APNewsBreak: Spring training to be shortened slightly in '18
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:44:15 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — For everyone who thinks spring training is too long, help is on the way — a little, anyway.
Chile seeks meetings with TPP members plus China, South Korea
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:43:11 -0500
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile will continue to pursue bilateral trade deals now that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is off the table after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order, Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz told journalists on Monday.
Highlights: Donald Trump in first full week as U.S. president
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:43:11 -0500
Trump formally withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, distancing America from Asian allies as China's influence in the region rises. A top Trump adviser will meet this week with advisers to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberal government is gathering to plan a response to a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says the country will aim to keep tariff-free commerce with NAFTA partners Canada and the United States in its talks with the Trump administration.
Trump's press spokesman promises reporters 'never to lie'
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:41:42 -0500
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's press secretary promised reporters on Monday that he would never lie after a weekend briefing in which he made statements about the crowd size for Trump's inauguration that were debunked. In comments to reporters on Saturday that became known as the "alternative facts" briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer declared that Trump's crowd was "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration - period." That assertion was disputed on social media because aerial photographs showed the crowds at Trump's swearing-in on Friday were smaller than Barack Obama's first presidential inauguration in 2009.
17 state attorneys general ask to defend CFPB; cite Trump
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:37:22 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 17 states are seeking to defend the U.S. consumer watchdog agency in court amid speculation that President Donald Trump may fire its director.
US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:35:12 -0500
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.
Elder Bush out of intensive care, wife Barbara released
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:31:22 -0500
Doctors in Houston said Monday that they were transferring former US President George H.W. Bush out of intensive care and discharge wife Barbara from the hospital. The 41st president and former first lady were admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Wednesday. Doctors said George H.W. Bush could be discharged as early as Friday or the weekend.
Ecclestone out, Carey in as Liberty complete F1 deal
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:28:29 -0500
Bernie Ecclestone's long reign as Formula One's ringmaster came to an end Monday as Liberty Media completed its multi-billion-dollar takeover of motorsport's most prestigious brand. Colorado-based Liberty confirmed in a statement that American Chase Carey had been appointed chairman and chief executive of F1, with Ecclestone moving into an advisory role as "chairman emeritus". Ecclestone, 86, had already signalled the end of his near 40-year reign as head of Formula One in comments to German magazine Auto Motor und Sport earlier Monday.
Deadly storm batters eastern U.S. with wind and heavy rain
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:27:21 -0500
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Torrential rain and strong winds threatened to snarl travel and cause more destruction on Monday as a major storm roared up the U.S. East Coast after killing at least 20 people in the South. The weather system, which formed deadly tornadoes in the deep South, is turning colder as it moves northeast, where residents face potential flooding, downed power lines and high tides overnight, said Tim Morrin, the National Weather Service's New York Observation Program Leader. Two train lines operated by NJ Transit, which serves about 100,000 commuters daily, were suspended during evening rush hour between New York City and parts of New Jersey due to downed power lines, the agency said on its website.
Senate debates Trump CIA pick
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:24:27 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday debated whether to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA, as Democrats raised questions about whether he is transparent in his beliefs about Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and how he feels about torture.