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AP FACT CHECK: Obama, Trump had role in Flint water relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:04am

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address the lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seeks to give Trump credit for the funding. The report also says Obama refused to give money to Flint, which is false.

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:53am

French Guiana faced a strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning.

United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.

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AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:41am

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:34am

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it could be to produce the unity the party will need.

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:13am

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official says.

Stocks dip as 'Trump trade' heads in reverse

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:53am

Stocks around the world dipped Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that have been in place since Election Day moved in reverse: The dollar's value sank against other currencies, as did bank stocks, while prices rose for Treasury bonds.

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

Saudi Arabia on Monday reduced the tax rate for Saudi Aramco as plans move forward to publicly list shares of the state-owned oil giant.

France's Total invests in $1.7 billion Texas energy site

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:26am

French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration.

Actress Shailene Woodley reaches deal in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:20am

Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley has reached a plea deal that calls for no jail time over her involvement in protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Will Cabinet follow Tillerson's lead in media access?

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:14am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either.

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

Vivian Salama and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials, the White House confirmed Monday.

Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:50am

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:42am

Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:40am

Grain futures were lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Turkish pop star, journalists on trial over failed coup

Suzan Fraser and Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:32am

A Turkish pop singer and 28 other people, mostly journalists, went on trial Monday on terrorism charges for alleged links to a failed coup attempt, highlighting the gulf between Turkey's assertions that such prosecutions are needed to restore stability and international concerns that Turkish democracy is in peril.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for Souq.com amid Amazon rumors

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:13am

The operator of Dubai's largest mall said Monday it made an $880-million offer to purchase the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com, adding new corporate intrigue to the website's rumored sale to Amazon.

Justices won't hear appeal in music copyright dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:40am

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists.