President-elect Donald Trump said in a Twitter message on Monday that Chicago's mayor must ask for U.S. government help if the city fails to reduce its homicide rate, which hit a 20-year high in 2016. The city responded that Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had previously spoken and agreed to ways the federal government could help. "Chicago murder rate is record setting -- 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016. If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!" Trump tweeted.
WASHINGTON — Ford Motor Co said Tuesday, Jan. 3, it will cancel a planned $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after it had come under harsh criticism from President-elect Donald Trump for its Mexican investment plans. The second largest U.S. automaker said it would build new electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles at the Michigan plant.
VATICAN CITY—McDonald's has opened a franchise just steps away from the gleaming white marble dome of St. Peter's Basilica, giving indigestion to some cardinals and local business owners. There was no fanfare for the Dec. 30 opening of the U.S. fast food giant's new venue behind a subdued exterior on the picturesque Borgo Pio, just outside the spiritual home of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thieves in New York broke into a jewelry wholesaler and made off with $6 million in valuables on New Year's Eve, just blocks from the nationally televised and highly secured Times Square street party celebrating the holiday, police said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON—In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks slumped on the last trading day of the year on Friday, Dec. 30, led down by Apple and other big tech stocks, but major indexes still posted solid gains in 2016. In subdued holiday trading, the S&P 500 declined for a third consecutive session. But the benchmark index still tallied an annual gain of 9.5 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 13.4 percent for 2016, even as it recorded its first weekly decline since the U.S. election on Nov. 8.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission.
NEW YORK - - New York City will deploy sand-filled trucks and thousands of police officers as part of a beefed-up plan to protect revelers at this year's New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, mindful of two deadly truck attacks in Europe this year. As many as 2 million people are expected to gather on Saturday, Dec. 31, to welcome the new year and authorities said on Thursday, Dec. 29, they were aware of no credible threat to the annual festivities at the famed Manhattan crossroads.
Wall Street ended slightly lower on Thursday, Dec. 29, held down by bank shares in quiet holiday trading as traders looked to position for the new year. U.S. equities have stalled in recent days after rallying in the wake of Donald Trump's Nov. 8 election as U.S. president. Investors are betting on benefits from Trump's plans to cut taxes and regulations and introduce fresh economic stimulus.
A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 29, ordered a psychiatric examination for Dylann Roof, days before he is to represent himself as jurors hear evidence about whether he should be executed for the June 2015 massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said in an order he was requesting the evaluation and would hold a second competency hearing "in an abundance of caution" after Roof's standby lawyers filed a motion about his mental fitness to stand trial.