U.S. government to shield health workers under ‘religious freedom’

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, Jan 18 : The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the “conscience and religious freedom” of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump. The U.S. Department of Health […]

Businesses warn of risks of tighter rules on U.S. foreign investment

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, Jan 18 : Proposals before the U.S. Senate and House to tighten rules on foreign investment into critical technologies could cause companies to take their research and development overseas to avoid scrutiny, critics said on Thursday. Businesses that see risks from the bills testified at a hearing by the Senate Committee […]

Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly storm

By Rich McKayATLANTA, Jan 18 : Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to the deaths of at least nine people. Schools in New Orleans, Charlotte and Atlanta and […]

Mexico rejects Trump claim it world’s most dangerous country

By Julia Love MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 : Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border. In a series of Twitter posts touching on NAFTA trade […]

U.S. government to shield health workers under ‘religious freedom’

By Toni ClarkeWASHINGTON, Jan 18 : The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the “conscience and religious freedom” of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump. The U.S. Department of Health and […]

Trump administration’s infrastructure plan taking shape

By Ginger Gibson and David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jan 18 : The Trump administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which would push most of the financing of projects to private investment and state and local taxpayers, according to sources familiar with the proposal taking shape. President Donald Trump, who spoke frequently of improving U.S. infrastructure […]