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Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:27:24 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago street signs honoring President Donald Trump have gone missing since they were taken down last month.

Trump invited to address US Congress on February 28

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:27:19 -0500

(image) US House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday invited President Donald Trump to address a joint session of Congress late next month, an invitation in keeping with Washington tradition. "It is my honor to invite you to address a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017, in the hall of the House of Representatives," Ryan wrote in a letter to the president which the speaker published on his Twitter feed. The White House and both chambers of Congress are now controlled by Republicans.

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The Latest: Champagne and coffee for director Villeneuve

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:27:04 -0500

(image) The latest on the 89th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Director Denis Villeneuve ...

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DATOS-Principales candidaturas a los premios Oscar 2017

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:26:57 -0500

(image) (Reuters) - La Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de Hollywood divulgó el martes las nominaciones al esperado premio Oscar, en las que el musical "La La Land" dominó con 14 candidaturas. ...

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Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:26:54 -0500

(image) CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.

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The Latest: Trump tweets photo of crowds at inauguration

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:25:20 -0500

(image) The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is hanging up some new art in the White House press area — and it's none too subtle. The panoramic photo shows ...

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California governor speech comes amid shifting politics

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:23:48 -0500

(image) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Brown is coming off a blockbuster year of liberal wins: He secured an extension of landmark climate change legislation, signed off on an increase in California's minimum wage, expanded family leave laws, toughened gun laws, and persuaded voters to both soften sentencing laws and reject a ballot measure that would have threatened two of his legacy projects.

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Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:22:27 -0500

(image) Dealing a blow to former President Barack Obama's legacy on climate change, President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil ...

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Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:19:10 -0500

(image) It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more. If you're rusty on some of those terms, grab this glossary ...

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Missing mama bear's newborn cub rescued, in intensive care

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:18:54 -0500

(image) LUNENBURG, Va. (AP) — Biologists in Virginia have rescued a newborn black bear found in a den without its mother, but the tiny cub's sibling didn't make it.

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Oscar snubs and surprises: Scorsese out, Mel Gibson in

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:16:41 -0500

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mel Gibson climbed back into Hollywood's good graces, while Amy Adams and Martin Scorsese were edged out at Tuesday's Oscar nominations, a list that served up some notable surprises. Whimsical musical romance "La La Land," the awards front-runner about two struggling artists who fall in love in Los Angeles, led the race with 14 nominations, including best actor, actress, director and picture. Among the most notable absences was Oscar-winning filmmaker Scorsese's new passion project "Silence," which stars Andrew Garfield.

Standing Rock Sioux tribe opposes Trump order on Dakota pipeline: statement

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:13:28 -0500

(Reuters) - The Standing Rock Sioux tribe in a statement on Tuesday said it opposed U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to move forward. The tribe, in a statement, said the $3.8 billion project would contaminate U.S. and tribal water supply, and that it intends to take legal action against the decision.

PM Abadi says Iraq's oil is for Iraqis, in reaction to Trump

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:10:14 -0500

(image) Iraq's oil is the property of Iraqis, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday, in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump who argued that the United States should have taken possession of the nation's crude reserves. In a speech to CIA officials on Saturday, Trump suggested the United States should have taken Iraq's oil in reimbursement for the 2003 invasion that put an end to Saddam Hussein's rule. Trump also suggested that taking Iraq's oil would have prevented Islamic State from rising up, by removing a source of the group's funding, according to a Huffington Post report of the encounter.

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I scream, you scream: Dippin' Dots seeks truce with Spicer

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:08:27 -0500

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Dippin' Dots has apparently found a way to begin thawing out its relationship with President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, who has been sending critical tweets about the company since 2010.

Johnson & Johnson cautious in outlook, shops diabetes care

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:07:34 -0500

(image) Johnson & Johnson edged above fourth-quarter profit expectations, helped by consumer goods and pharmaceutical growth, but the world's biggest health care products company also gave Wall Street a softer-than-expected 2017 earnings forecast.

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Stocks recover, dollar steadies as investors eye earnings

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:07:10 -0500

(image) Stocks crept higher worldwide on Tuesday as investors looked past U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric and focused on encouraging economic data and quarterly earnings reports. MSCI's world index, which tracks shares in 46 countries, was up 0.33 percent, helped by signs of a revival of economic activity around the world. With earnings gathering pace, investors are hoping that corporate performance can justify market valuations, given the recent rally that drove Wall Street to record highs.

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Trump signs order to move Keystone, Dakota pipelines forward

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:06:47 -0500

(image) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed two orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental policies in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. Trump campaigned on promises to increase domestic energy industry production and before taking office indicated he supported completion of the Dakota pipeline and revival of the Keystone XL project. Protesters had rallied for months against plans to route the $3.8 billion pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it threatened water resources and sacred Native American sites.

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BT shares plunge on cost of Italian accounting scandal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:03:44 -0500

(image) LONDON (AP) — Shares in telecoms giant BT plunged by a fifth Tuesday after the London-based company warned of the cost of an accounting scandal at its Italian business and broad weakness in the global market.

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Ask Brianna: How can I avoid my parents' money mistakes?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:01:35 -0500

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to

Polish town to offer Tom Hanks tiny car

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:01:18 -0500

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Tom Hanks fan in southern Poland says her town that once produced small Fiat cars is offering one to the actor.

Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:01:07 -0500

(image) The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of "OscarsSoWhite" backlash.

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'La La Land' dances away with record 14 Oscar nods

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:29 -0500

(image) Los Angeles (AFP) - Romantic showbiz musical "La La Land" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with a whopping 14 nods, tying the all-time record set by "Titanic" and "All About Eve."

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Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:16 -0500

(image) PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through federally protected woods atop some of the nation's purest drinking water.

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The Latest: Senate panel approves Haley nomination to UN

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:28:23 -0500

(image) The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 12:25 p.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has overwhelmingly approved South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's nomination to be U.S. ambassador to ...

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Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:57:29 -0500

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats criticized stock purchases by President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary on Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past financial activities as a member of Congress.

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Syrian rebels battle jihadists in northern Syria

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:56:36 -0500

(image) By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in northwestern Syria on Tuesday between a powerful jihadist organization and more moderate rebel groups, threatening to further weaken the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad in its biggest territorial stronghold. Rebel groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner, some of whom have representatives attending peace talks in Kazakhstan, accused the jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham of launching a surprise attack on their positions west of Aleppo. Fateh al-Sham could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Key points in the Syria statement issued in Astana

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:55:13 -0500

(image) ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Turkey and Iran, who sponsored the first face-to-face meeting between Syria's armed opposition and Syrian government in Kazakhstan this week, issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the talks Tuesday announcing their intention to establish a trilateral mechanism to ensure full compliance with a cease-fire for Syria in place since Dec. 30.

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Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:46:20 -0500

(image) President Donald Trump moved to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines Tuesday, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental ...

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Trump revives controversial oil pipeline projects

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:29:45 -0500

(image) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday revived two blocked pipeline projects as he signaled his determination to unpick existing environmental legislation. Trump gave an amber light to the Keystone XL pipeline -- which would carry deposits from Canadian tar sands to US refineries on the Gulf Coast -- and an equally controversial pipeline crossing in North Dakota. Both had been put on hold by president Barack Obama's administration on environmental grounds.

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Wall St. edges higher as earnings kick into high gear

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:35:04 -0500

(image) Investors are also seeking more clarity on President Donald Trump's economic policies. "We are now in a phase where the policies need to come to fruition to justify the move we have seen in the post-election period," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer at Private Client Group of U.S. Bank. At 11:05 a.m. ET (16054 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 35.64 points, or 0.18 percent, at 19,835.49, the S&P 500 was up 5.22 points, or 0.23 percent, at 2,270.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 13.81 points, or 0.25 percent, at 5,566.75.

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Petrobras investors seek compensation in the Netherlands

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:33:42 -0500

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Institutional investors who say they lost billions of dollars as a result of the corruption scandal at Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras have launched a compensation case in the Netherlands.

Egypt's el-Sissi says he is alarmed by high divorce rates

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:33:21 -0500

(image) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Tuesday he was alarmed by his country's high divorce rate, suggesting a ground-breaking legislation to delegalize divorces verbally declared by Muslim men to their spouses, the latest foray by the general-turned-president into thorny social and cultural issues in the most populous Arab nation.

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China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:32:36 -0500

(image) China said on Tuesday it hopes Mongolia has learned a lesson and will keep a promise not to invite the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama again after his visit in November led to a chill in relations. The Dalai Lama is upheld as a spiritual leader in predominantly Buddhist Mongolia, but China regards him as a dangerous separatist and warned Mongolia before the visit that it could damage ties. "The Dalai Lama's furtive visit to Mongolia brought a negative impact to China-Mongolia relations," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Mongolia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tsend Munkh-Orgil by telephone.

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Trump urges U.S. automakers to make big push for new plants

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:30:10 -0500

(image) U.S. President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday to increase production in the United States and boost American employment. Trump opened a meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne at the White House by saying he wants to see new auto plants built in the United States.

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U.S. Senate panel advances Ross, Chao nominations on voice vote

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:26:54 -0500

(image) By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee swiftly approved Republican President Donald Trump's nominees for commerce and transportation secretaries by voice vote on Tuesday, signaling that they will face little resistance to approval by the full Senate. Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voiced no objections to the nominations of billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, 79, as commerce secretary and veteran government administrator Elaine Chao, 63, as transportation secretary. The single voice vote for the two nominees marked a stark contrast from Monday's 11-10 vote by the Senate Foreign Relations committee to advance the nomination of former Exxon Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state.

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Trump signs executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:26:06 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump signs executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

Syria talks in Astana close with pledge to safeguard truce

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:24:58 -0500

(image) ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey — sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions — pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.

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US stock indexes edge higher in morning trading; oil rises

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:24:48 -0500

(image) Materials companies led U.S. stock indexes slightly higher in morning trading Tuesday as investors sized up the latest round of company earnings news. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Phone companies and health care stocks were among the biggest laggards.

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Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance case

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:24:30 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas.

French internet censorship rose sharply in 2016

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:21:25 -0500

(image) LILLE, France (AP) — French authorities ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Tuesday, a spike in censorship that some critics in the tech industry fear will do little to snuff out extremist content online.

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