News archive from 2 October 2017

Trump to point out efforts to undo Obama regulations

Trump to point out efforts to undo Obama regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has set out to upend some of President Barack Obama's regulations, which he says circumvented Congress in the first place and cost American businesses and the economy billions of dollars. Without any major...

Chron, 03:46 in Politics
 
Trump advisers say tax cut proposal won't favor rich

Trump advisers say tax cut proposal won't favor rich

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (AP) — President Donald Trump's top advisers say his proposed tax plan would not cut taxes disproportionately for the rich — despite an early non-partisan analysis that says it will. The White House and congressional Republicans...

Chron, 04:06 in Politics
 
Trump dismisses talking to North Korea as wasted time

Trump dismisses talking to North Korea as wasted time

Now Playing: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Chinese leaders for discussions on trade and North Korea. He is calling for a calming of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. (Sept. 30) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Chron, 04:11 in Politics
 
Trump hosts Thailand's junta leader at White House

Trump hosts Thailand's junta leader at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hosts Thailand's junta leader at the White House on Monday — a rare instance of a military ruler being feted in Washington before even a nominal return to civilian rule. The visit of Prime Minister Prayuth...

Chron, 04:22 in Politics
 
Trump signals critics of hurricane response will not cow him

Trump signals critics of hurricane response will not cow him

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent Sunday afternoon attending a high-profile golf tournament, signaling that he will not be cowed by critics of his response to Hurricane Maria. Earlier Sunday, Trump had scoffed at "politically...

Chron, 04:30 in Politics
 

Off-duty police officers among victims in deadly Vegas shooting

Multiple off-duty police officers were among those killed or injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at a country music festival opposite the Mandalay Bay hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, officials said. One officer is in critical...

 
3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work

3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body's daily rhythms. The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at...

Chron, 07:23 in Health
 
Trump tweets condolences to Las Vegas shooting victims

Trump tweets condolences to Las Vegas shooting victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is extending condolences to the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas and their families. In a tweet Monday, Trump offered "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible...

Chron, 08:10 in Politics
 

$2 million Paradise Valley home features outdoor pizza oven

Tennis courts, man caves and outdoor kitchens are among the luxurious features in this week's priciest home sales in metro Phoenix. $2,000,000 Lisa Solberg paid cash through her trust for this home in north Scottsdale's Troon neighborhood. The...

 

Nissan recalls 1.2 million Japan vehicles for re-inspections

Skip in SkipxEmbed xShare CLOSE Nissan Motor Company plans to recall 1.2 million cars in Japan after it discovered final vehicle inspections were not perfromed by authorised technicians. Sonia Legg reports Video provided by Reuters TOKYO — Nissan is...

 
Tax hearings become moot after mayor drops rate hike plan

Tax hearings become moot after mayor drops rate hike plan

Mayor Sylvester Turner on Friday said he would withdraw a proposed property tax rate hike after Gov. Greg Abbott handed him a check for $50 million to help fund the city's recovery from Hurricane Harvey. That also likely means few public hearings on...

Chron, 10:36 in Politics
 
The Latest: Trump says he'll visit Las Vegas on Wednesday

The Latest: Trump says he'll visit Las Vegas on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the shootings in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:03 a.m. President Donald Trump says he will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday. He spoke Monday morning, hours after the shooting at a country...

Chron, 11:11 in Politics
 

Robert Langdon chases clues, and God, in Dan Brown's 'Origin'

Origin: A Novelby Dan Brown (Doubleday) in Fiction Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZolaTo his credit, Brown throws in some contemporary touches. A Wikileaks-like conspiracy website is used as a plot device, and...

 
The Latest: Court eyes drug-free probation order challenge

The Latest: Court eyes drug-free probation order challenge

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Massachusetts case challenging the practice of ordering people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation (all times local): 11 a.m. Massachusetts' attorney general has urged the state's highest court...

Chron, 12:12 in Health
 
Paxton's special prosecutors push for trial delay

Paxton's special prosecutors push for trial delay

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton's criminal trial could be delayed — again — if the special prosecutors have their way.  Three attorneys appointed to build a case against Paxton are expected back in court Wednesday to ask Judge Robert Johnson to...

Chron, 12:18 in Politics
 
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