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The Affordable Care Act's individual mandate provision is unconstitutional, a Texas federal judge ruled Friday. Above, the HealthCare.gov website's sign-up page. (AP)

Texas Judge Strikes Down Entire ACA

In a shocking decision, a Texas federal judge ruled late Friday that the entire Affordable Care Act must be invalidated because its individual mandate, a cornerstone of the landmark law, will soon become unconstitutional.

  • Interior Head Zinke Exits Amid Ethics Investigations

    U.S. Department of the Interior head Ryan Zinke has resigned from the agency amid several ethics investigations, leaving a legacy of support for increased domestic energy production and greater access to federal lands for industry and hunters, along with big rollbacks of environmental and endangered species protections.

  • Sens. Refer Ex-USOC Chief To DOJ Over 'False Statements'

    Senate subcommittee leaders on Friday referred former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun to the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI for an investigation into whether he made “materially false statements” about following up on allegations against former Olympic gymnastics team doctor and convicted abuser Larry Nassar.

  • NY AG Sues Target, Walmart Over Toxic Lead In Kids' Toys

    New York’s attorney general sued Target Corp. and Walmart Inc. in state court Thursday, alleging the retail giants sold jewelry-making kits for kids that contained illegally high levels of lead and saying “no parent should have to worry that their child’s toy may be toxic.”

  • Pipeline Challenge Is Valid, Enviros Tell DC Circ. Judges

    An environmental group tried to convince skeptical D.C. Circuit judges on Thursday that it hadn't blown its chance to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a Kinder Morgan unit's $144 million Pennsylvania pipeline project, arguing it didn't have a fair chance to comment on a potential alternative.

  • Graham Says Go Straight To Barr Exam, Skip Whitaker

    The Senate Judiciary Committee's incoming chairman said this week he might not call acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker for an oversight hearing, to mixed reactions from Democrats already preparing to question Trump's permanent choice for the post.

  • Russian Woman Cops To Conspiracy To Sway US Policy

    A Russian woman who sought to create a back channel between the Kremlin and the U.S. government pled guilty to one count of conspiracy in federal court Thursday under an agreement that requires her to continue cooperating with federal law enforcement.

  • Proposed BEAT Rules Give A Break For Costs With Markups

    The U.S. Department of Treasury on Thursday proposed regulations that clear up ambiguities regarding the federal tax overhaul’s base erosion and anti-abuse provision, such as providing a break when intercompany costs have markups, but left terms under pre-existing law untouched.

  • Paramount Beats 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Defamation Suit

    A New York federal judge on Thursday tossed out a libel lawsuit filed against Paramount Pictures over “The Wolf of Wall Street,” ruling that a real-life attorney was not defamed by a fictional character in the film he claimed resembled him.

  • 5 Of 6 NECC Defendants Guilty In Latest Trial

    A jury found five of six former New England Compounding Center employees guilty Thursday morning after a week of deliberations in Boston federal court in the third criminal trial related to the Framingham, Massachusetts, facility, whose contaminated steroids killed 64 and infected almost 800 others in a nationwide meningitis outbreak in 2012.

  • Del. Justice Moore, Influential In M&A Law, Dies At 83

    Andrew G.T. Moore II, a former justice of the Delaware Supreme Court whose time on the bench saw him author decisions that have become the bedrock of modern corporate law, has died at the age of 83, it was announced Wednesday.

  • Boston Scientific Wins $35M Verdict In Heart Valve Patent Suit

    A Delaware federal jury found Tuesday that Edwards Lifesciences Corp. damaged Boston Scientific SciMed Inc. to the tune of $35.4 million by infringing a heart valve patent, while rejecting claims that Boston Scientific infringed three Edwards patents.

  • Congress Sends Sweeping $867B Farm Bill To Trump

    After an eight-month wrestling match about provisions ranging from food stamp work requirements to limits on farm subsidies, the House of Representatives passed an $867 billion farm bill Wednesday, sending a sweeping set of reforms to food and agriculture policy to President Donald Trump.