Wal-Mart, General Motors reaffirm jobs long planned, Trump says thanks
Wal-Mart will add 10,000 jobs this year while GM announced $1 billion in investment that would create 1,500 U.S. jobs. Trump, who takes office on Friday, has repeatedly singled out and criticized U.S. companies across industries for not doing more to keep jobs in the United States and has put pressure on them to hire more U.S. workers.
Tomlin: Brown 'foolish' to livestream postgame locker room
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City.
Pence promises big investment in infrastructure
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure. Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of the United States Conference ...
Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachersLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) ? Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials ? not what she was wearing on her head.
The Latest: Puerto Rican nationalist Lopez's sentence cutThe Latest on commutations and pardons issued by President Barack Obama on Tuesday (all times EST): 5:20 p.m. U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of 74-year-old Puerto Rican nationalist ...
Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) ? Authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival in this Caribbean resort town that left three foreigners and two Mexicans dead.
Trump's U.N. nominee to blast world body over Israel: testimony
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will blast the world body over its treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing, according to prepared testimony seen by Reuters on Tuesday. "Nowhere has the UN?s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel," Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said in the opening remarks for her appearance on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In the remarks, Haley offered some praise for UN activities, such as health and food programs that have saved millions of lives, weapons monitoring and some peacekeeping missions, in something of a departure from Trump, who has disparaged the United Nations.
Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.
The Latest: Tillerson committee vote expected Monday
McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plansWASHINGTON (AP) ? Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years.