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Cutting rules, Trump tells execs

Tariffs up if jobs go, they also hear

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday morning welcomed leaders from several of the country's largest corporations and promised to wipe out at least 75 percent of government regulations that hinder their businesses, fast-track their plans to open factories and cut taxes "massively." Continue reading...

Tillerson at State closer; Pompeo in at CIA

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Senate's Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, putting President Donald Trump's pick on a path to win confirmation before the full Senate. Continue reading...

Storm toll at 20; searches go on

Georgians tell of death, survival in South’s tornado outbreak

Subscriber onlyALBANY, Ga. -- A midwinter onslaught of tornadoes and thunderstorms over the weekend was blamed for at least 20 deaths across the Deep South, where rescue crews spent Monday searching shattered homes for victims. Continue reading...

Mine-tainted water worries Montana city

Subscriber onlyBUTTE, Mont. -- The deaths of at least 3,000 snow geese -- blown off their migration course and into a 50 billion-gallon toxic stew in a former copper mine that is part of the nation's largest Superfund site -- were a wake-up call that raises questions about the pit, residents say. Continue reading...

U.S. justices reject voter-ID case

Courts disfavor Texas law; let them finish work, Roberts says

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Texas officials seeking to restore the state's strict voter-ID law. Continue reading...

N.J. pulls tobacco cash off the quit track

Subscriber onlyTRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie has dedicated his final year in office to addressing the opioid epidemic, but the state's failure to spend on smoking cessation efforts when thousands of people still die annually from tobacco-related illnesses has drawn derision from advocates and public health officials. Continue reading...

Sig P320 Army's new choice of sidearm

Subscriber onlyAfter more than two years of searching, the Army has settled on the pistol that will replace the branch's nearly 32-year-old sidearm. Continue reading...

S.D. legislator quits over sex with intern

Subscriber onlyPIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota legislator who admitted having sexual contact with two interns resigned on Monday, saying he regretted his actions during the past two legislative sessions. Continue reading...

Trump revives policy on abortion

Promotion abroad tied to ban on aid

Subscriber onlyUNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump reinstated a policy Monday that originated in the Ronald Reagan era, prohibiting U.S. foreign aid to health providers abroad who discuss abortion as a family planning option. Continue reading...

Ethics group sues, cites envoys in Trump hotels

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. Continue reading...

GOP senators' bill would partially replace health law, give states choice

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Several Republican senators on Monday proposed a partial replacement for the Affordable Care Act that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose, a proposal meant to appeal to critics and supporters of former President Barack Obama's signature health law. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyEx-President Bush, 92, ready to exit ICU Continue reading...

Committee OKs Tillerson for secretary of state

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state. Continue reading...

'SNL' writer suspended for tweet about Trump's 10-year-old son

NEW YORK — A "Saturday Night Live" writer has been suspended indefinitely after tweeting a poorly received joke about Donald Trump's 10-year-old youngest son, Barron. Continue reading...

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear 'Sister Wives' bigamy law appeal

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from the family on TV's "Sister Wives" challenging Utah's law banning polygamy. Continue reading...

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