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E-cigarette firms probed over health concerns by U.S. House panel

3:12am BST

WASHINGTON Four dominant e-cigarette manufacturers face a probe into the health impacts of their products, as the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee asked on Wednesday about the firms' research and marketing practices.

Pentagon ends Boeing 'kill vehicle' contract, cites technical problems

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Defence Department said on Wednesday it is cancelling a Boeing Co contract for a "kill vehicle" due to technical design problems after spending $1.2 billion on the project.

U.S. energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax, pokes fun at himself

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry joked on social media on Wednesday that photo-sharing site Instagram could "publish, distribute and/or sell" his pictures of dogs, Texas flags and chili recipes, an attempt at humour after he appeared to fall for an online hoax.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers back $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

17 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion (£7 billion) sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading U.S. Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday.

Republican senators push $8 billion F-16 sale to Taiwan

16 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 Two Republican U.S. senators said on Friday that Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as China "seeks to extend its authoritarian reach" over the region.

Democrat wants FCC to open T-Mobile, Sprint settlement for comment

16 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative David Cicilline urged Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday to give the public the chance to comment on a draft order that would grant agency approval to the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp.

FCC suggests '988' as new suicide prevention hotline

15 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Federal Communications Commission staffers recommended the agency designate "988" as a new phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in place of the current 10-digit number, the FCC said on Thursday.

FCC suggests '988' as new suicide prevention hotline

15 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 U.S. Federal Communications Commission staffers recommended the agency designate "988" as a new phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in place of the current 10-digit number, the FCC said on Thursday.

Trump spares bibles but not rosaries from Chinese tariff lists

15 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON In a move likely to appeal to his Christian supporters, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has permanently spared bibles printed in China from his tariff plans.

Trump spares bibles but not rosaries from Chinese tariff lists

15 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON In a move likely to appeal to his Christian supporters, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has permanently spared bibles printed in China from his tariff plans.

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