The Latest: Trump meets with congressional leaders
U.S. Senate Committee backs Tillerson as Trump's secretary of state
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson, on Monday. The vote was 11-10, with every committee Republican backing Tillerson and every Democrat opposing his nomination. Tillerson is expected to be confirmed for the position when the matter comes before the 100-member Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-seat majority. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
The Latest: Committee OKs Tillerson for secretary of state
'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head
Trump's State pick OK'd by panel, goes to full Senate vote
A US Senate panel on Monday greenlighted President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, former oil executive Rex Tillerson, clearing the way for his confirmation vote by the full chamber. By a party line vote of 11 to 10, the former chief executive of ExxonMobil was favorably reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and headed to a full vote on the floor of the Republican-controlled Senate, although no date for that vote has been set.
U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna's $34 billion Humana acquisition
The ruling is another victory for the U.S. Justice Department, whose antitrust enforcement became much more aggressive during former U.S. President Barack Obama's eight years in office, which ended last week.
Trump White House lowers expectations for quick embassy move in Israel
By Luke Baker and Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump's team spoke often about moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In a statement issued before a first post-inauguration phone call between Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday and later reinforced at a White House news briefing, Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, lowered expectations of an imminent announcement of a move that could anger the Arab world.
Reopening NAFTA could revive debate over what makes a car 'American'By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Some of the most popular and profitable vehicles sold in the United States by Detroit's automakers are imported from Mexico, a reality that highlights the risks for the auto industry as the Trump administration pushes to overhaul trade policy. President Donald Trump has scheduled a breakfast on Tuesday with the chief executives of Detroit automakers General Motors Co , Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to talk about bringing more manufacturing jobs to the United States, the White House said on Monday. Trump campaigned on a pledge to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and said on Monday he would meet leaders of NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada at an "appropriate time" to get the process started.
Chile seeks meetings with TPP members plus China, South KoreaSANTIAGO (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.
Family, fans mourn for Dominican pitcher Yordano Ventura
LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic (AP) ? Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name "Ventura" emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.