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Asian stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:51pm

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies.

Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:41pm

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

China's birthrate rises after one-child policy loosened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:41pm

The number of births in China has risen nearly 8 percent in the year after the government loosened its unpopular one-child policy.

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:34pm

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

NJ Transit, Amtrak resume rail service with major delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:20pm

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed train service in New Jersey, but officials say commuters could still experience significant delays Tuesday morning.

iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:51pm

The Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering investing $7 billion in a U.S. factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs.

Minnesota Gov. Dayton, 69, collapses during speech

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:51pm

Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer said he walked out of the Capitol under his own power.

Samsung's earnings more than double on record chip profits

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:42pm

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.

The Latest: Minnesota governor to return to work Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:21pm

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

Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:11pm

Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned.

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

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 moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:41pm

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 in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns

Louise Watt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:31pm

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: Trump repeats unproven claim of illegal votes

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

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

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.

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.