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Trump adviser: Canada well positioned for NAFTA negotiation

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:50am

A Wall Street tycoon who advises U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday "things should go well for Canada" if the new U.S. leader reopens the North American Free Trade Agreement, noting that Canada has a balanced trade relationship with the United States.

Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:50am

The tail end of a punishing winter storm system lashed California with thunderstorms, hail and severe winds Monday after breaking rainfall records, washing out roads and whipping up enormous waves. At least four people died, three were missing and several others were rescued from raging floodwaters during three storms in four days.

A look at the group suing Trump over business conflicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:41am

The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit Monday in New York alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. A brief look at what the group is and what it does.

Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:30am

President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.

The Latest: Doctor calls the Bushes 'the most humble people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:20am

The Latest on the medical treatment of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at a Houston hospital (all times local):

McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:20am

McDonald's is trying stage a comeback, and offering Egg McMuffins all day won't be enough to get more people in its restaurants.

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:12am

President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

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.

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:02am

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital.

Fox cutting ties with Stacey Dash, George Will, 2 others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:44am

Fox News Channel is cutting ties with some of its paid contributors, including former "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash and veteran conservative columnist George Will.

Judge rules Snapchat immune from distracted driver claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:43am

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.

The Latest: Pentagon holds 1st news briefing under new chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:41am

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

Erica Werner and Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:40am

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead US indexes lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:02am

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Trump signs notice starting withdrawal from proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling campaign pledge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:50am

Trump signs notice starting withdrawal from proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, fulfilling campaign pledge.

Rare historical artifacts to be put on display in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:40am

Thousands of rare maps, manuscripts and other artifacts, including the 1493 publication of a letter Christopher Columbus wrote to Spain's king and queen describing his discoveries in the New World, are being donated to the University of Miami and Miami Dade College.

The Latest: London air pollution 'very high' for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:10am

The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local):

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:06am

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire.

London air pollution 'very high'; heavy fog disrupts flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:01am

Cold, still weather in London prompted the mayor to issue a "very high" air pollution alert for the first time Monday, while thick freezing fog caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports.