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  • In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120- day hold on Friday on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90- day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world- a horrible mess! " U.S. Senate Majority...

  • Lucia Quiej joins with demonstrators, including students from local high schools as well as a college, to rally in front of Homestead City Hall against President-elect Donald Trump and are asking that the city be used as a sanctuary city and their respective schools be sanctuary campuses on November 16, 2016 in Homestead, Florida.

    President Trump is following through on a campaign promise to pull funding from 'sanctuary cities' that harbor illegal immigrants.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Congressional Republicans are set to overturn a slew of Obama-era regulations next week, including a controversial anti-bribery rule aimed at U.S. resource companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, according to a top lawmaker. Other rules eyed for quick overturning by Congress include newly minted environmental, gun control and...

  • President-elect Donald Trump criticized United Technologies Corp's Carrier unit in November for its plan to move some 800 jobs to Mexico, the parent-company made a swift decision to keep the factory in Indiana. "We're going to make up $16 million investment in that factory in Indianapolis to automate, to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt about the science behind global climate change during a contentious Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but added he would be obliged for now to uphold the EPA's finding carbon dioxide poses a public danger.

  • A shooter takes aim with a Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jan. 28, 2013.

    Several attorneys general are urging a federal judge to reject a proposed class action settlement involving allegedly defective Remington rifles.

  • The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

    At the Club Quarters hotel, an employee acknowledged that requests for a room without a view of Trump's buildings happened "frequently," reports NBC News.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Rex Tillerson, the former oil executive under consideration for U.S. secretary of state, is trying to avoid giving testimony in a federal lawsuit over climate change, according to a lawyer for a group of teenagers who filed the suit. Lawyers for the teenagers, who sued the federal government claiming it violated their constitutional rights by...

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan post profit above estimates. Jan 13- An increase in Facebook pushed the Nasdaq to a record high on Friday, and the S&P 500 also rose after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Trump's unexpected election victory on optimism he will cut...

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan post profit above estimates. Jan 13- The S&P 500 rose on Friday after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results, helping fuel confidence about a recent market rally. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Trump's unexpected election victory on optimism he will cut corporate taxes, spend...

  • Winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of California, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah following days of snowfall and cold. California, where a five-year drought has triggered dozens of wildfires, was bracing for floods after heavy rainfall earlier in the week. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which provides a critical source of water for California...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- U.S. Analysts said the strong bid for seven-year paper, which followed a strong five-year note auction on Wednesday, was largely the result of an overzealous selloff that has gripped bond markets since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, boosting yields for newly issued Treasuries. "The auctions were so well bid because the yield is so...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- A lawyer with deep experience fighting climate change will lead California's Department of Justice until the next attorney general takes office, as the state and several others vow to combat global warming despite skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Current California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- Democrats on the U.S. Senate's environment panel on Wednesday asked President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose his ties to the energy industry ahead of his confirmation hearing early next year. The six senators sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma Attorney General led several...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- Democrats on the U.S. Senate's environment panel on Wednesday asked President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose his ties to the energy industry ahead of his confirmation hearing early next year. The six senators sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma Attorney General led several...

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares struggled on Thursday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street, with investors looking to U.S. economic data later in the day for potential catalysts even as markets started winding down ahead of the holidays. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased early modest gains and slipped 0.3 percent, while...

  • TOKYO, Dec 22- Asian shares struggled on Thursday, taking their cues from a lacklustre day on Wall Street as investors locked in gains in thin trade ahead of the upcoming holidays. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was slightly higher in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei stock index slumped 0.6 percent. U.S. stocks, which have been on a tear...

  • The basis of the argument for change is that people are making much more digital data available about themselves to businesses, and that data can contain clues that would lead to authorities disrupting attacks in the United States or on U.S. interests abroad. "A lot of it is unrecognizable from a Fourth Amendment perspective," said Orin Kerr, a former federal...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund, the third largest in the United States, of steering $2 billion in trades to two brokerage firms in exchange for gifts such as cash, drugs and prostitutes. Manhattan federal prosecutors announced charges centered on the New York State Common...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund, the third largest in the United States, of steering $2 billion in trades to at least two brokerage firms in exchange for gifts such as cash, drugs and prostitutes. In the latest case, Navnoor Kang, the former director of fixed income at the New York...