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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.

Georgia court dismisses car crash lawsuit against Snapchat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:00am

A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity.

Rubio to back Tillerson for secretary of state

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:00am

Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president.

Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:00am

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

Hungary: Teacher hailed for saving lives in fiery bus crash

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:45am

A Hungarian teacher who pulled some students out of a fiery bus in Italy despite getting burned and losing his own two children in the crash was being hailed as a hero Monday as Hungary held a national day of mourning for the 16 victims.

The Latest: Trump to nominate Wilson for Air Force post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:34am

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

Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

Josh Boak and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:30am

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

Trump summons business leaders, lawmakers to White House

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:13am

Opening his first official week in office, President Donald Trump warned business leaders Monday that he would impose a "substantial border tax" on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States, while promising tax advantages to companies that produce products domestically.

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:10am

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake of the Tidal, the music streaming service owned by artists like Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West.

Lawsuit: Trump businesses violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:01am

A lawsuit Monday alleged that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:00am

McDonald's is trying stage a comeback, but still has plenty of work to do in its flagship U.S. market.

Protesters who blocked Polish premier's car being questioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:52am

Polish prosecutors on Monday began questioning 21 anti-government protesters whose images were published by police over allegations they violated "legal order."

The Latest: Dutch skaters ignoring thin ice warnings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:40am

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

Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:10am

Tens of thousands of drivers are being told to expect "extreme" delays for weeks because a bridge connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey had to be shut down over a cracked steel truss.

Dairy farmers spray EU HQ to push demands for better prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:40am

Dairy farmers from across the European Union have sprayed the EU's headquarters with milk powder to protest the crisis in their sector.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:30am

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

UK to actively help industry as country leaves EU

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 6:00am

Britain's prime minister has pledged to help U.K. industry grow and compete as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

French presidential hopeful Valls suggests tax on US imports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:10am

France's presidential hopeful Manuel Valls, who seeks the Socialist nomination, has pledged to tax U.S. imports if President Donald Trump pulls his country out of the global climate deal reached in Paris in 2015.

Global stocks slip amid concern over Trump policies on trade

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:50am

Major global stock markets mostly fell on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "America first" policies, adding to concern about possible trade protectionism.

Ex-exec admits stealing $850K from health care giant UPMC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:20am

A former executive with Pittsburgh-based health care giant UPMC has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from the company by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers.