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Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court is siding with the government in a legal clash over the nation's insider trading laws. It's a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street....

Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina....

Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration....

The Latest: House speaker defends Trump's Taiwan phone call
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):...

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone....

Report says Pentagon disregarded cost-cutting study
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Defense Department disregarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years. But a Pentagon spokesman said the study had limited value because it didn't take into account existing cost-cutting programs and lacked "actionable recommendations."...

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend....

Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broad view of war powers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump....

Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming president might act....

Trending story that Clinton won just 57 counties is untrue
NEW YORK (AP) -- A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue....

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