Detroit’s Big Three automakers are accelerating plans to produce more small cars for the North American market in Mexico as they seek to reduce labor costs, while using higher-paid U.S. workers to build their very profitable trucks, sport utility vehicles and luxury cars. New versions of several of their popular U.S. compact cars are expected to be made in Mexico, people familiar with the companies' plans said.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University said on Monday it had evacuated four buildings on its campus outside Boston after receiving an "unconfirmed" bomb threat and that the search would likely take several hours. Three classroom buildings - The Science Center, Sever and Emerson Halls - and one dormitory, Thayer Hall, were affected, the Ivy League school said on its website. The threat comes three days after coordinated attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers killed 129 people in Paris. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and James Dalgleish)
French police raided 168 locations across the country and detained nearly two dozen people as authorities identified more members of a sleeper cell said to be behind the Paris attacks that killed 129 people.
President Barack Obama on Monday conceded that the Paris terror attacks were a "terrible and sickening setback" in the fight against the Islamic State, but forcefully dismissed critics who have called for the U.S. to change or expand its military campaign against the extremists.
By Erin McPike WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday criticized as "shameful" the idea that Christian refugees should be given preference by the United States in decisions over admitting people fleeing violence in Syria. Obama's comments came a day after Republican White House contender Jeb Bush said in an NBC interview that while a great majority of refugees should be kept in safe zones in Syria, there was a "special important need" to help Syrian Christians. The remarks by Obama and Bush about Syrian refugees followed Friday night's bombing and shooting attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an anti-abortion group's bid to force the federal government to reveal more information about a $1 million grant it made in 2011 to women's health provider Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire. The nine justices rejected an appeal filed by New Hampshire Right to Life, a group that sued the federal government under freedom of information law to find out about the arrangement. The Supreme Court's action leaves in place a February ruling by the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the government.