Speaker defends Trump immigration order amid GOP concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's divisive executive order on refugees and immigration, arguing that while the rollout was bumpy, the policy is consistent with Republican principles.


  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Stocks lower for a second day

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Industrial and technology companies are down the most as investors move money into bonds and stocks that pay large dividends, like utilities. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track for its fourth consecutive loss.


  • Written by MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

GOP forced to delay Senate committee votes on Price, Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blocked planned Senate committee votes on President Donald Trump's picks to be Health and Treasury secretaries on Tuesday, boycotting the session and demanding more information on the two nominees' past financial behavior.


  • Written by ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Trump's immigration order faces mounting legal questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The legal fight over President Donald Trump's ban on refugees is likely to turn on questions of a president's authority to control America's borders and on whether the new immigration policy unconstitutionally discriminates against Muslims.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press