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The Latest: Minnesota Gov. Dayton collapses during speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:11pm

The Latest on Gov. Mark Dayton's State of the State address (all times local):

Samsung's earnings more than double on record chip profits

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:11pm

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales despite costly Galaxy Note 7 recalls.

Judge postpones sentencing of PG&E in case tied to blast

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:51pm

A federal judge said Monday he is inclined to require Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to mention its convictions in ads and have employees do thousands of hours of community service as part of its sentence in a criminal case stemming from a deadly natural gas explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:40pm

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

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:11pm

Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

'Trump in Asia:' Region poised for change as new era dawns

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:41pm

People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence.

The Latest: Judge postpones sentencing of utility in blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:40pm

The Latest on a sentencing hearing for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in a criminal case tied to a deadly blast in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):

At least 4 reported dead in California storms

Christopher Weber and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:30pm

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.

Arkansas lawmakers approve governor's $50M tax cut plan

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:24pm

Arkansas lawmakers approved Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $50 million low-income tax cut plan on Monday, setting the stage for a debate over deeper tax reductions the Republican has vowed to champion in two years.

Lawmakers admonish ethics official over tweets about Trump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:14pm

Lawmakers from both parties on Monday admonished a federal ethics official who sent a series of tweets commenting on President Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest.

Democratic state AGs move to defend consumer watchdog

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:12pm

Attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia are seeking to defend a U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director, Richard Cordray.

Analysis: Trump's trade plans to test his deal-making skills

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:10pm

President Donald Trump said he was protecting jobs as he officially pulled out from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday.

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

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:10pm

The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge Monday 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 - 5:00pm

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

Texas governor warns Austin sheriff over 'sanctuary cities'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:42pm

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told Austin's 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.

Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:42pm

Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia.

Trump undoes parts of Obama agenda with executive actions

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump signed three executive memorandums on Monday, kicking off his first full week in the White House by undoing parts of his predecessor's agenda and renewing a longtime Republican priority on abortion funding.

Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat

Richard Lardner and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:32pm

Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post.

If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:24pm

President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass.