U.S. equity indexes hit record highs on Monday, Feb. 13, with the benchmark S&P 500's market value topping $20 trillion as investors bet tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump would boost the economy. Trump vowed last Thursday to make a major tax announcement over the next few weeks, adding fuel to a rally that had stalled amid worries about the potential impact of his protectionist trade stance and a lack of clarity about other policy reforms.
The 41-year-old son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was charged in Pennsylvania on Monday, Feb. 13, with sexually abusing two young sisters, according to a police complaint filed in court. Jeffrey Sandusky was accused of soliciting oral sex and naked photographs from the teenage daughters of a woman he was dating and living with, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Highlights of the day for U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Monday: CANADA Trump says the United States will be "tweaking" its trade relationship with Canada, stopping short of calling for a major realignment in a development likely to please visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
VIENNA, Austria - Austrian police have detained a man for glorifying the Nazi regime, after he appeared in public dressed as Adolf Hitler, a police spokesman said. The 25-year-old was arrested on Monday night, Feb. 13, in Braunau am Inn, the Hitler's birthplace, the spokesman said. The daily newspaper Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten said on Saturday the man had been seen outside the house in which Hitler was born and in a local bookstore browsing through magazines about World War Two.
BOSTON—Hundreds of flights were canceled, scores of vehicle crashes reported and schools and government offices shuttered as the third winter storm in five days slammed New England on Monday, Feb. 13 Government offices were closed throughout Maine, with much of the state's coast expecting to see 18 inches to 24 inches of snow by the day's end, according to the National Weather Service. "Travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout Monday," said Maine Gov. Paul LePage. "Stay off the roads and avoid traveling unless it is an absolute emergency."
CALGARY, Alberta - Parks Canada has reintroduced a herd of plains bison to the country's oldest national park in Banff, Alberta, officials said on Monday, more than 130 years after the iconic North American animal last grazed the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. The conservation team moved 16 bison from a protected herd in central Alberta into an enclosed pasture in Banff National Park in the west of the province last week.
LONDON — The family of George Michael is "extremely upset" that a recording of an emergency call about the singer on the day he died at his southern England home was leaked to the press, lawyers said. "George's family and friends are extremely upset and truly appalled that such a personal, painful and clearly confidential recording has been leaked," said a statement by the family's lawyers, cited by the BBC.
LIMA -- Peru's Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio said it was unclear where the country's fugitive former president Alejandro Toledo was on Sunday, Feb. 12, after the government's bid to capture him hit a legal obstacle in the United States. The United States told Peru that there did not appear to be sufficient probable cause to merit detaining Toledo and asked the Andean country to refile its request, Basombrio said by phone.
United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff on Saturday, Feb. 11, after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars and that she was getting a divorce, witnesses said. The airline on Sunday declined to identify the pilot or comment beyond a previous statement apologizing to customers, many of whom left the plane out of concern for their safety. The flight from Austin, Texas, to San Francisco took off with a new pilot about 90 minutes late, passengers said.
NEW YORK -- A major winter storm is expected to dump 8 to 16 inches of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast on Sunday night and Monday, Feb. 13, prompting storm warnings from upstate New York to northern Maine, the U.S. National Weather Service said. The weather stands to disrupt travel, likely to result in major airline delays and cancellations, and slow economic activity in much of New England, AccuWeather.com reported.