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January 19, 2017 11:08 PM Treasury nominee says U.S. won't default on its debt

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Treasury Department is promising that the United States won’t default on its debt, and he wants to raise the country’s borrowing limit “sooner rather than later.” The debt ceiling is only suspended through mid-March, and the so-called extraordinary measures will likely push back the deadline 11

January 19, 2017 9:20 PM Mnuchin emerges from confirmation hearing intact

In a wide-ranging hearing that exceeded five and a half hours, Mnuchin was pressed by Democrats for details on everything from his thoughts on tax reform to how he defended foreclosures carried out under his watch as the top executive of OneWest Bank. But like many of Trump’s picks, at the end of the day it appeared that Mnuchin could still rely on enough 13

January 19, 2017 9:18 PM Scientists use non-invasive brain stimulation to improve memory

New research shows that non-invasive brain stimulation can improve precise memory. Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Researchers from Northwestern University are using a new method to non-invasively stimulate the brain to improve a certain type of memory. The research involves using brain stimulation to target a person's precise memory, which is used to remember specific 15

January 19, 2017 8:51 PM Analysis: Feminism isn't a fad — especially not under President Trump

The women's movement prepares for one of its most challenging chapters. For the American women who believed the future was imminently female, Donald Trump's inauguration Friday marks the end of mourning and the beginning of resistance. One day later, after the transfer of power is complete, more than 200,000 women and men are expected to unite for the Women's 13

January 19, 2017 8:41 PM As Trump emissary to Congress, Mike Pence faces potential obstacle

WASHINGTON Shortly after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November, Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited the country’s largest manufacturing lobby group, six blocks from the White House, to brainstorm about Trump's legislative agenda. The conversation at the National Association of Manufacturers was friendly, with a lot of "give 11

January 19, 2017 8:14 PM Trump Pays $25 Million to Settle Trump University Cases

President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge's approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30. Plaintiff attorney Jason Forge says Trump Entrepreneur Initiative paid the money into escrow ahead of Wednesday's deadline. Trump University was renamed 14

January 19, 2017 8:12 PM Lisa Vanderpump "Disappointed" by German Shepherd's Treatment on A Dog's Purpose Set

Lisa Vanderpump was just as upset as many people were when they saw the disturbing leaked video from the new comedy-adventure film A Dog's Purpose, and also faced an awkward personal situation. The clip, which was posted online Wednesday, shows what appears to be a handler forcing a German Shepard named Hercules into a pool of rushing water. The video 14

January 19, 2017 8:12 PM Supreme Court Justice in Brazil Dies in Plane Crash

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. Francisco Prehn Zavascki wrote on his Facebook page that his family had been informed that his father had died in a plane crash outside 15

January 19, 2017 7:47 PM The Latest: Trump to visit CIA Saturday

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to visit the CIA on Saturday, the day after he is sworn in as president. Two individuals briefed on Trump’s plans told The Associated Press about the visit. They were not authorized to discuss details haven’t been made public and spoke on condition of anonymity. Trump has sharply criticized the intelligence community 13

January 19, 2017 7:18 PM Rick Perry Regrets Call to Close Energy Department

Mr. Trump, by contrast, has called climate change a “hoax” and had continued to express doubts about established climate science. Mr. Perry also appeared to signal a somewhat different position from Mr. Trump on nuclear weapons policy, the Energy Department’s chief portfolio. But Mr. Perry, asked by Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, whether 14