "as part of our buy strategy." Scores of acquisitions have fueled CGI's growth over four decades.


Legionnaires' disease kills two, sickens 31 in New York City

Wednesday, 10:20 AM

A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that killed two people and sickened 31 is under investigation in the South Bronx section of New York City, health officials said on Wednesday. The new wave of Legionnaires', a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, has been recorded since July 10, the city's health department said in a statement. The cause was traced to contamination in cooling towers at Co-op City, the world's largest cooperative housing development, according to the health department.