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.
Trump meeting with leaders of building, sheet metal unions: sourcesPresident Donald Trump planned to meet on Monday at the White House with leaders of construction and sheet metal unions, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters. Sean McGarvey, president of the North America's Building Trades Unions, Terry O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) and Joseph Sellers, president of SMART, a sheet metal union, were among those who planned to attend, the sources said on condition of anonymity.
Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by policeCAIRO (AP) ? Amnesty International says Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.
Official: 236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria's air forceMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) ? The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236, a local official said Monday ? a sharp increase from earlier counts.
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. Real estate stocks led the gainers. Traders also had their eye on the White House as President Donald Trump reaffirmed plans to slash regulations on businesses and tax foreign goods entering the country.
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.
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.
Barbara Bush discharged from Houston hospital