The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.
"I don't think the auto industry would turn up its feet and die, but it would be a terrible shock. It would create mayhem with their profitability," said Marina Whitman, a business professor at the University of Michigan and a former vice president at General Motors Co.
A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche, officials said. Television footage and photographs from the scene showed the helicopter was smashed to pieces in the snow, with only the tail propellers and rear section still intact. Rescue crews brought the bodies down in sleds to waiting vehicles. Poor visibility had slowed the arrival of rescue crews, and eyewitnesses said heavy clouds blanketed the area at the time of the crash.
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President Donald Trump has resigned from his namesake company and more than 400 affiliated entities, a Trump Organization spokesperson told NBC News.
In a statement, the spokesperson, who asked not to be identified, said Trump had transferred title, management and authority of the companies to a trust under the management of his sons Don and Eric and of Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of The Trump Organization .
The spokesperson provided a resignation letter dated Jan. 19 and signed by Trump, along with a list of hundreds of companies that he had left.
The news comes amid rising pressure on Trump to resolve his perceived conflicts of interest — although the move will likely do little to persuade critics, including ethics lawyers for George W. Bush and Barack Obama, who have argued that he should liquidate his assets or place them in a blind trust.
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A dog is being credited with saving the life of a woman who went into diabetic shock last month.
Bailey, a 4-year-old Shih Tzu and Yorkie mix in Schererville, Indiana, began barking at Norene Debold who was asleep on the couch about 5 a.m. on Dec. 29. Jennie Bailey, who has been diabetic for 31 years and also in renal failure, was in extreme danger nearby.
“Bailey just kept barking and barking and barking, and when I went in there Jennie was in the fetal position and ice cold,” Norene said. “She’s not a big barker, so when she was barking—something was wrong.”
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From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.
Here are some more details on the wild weather.
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President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn't voted.
Trump made the debunked claim, without offering any evidence, at a White House meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders, according to a Democratic aide familiar with the exchange who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting.
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A dog shackled by a heavy chain in a bare backyard for the last 15 years has finally been set free. The emotional rescue of Bear the elderly dog was captured on video, and it could not have come soon enough. Animal rescue group Guardians of Rescue found out about Bear after someone phoned to let them know a dog in Suffolk County, New York, looked in need of a dog house.
A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars.
Palm Beach Police say in a report released Monday that 48-year-old Kelly Weidman also typed a profanity about Trump on a Mar-a-Lago computer and moved outside some ballroom balloons a few hours before Trump was sworn-in Friday.
She was confronted by security guards, who called police. She allegedly told officers she wanted to be arrested because no one was paying attention to her claim of being cyber attacked. She was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and released.
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A judge on Tuesday sentenced an Illinois man accused of hacking into the electronic accounts of 30 celebrities and stealing private information, including nude videos and photos, to nine months in prison. Edward Majerczyk will also have to pay $5,700 in restitution for one victim's counseling, the judge ruled. The charge against Majerczyk stemmed from an investigation into the leaks of photographs of numerous female celebrities in September 2014 that became known as "Celebgate."
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A Sarasota County sheriff's deputy is behind bars for allegedly trying to kill a woman and make her death look like a suicide after exploiting her for money and stealing her dog. Eighteen-year veteran Frankie Bybee found himself on the wrong side of the law, according to Sheriff Tom Knight. He said the deputy recently befriended a 79-year-old woman while on duty and made frequent visits to her home. The victim's neighbors were concerned about what they called regular visits. That was unusual they said.
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The defense team for Derick Ion Almena — the founder of the Ghost Ship collective — announced Monday that the fire which killed 36 people inside the Oakland warehouse — did not start there, but instead at an adjacent building.
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The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor said he was told by the CDC that it was worried how the conference would be viewed by the Trump administration. The incoming administration did not ask or order that the meeting be canceled, said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.
President Donald Trump has signed an order that freezes hiring by the federal government, with the exception of the military. And while some praised the move, the decision has many federal workers feeling disappointed. Trump signed the order Monday morning as a way to reduce payrolls and rein in the size of the federal workforce. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus handed Trump the document -- one of three executive orders the new president signed Monday -- in the Oval Office as aides and reporters looked on. "A federal government employee hiring freeze," Priebus said. "Except for the military," Trump said twice, looking around the room pointedly.