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Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:43am

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.

The Latest: Pentagon holds 1st news briefing under new chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:41am

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

Erica Werner and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:40am

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:36am

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.

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:32am

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:22am

The Latest on the medical treatment of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at a Houston hospital (all times local):

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

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, fulfilling a campaign promise as he began his first full week in office.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead US indexes lower

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

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Legal work for marijuana? Court says no, suspends lawyer

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

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.

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.

New Jersey set to hand over millions in tobacco cash

Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:41am

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.

Rare historical artifacts to be put on display in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:40am

Thousands of rare maps, manuscripts and other artifacts, including the 1493 publication of a letter Christopher Columbus wrote to Spain's king and queen describing his discoveries in the New World, are being donated to the University of Miami and Miami Dade College.

Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:20am

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: London air pollution 'very high' for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:10am

The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local):

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:06am

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire.

London air pollution 'very high'; heavy fog disrupts flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:01am

Cold, still weather in London prompted the mayor to issue a "very high" air pollution alert for the first time Monday, while thick freezing fog caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports.

Hungary: Teacher hailed for saving lives in fiery bus crash

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:45am

A Hungarian teacher who pulled some students out of a fiery bus in Italy despite getting burned and losing his own two children in the crash was being hailed as a hero Monday as Hungary held a national day of mourning for the 16 victims.

Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

Josh Boak and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:30am

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:10am

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake of the Tidal, the music streaming service owned by artists like Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West.

McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:00am

McDonald's is trying stage a comeback, but still has plenty of work to do in its flagship U.S. market.