Trump revives controversial oil pipeline projects
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday revived two oil pipeline projects blocked by his predecessor on environmental grounds, signalling his determination to undo Barack Obama's legacy. Trump gave a conditional go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline -- which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to US refineries on the Gulf Coast -- and an equally controversial pipeline crossing in North Dakota. Both had been put on hold by president Barack Obama's administration on environmental grounds.
California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Gov. Jerry Brown forcefully defended California's efforts to curb global warming, protect immigrants and expand health care, vowing in his State of the State address Tuesday to fight the Trump administration if it tries to roll back the state's accomplishments.
The Latest: Peyton Manning to address GOP lawmakers
The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 4:30 p.m. Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will give a motivational speech to Republican lawmakers at their annual policy retreat in Philadelphia. ...
Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary
It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more. If you're rusty on some of those terms, grab this glossary ...
With Trump's swearing-in, Israel pushes ahead on settlements
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel announced plans Tuesday to build 2,500 more settler homes on the West Bank, moving to step up construction just days after the swearing-in of Donald Trump brought to power a U.S. administration seen as friendly to the settlement movement.
UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament
LONDON (AP) ? Britain's government warned lawmakers not to try to "thwart the will of the people" after the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek the approval of Parliament before starting the formal process of leaving the European Union.
Stocks, dollar rise; investors eye earnings
Lawyers for site called 'online brothel' want charges tossedSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face of a congressional investigation.
'1984' sales soar after 'alternative facts,' Trump claims
Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America's energy policy and deal ...