Minnesota Gov. Dayton, 69, collapses during speechST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat was helped into a back room and appeared to be conscious.
Yahoo delays sale of core business to Verizon
Yahoo says its $4.8 billion deal to sell its core internet assets to US telecom titan Verizon has been delayed several months. The news came in an earnings release showing Yahoo swung to a profit of $162 million in the final three months of last year. The deal with Verizon, which would end Yahoo's run of more than 20 years as an independent company, has been thrown into doubt following disclosures of two huge data breaches.
Senate confirms Trump's pick to run the CIA
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia's meddling in the U.S. election.
Republicans propose giving U.S. states option to keep Obamacare
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators said on Monday that U.S. states should be allowed to stay in the Obamacare medical insurance program if they like, with one also saying she was confused by President Donald Trump's broad but unspecific executive order targeting the program. Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a promise to dismantle Obamacare, and they are working on carrying out that pledge as an early product of united Republican control of the White House and Congress.
Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo sworn in as Trump administration's CIA directorWASHINGTON (AP) ? Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo sworn in as Trump administration's CIA director.
Samsung's earnings more than double on record chip profits
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales despite ...
The Latest: Trump repeats unproven claim of illegal votes
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling House and Senate leaders he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if not for the votes of ...
Bereaved parents visit California creek where teen trapped
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) ? A distraught mother clutched her head, and family members wept as they stared into the surging waters where an 18-year-old woman's car is believed to be trapped with her still inside of it.
Samsung Q4 profit leaps 50%: firm
Samsung Electronics reported a 50 percent jump in fourth-quarter profits on Tuesday despite the humiliating Galaxy Note 7 recall that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker. The South Korean tech giant took another blow when prosecutors began investigating its involvement in a corruption scandal that has seen the country's president impeached, and sought the arrest of the firm's de facto leader Lee Jae-Yong. In a statement, the group's flagship subsidiary Samsung Electronics said it posted operating profits of 9.22 trillion won (US$7.9 billion) during the October to December period.
US Supreme Court declines to hear polygamy case
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a man and his four wives -- stars of a reality TV show -- challenging a ban on polygamy in their native state of Utah. Kody Brown is legally married to Meri but also lives with Janelle, Christine and Robyn. Brown and his wives have battled in the courts for seven years against a law in Utah banning polygamy, arguing that it infringes on their freedom of speech and religion.