3 puppies found alive in Italy avalanche give rescuers hope
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) ? Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel on Monday, giving rescuers new hope of finding alive the 23 people still missing five days after the disaster.
Rubio to back Tillerson for secretary of state
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he will support President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state despite reservations about the former Exxon Mobil CEO as the Republican lawmaker backed away from any challenge to the new president.
US stock indexes veer lower in morning trading; oil slides
U.S. stock indexes veered lower in morning trading Monday as investors pored over the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. Energy companies were down the most as crude oil prices headed lower. ...
Russian bombers hit Islamic State near besieged Syrian army enclaveRussian jets pounded Islamic State in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, seeking to thwart a full-blown assault by the militants against the last district in the region still held by the Damascus government. Six TU-22 strategic bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State targets near the city of Deir al-Zor, Russia's defense ministry said in a statement. The long-range bombers took off from Russian territory, it said, a rare occurrence as Russia usually launches bombing runs from its air base in the Syrian province of Latakia.
CEO's discussed tax, regulations and trade with Trump: Liveris
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the chief executives of 12 large companies discussed tax, regulations and trade on Monday and the business leaders will return in 30 days with a series of actions to help U.S. manufacturing, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said.
Eq. Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Gambia's Jammeh
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) ? Equatorial Guinea's opposition denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power.
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Senate Republican Rubio backs Tillerson, paves way for State Department post
U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Monday said he would reluctantly back President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in a move that all but secures Senate confirmation of the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive as the nation's top diplomat. Rubio said he was troubled by Tillerson's recent responses before lawmakers regarding Russia as well as other countries, but that ultimately he decided he would vote to approve the nominee in deference to Trump, as well as to not leave a critical top job unfilled. "Despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson?s nomination in committee and in the full Senate," Rubio said in a statement ahead of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's vote on Tillerson later on Monday.
Congo expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second timeKINSHASA, Congo (AP) ? Human Rights Watch says Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.
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