Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties
Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States from the 12-nation TPP. "Great thing for the American worker," Trump said as he signed the order on his third full day in office. The Republican says the trade deal would have damaged U.S. manufacturing.
The Latest: Trump to meet car executives
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:07 p.m. President Donald Trump will be hosting breakfast at the White House with heads of some of the nation's largest automobile manufacturers. ...
Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by policeCAIRO (AP) ? Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.
Colorado moves to eliminate black-market Internet pot adsDENVER (AP) ? Weed on Craigslist? It is widely for sale in Colorado, but legislation moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell marijuana illegally using online ads.
Trump's exit from Pacific trade deal opens door for Germany: GabrielGerman industry would take advantage of any trade opportunities in Asia and South America left by a protectionist United States, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday, after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper to appear on Tuesday, he said, "If Trump starts a trade war with Asia and South America, it will open opportunities for us." "Trump must simply recognize that the U.S. economy often isn't competitive, while the German (economy) is," he said, criticizing Trump's threat to impose a 35-percent tariff on German cars imported from Mexico.
Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) ? Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules.
US Supreme Court won't hear 'Sister Wives' bigamy law appealSALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from the family on TV's "Sister Wives" challenging Utah's law banning polygamy.
US judge blocks Aetna-Humana deal as bad for consumers
A US federal judge on Monday blocked Aetna's proposed $37 billion acquisition of rival health insurer Humana, ruling the combination would stifle competition in the health sector. US District Judge John Bates upheld the essential arguments of US antitrust regulators who sued to block the deal, saying that combining two of the big five US health insurers would harm consumers. "The Court concludes that the proposed merger is likely to substantially lessen competition," Bates said in a 158-page decision.
Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution
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