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Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:22:23 GMT2017-01-24T17:22:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 pipelines, a move cheered by congressional Republicans and decried by environmentalists....

Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:19:17 GMT2017-01-24T17:19:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....

New study: Trump to inherit $559B deficit, stable economy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:04:55 GMT2017-01-24T16:04:55Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the year, congressional analysts said Tuesday....

California governor speech comes amid shifting politics

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:24:05 GMT2017-01-24T17:24:05Z

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....

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:28:18 GMT2017-01-24T17:28:18Z

DETROIT (AP) -- The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money....

The Latest: Senate panel approves Haley nomination to UN

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:28:35 GMT2017-01-24T17:28:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):...

Dems challenge Trump health nominee on stocks, health policy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:57:35 GMT2017-01-24T16:57:35Z

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....

Trump overshadows young migrants' emotional trip to Mexico

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:03:29 GMT2017-01-24T05:03:29Z

MOLCAXAC, Mexico (AP) -- Tamara Alcala Dominguez sobbed, barely able to speak, as she buried her face in the sweater of the woman who cared for her when she was a toddler....

Trump courts business, labor in delicate balancing act

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:16:00 GMT2017-01-24T15:16:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's opening work day offered a look at his tricky balancing act between American businesses and the working-class voters who propelled his march to the White House....

Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:46:26 GMT2017-01-24T16:46:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 concerns. Both orders are subject to renegotiations of the agreements....