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Trump plans office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft continually transmit identification information to help government security agencies and law enforcement figure out which might belong to rogue operators.

Stocks pare their losses as health care companies climb

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:12pm

After falling sharply in the morning, U.S. stock indexes clawed back and were down only modestly in afternoon trading. A run higher for hospital stocks helped to stem losses for banks and other financial stocks. The dollar also pared its losses against other currencies.

Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:12pm

Uber says its self-driving cars remains suspended in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following a crash over the weekend.

Emaar Malls offers $800M for amid Amazon rumors

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:53am

The operator of Dubai's largest mall said Monday it made an $880-million offer to purchase the Middle East's biggest online retailer, adding new corporate intrigue to the website's rumored sale to Amazon.

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:42am

Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.

NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:40am

Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will remain in place through February 2018.

AP FACT CHECK: Obama, Trump had role in Flint water relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:34am

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address the lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seeks to give Trump credit for the funding. The report also says Obama refused to give money to Flint, which is false.

No injuries when Amtrak derails while arriving in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:30am

Amtrak officials say three cars derailed when a train carrying about 200 passengers from the East Coast arrived in Chicago.

Escobar named editor of Inquirer, Daily News,

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:10am

The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and have a new editor.

Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:53am

French Guiana faced a strike Monday over crime and economic difficulties, amid protests that have paralyzed the French territory in South America, halted flights and a rocket launch and prompted a U.S. travel warning.

United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:45am

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:41am

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:34am

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it could be to produce the unity the party will need.

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:13am

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official says.

Saudis announce new tax rate for Aramco amid plans for IPO

Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:43am

Saudi Arabia on Monday reduced the tax rate for Saudi Aramco as plans move forward to publicly list shares of the state-owned oil giant.

France's Total invests in $1.7 billion Texas energy site

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:26am

French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration.

Actress Shailene Woodley reaches deal in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:20am

Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley has reached a plea deal that calls for no jail time over her involvement in protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Will Cabinet follow Tillerson's lead in media access?

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:14am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. But it's too early to call him a trendsetter, either.

Kushner agrees to speak to Senate panel about Russia

Vivian Salama and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:05am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law has volunteered to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee about arranging meetings with the Russian ambassador and other officials, the White House confirmed Monday.