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Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:16pm

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:11pm

Tens of thousands of drivers are being told to expect "extreme" delays for weeks because a bridge connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey had to be shut down over a cracked steel truss.

The Latest: Trump to visit Pentagon to discuss IS effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:05pm

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Washed-out roads, rainfall records: Storm wallops California

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:01pm

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms, hail and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died, three were missing and several others were rescued from raging floodwaters during three storms in four days.

Gannett laying off 141 employees at New Jersey news group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:01pm

Gannett is issuing layoff notices to 141 employees in a second major round of job cuts at its recently purchased group of newspapers in northern New Jersey.

Syrian refugee chocolate maker turned away at US border

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:40pm

A Syrian chocolate maker who brought his family business from his war-ravaged homeland to Canada said Monday he was denied entry into the United States, where he had planned to meet with the governor of Vermont and some recently arrived Syrian refugees.

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:20pm

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital.

Sticky substance coats roads after paper mill explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:01pm

Authorities say no one was injured when a paper mill exploded in Florida's Panhandle.

Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:00pm

A judge has dismissed claims against Snapchat that blamed the social media company's "speed filter" for a highway crash. The judge said the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.

New Jersey set to hand over millions in tobacco cash

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:52am

Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated his final year in office to addressing the opioid epidemic, but the state's failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from advocates and public health officials.

Trump adviser: Canada well positioned for NAFTA negotiation

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:50am

A Wall Street tycoon who advises U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday "things should go well for Canada" if the new U.S. leader reopens the North American Free Trade Agreement, noting that Canada has a balanced trade relationship with the United States.

A look at the group suing Trump over business conflicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:41am

The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit Monday in New York alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. A brief look at what the group is and what it does.

Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:30am

President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.

The Latest: Doctor calls the Bushes 'the most humble people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:20am

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McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:20am

McDonald's is trying stage a comeback, and offering Egg McMuffins all day won't be enough to get more people in its restaurants.

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:12am

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer's license suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working.

Fox cutting ties with Stacey Dash, George Will, 2 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:44am

Fox News Channel is cutting ties with some of its paid contributors, including former "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash and veteran conservative columnist George Will.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead US indexes lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:02am

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Trump signs notice starting withdrawal from proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling campaign pledge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:50am

Trump signs notice starting withdrawal from proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling campaign pledge.