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Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:41am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

Woman who maimed hand in meat slicer fall wins $1.6M verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:30am

A jury has awarded more than $1.6 million to a Pennsylvania woman who badly injured her right hand when a meat slicer fell and cut it.

Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:30am

A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades.

Germany will hold this year's general election on Sept. 24.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

Germany's head of state says this year's general election will be held Sept. 24.

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:50am

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the 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.

Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:43am

It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more.

EDF approves closure of France's oldest nuclear plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:41am

French utility giant EDF has approved plans to shut down the country's oldest nuclear plant after pressure from neighboring Germany and environmental activists.

UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:40am

Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March.

All roads open after Florida paper mill plant explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:30am

The Florida Highway Patrol has reopened all lanes of the roads around a paper mill plant that exploded in the Florida Panhandle.

Amazon moves to avoid EU fines over publishing contracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:20am

Amazon has agreed to change parts of its e-book contracts with publishers in an effort to avoid European Union fines for anti-competitive behavior.

EU to Trump: Trade barriers, building walls 'doomed to fail'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:10am

The European Union trade chief says the trade policies U.S. President Trump has set out are "doomed to fail" and that the world's biggest trading bloc remains committed to open borders and economies.

What the UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:02am

Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that parliamentary approval is needed before the government can start the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.

Poroshenko: Baltic Sea pipeline has 'high political risks'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:00am

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says "there are a number of high political risks" associated with an undersea natural gas pipeline that will run from Russia to Germany.

The Latest: UK to introduce Brexit legislation 'within days'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:00am

The Latest on the British Supreme Court ruling on Brexit (all times local):

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:51am

French authorities ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Tuesday, a spike in censorship that some critics in the tech industry fear will do little to snuff out extremist content online.

Trump undercuts bipartisan effort with voter fraud claim

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:50am

Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he's still making false claims about election fraud.

Global stocks edge up as investors gauge Trump uncertainties

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:40am

Global stocks were slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to gauge the potential impact of President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies.

Official: UK to shortly introduce legislation to trigger Brexit; plans to stick to March timeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:40am

Official: UK to shortly introduce legislation to trigger Brexit; plans to stick to March timeline .

BT shares plunge on cost of Italian accounting scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:23am

Shares in telecoms giant BT plunged by almost a fifth Tuesday after the London-based company warned of the cost of an accounting scandal at its Italian business and broad weakness in the global market.