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Bush recovering from pneumonia, doing physical therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:50am

Former President George H.W. Bush is increasing his activity as he recovers from pneumonia at a Houston hospital.

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Matthew Daly and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:50am

President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.

Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:44am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

The Latest: California governor vows to fight Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:41am

The Latest on California Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address (all times local):

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:40am

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Official: Mexico could leave NAFTA if not satisfied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

Mexico's Economy Secretary said Tuesday his country could leave the North American Free Trade Agreement if talks on re-negotiating it are unsatisfactory.

Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change.

New study: Trump to inherit $559B deficit, stable economy

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:31am

President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy but a government that faces a worsening debt and deficit picture, congressional analysts said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh's tallest building, US Steel Tower, for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:22am

Pittsburgh's tallest building is for sale, and the U.S. Steel Tower could go for a sky-high price.

Idaho tax bill advances despite gay marriage objections

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:01am

The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee has voted to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, despite facing objections from two lawmakers who argued the state should not be recognizing same-sex marriages.

UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:56am

Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get legislative approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, raising the possibility that lawmakers will delay her plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March.

Greece offers to extend automatic austerity mechanism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:52am

Greece's left-wing government says it is willing to extend an automatic austerity mechanism for one additional year in an effort to break the deadlock on current bailout negotiations.

Wyoming education bill proposes cuts, spending from savings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:51am

The first comprehensive proposals to address Wyoming's school funding crisis include freezing spending on special education and student transportation costs, dipping heavily into savings, tapping state severance tax collections, increasing class sizes and possibly raising the sales tax.

Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court nominee next week

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:50am

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce a candidate next week to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:43am

Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday at a Senate hearing where Republicans defended the nominee but Democrats attacked his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his financial activities as a member of Congress.

The Latest: Farmer vows to keep fighting pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:41am

The Latest on President Donald Trump signing executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines (all times local):

Trump budget pick says benefit programs must be changed

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:36am

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need significant changes to be preserved for future generations, President Donald Trump's pick to head the White House budget office told Congress Tuesday.

Former AP Business Mirror columnist John Cunniff dies at 87

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:33am

John Cunniff, a business writer for The Associated Press who for 35 years wrote a column that helped readers grasp a better understanding of the economy, has died.

Owner of limo torched in DC says insurance unlikely to pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:31am

The president of the company that owned a limousine set on fire during an Inauguration Day protest in Washington says insurance likely won't cover the damage.

Toyota to add 400 jobs, sink $600M into Indiana SUV factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

Toyota says it will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million at a Southern Indiana SUV factory.