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Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:20pm

President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping steps could open the way for big changes, but might not get as much notice.

'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:15pm

President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections.

Latest California storm goes out with a bang

Christopher Weber and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles.

Wire problem halts Amtrak, NJ Transit train service

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:11pm

Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains are halted in New Jersey because of a power line that came down in strong winds.

Texas governor warns Austin sheriff over 'sanctuary cities'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:02pm

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told Austin's liberal sheriff that her jail would become the first in the state to lose taxpayer money over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies unless she reverses plans to curtail working with federal immigration authorities by February.

Philadelphia bans employers from asking salary history

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:00pm

Philadelphia is banning employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.

Cynosure soars on deal talk; Qualcomm slumps on Apple suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

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Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remained without electrical service Monday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend.

US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50pm

The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data.

Sticky substance coats roads after paper mill explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

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

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

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.

Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:31pm

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.

Firm acquires South Portland architectural software company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:11pm

A Utah-based private equity firm has acquired a South Portland company that develops software for architects and the construction industry.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead US indexes lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:11pm

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The Latest: Trump meets with labor leaders at White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

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'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

Down is up. The sky is red. Dogs are birthing kittens. Facts? Nope. Try "alternative facts."

Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

a highly unusual event that had some experts suspecting a flawed, 6-decade-old weld.

Officer smashes window to save woman trapped in burning car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

A woman who was trapped in a burning car is hailing a Washington state officer as a hero after he bashed in her window and pulled her to safety, a rescue caught on the officer's body camera.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:51pm

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.