Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia....
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White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government....
Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post....
Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight....
Philadelphia bans employers from asking salary history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia is banning employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women....
Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday....
Ex-mayor pleads guilty in Wild West museum artifacts case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former mayor pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of receiving stolen property related to his ill-starred effort to bring a Wild West museum to his central Pennsylvania city....
Man convicted of 3 murders as teen kills himself in prison
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) -- A man who broke into a classmate's home in 2007 and stabbed the teenager and his parents to death has killed himself in prison, authorities said Monday....
Closing prisons is 'new normal,' not politics, senators told
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania corrections officials on Monday tried to battle back suggestions from state senators that a move to close two prisons is designed to squeeze more money out of a Republican-controlled Legislature that has resisted a major tax increase to close a projected budget deficit....
Man killed by car lot sign knocked off wall by high winds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a man was killed when he was struck at a car lot by a sign knocked off a north Philadelphia wall by high winds that have prompted a high wind warning for the region....
Wife admits killing spouse who got protection order from her
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to shooting her husband hours after he got a protection-from-abuse order against her....
Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge
Engineers will need at least two weeks to get a handle on the repairs required to fix a heavily traveled bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey after one of its steel supports fractured cleanly into two pieces, a highly unusual event that had some experts suspecting a flawed, 6-decade-old weld....
Patriots fan charged with pulling alarm at Steelers' hotel
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston man described by his lawyer as a "die-hard Patriots fan" has pleaded not guilty to pulling a fire alarm that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers from their hotel beds ahead of their playoff game against New England....
iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant
Foxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs in the U.S....
U.S. stock markets finished higher Friday, as Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the nation's 45th president, delivering an inaugural address repeating protectionist policies he promised throughout his campaign. Stocks rallied immediately following Trump's election with indexes hitting records as markets spurred by prospects of corporate tax cuts, deregulation, and infrastructure spending, all expected to accelerate economic growth. However advances have stalled recently as investors look for proof that these policy actions will result in better company earnings.
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