Wall Street main indexes hit their lowest levels in six weeks on Monday after Republican's pulled a healthcare bill, raising questions about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his ambitious economic agenda. The bill, which was set to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was Trump's first major legislative move. Bank stocks, which had outperformed in the post-election rally on bets of tax cuts and simpler regulations, took a beating on Monday.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday is set to announce his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will take on a White House role to oversee a broad effort to overhaul the federal government, The Washington Post reported, citing statements from both men. Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and currently serves as a senior adviser, will lead the newly formed White House Office of American Innovation with an eye on leveraging business ideas and potentially privatizing some government functions, the Post said.
DENVER-- At least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they were not in compliance with a dress code for passengers, the company said in a statement on Twitter. According to a series of tweets by another passenger, who identified herself as the founder of a gun control advocacy group, the girls were required to change or put dresses on over their leggings before they were allowed to board their flight from Denver to Minneapolis.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will sign an order on Tuesday aimed at making it easier for companies to produce energy in the United States, administration officials said on Sunday. Under Trump, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to aggressively roll back Obama-era environmental regulations.
NEW YORK—South Carolina is headed to the Final Four after knocking off Florida 77-70 in the East Regional final on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) will face Gonzaga on Saturday in the national semifinal. It's the third time in the last four years that a seventh seed is headed to the Final Four.
Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said President Donald Trump is ready to move on to his next priority: simplifying the tax code and cutting tax rates.
CINCINNATI - Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent, authorities said. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said there was no evidence of "a terrorist attack," as with last year's Pulse nightclub slaughter in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
BOSTON - One person was killed and another injured after their vehicle went airborne and crashed into the ceiling of a Boston tunnel early Sunday morning, authorities said. The 2013 Audi A8 was headed east shortly after 2 a.m. EDT when it went into the air and pulled down wires and cables as it struck the ceiling of the tunnel, part of the Massachusetts Turnpike beneath Boston's Back Bay, the state police said. An investigation was underway.
WASHINGTON - Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform. The threat by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to build a broad coalition on tax reform that could include moderate Democrats came as the Republican head of the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives said he hoped to move a tax bill through his panel this spring.
BERLIN/SAARBRUECKEN, Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives strengthened their position as the largest party in the western state of Saarland in a regional vote on Sunday, bolstering her prospects of winning a fourth term in September's national election. The election was the first of three regional votes ahead of the Sept. 24 federal vote and as such offered an opportunity for the parties to build -- or lose -- momentum in their quest to prevail at the national level.