Democrats have tapped former Gov. Steve Beshear to deliver the party's response to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, highlighting the Kentucky Democrat's efforts to expand health care coverage under the law Republicans are determined to repeal and replace.
Latvia's main airport denies having demanded an Arab diplomat to remove her hijab headscarf during a security check after a local newspaper reported her country had handed in a note to the Latvian Foreign Ministry complaining of unacceptable treatment.
Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 7:27am
Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the better part of a year.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 6:35am
J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.
Erika Kinetz, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 5:50am
Accepting a valuable trademark from the Chinese government without asking Congress first is unconstitutional, a group of 13 prominent Democratic senators said in a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday, warning that they intend to hold him accountable to his oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Michelle Faul, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 5:26am
The Nigerian president's month-long medical leave overseas has empowered his deputy to attack the country's problems with an energy that has surprised observers and led some to suggest he should stay in charge for good.
Gerry Shih, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 4:45am
China's government has named a trade specialist as its new commerce minister and appointed a new head of its top economic planning body as part of a Cabinet reshuffle that comes amid a slowing economy and the threat of increased trade friction with President Donald Trump's administration.
Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 24th - 4:16am
Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for nine consecutive years after it set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profits in 2018.