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Trump courts business, labor in delicate balancing act

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:53am

President Donald Trump's opening work day offered a look at his tricky balancing act between American businesses and the working-class voters who propelled his march to the White House.

Global stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:51am

Global financial markets were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies.

Crews set to restore power to much Hawaii's Lanai Island

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:50am

Crews are on track to restore power to 1,575 Lanai City customers late Monday night, but 125 customers in the Manele area will likely go without power overnight, Maui Electric Co. said.

Trump budget pick Mulvaney faces Senate hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:43am

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, faces a Senate panel on Tuesday where lawmakers will seek clues on the new administration's plans for tackling intractable budget deficits.

Trump's bridge-building eclipsed by false voter fraud claim

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:43am

President Donald Trump's efforts to build bridges and push through his agenda were overshadowed once again with his continued fixation on the election and more false claims.

Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:42am

A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades.

Analysis: Trump's trade plans to test his deal-making skills

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:40am

President Donald Trump said he was protecting jobs as he officially pulled out from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Wealthy Romanian businessman jailed for bribing judges dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:30am

Dan Adamescu, one of Romania's richest businessmen serving a prison sentence for bribery, has died. He was 68.

NJ Transit warns riders to be prepared for crawling commute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:10am

New Jersey Transit officials warned riders to be prepared for a crowded, crawling Tuesday morning commute due to earlier weather-related damage.

Etihad Airways parent company says its CEO is leaving

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:10am

Etihad Airways said on Tuesday that the CEO of its parent company, who led an aggressive multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia, is leaving.

Britain's Supreme Court set to rule on Brexit case

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:00am

Britain's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether the prime minister or Parliament has the right to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.

Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:40am

President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as promised, is prompting other member countries to seek ways to salvage the trade pact.

Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:00pm

Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women.

Energy panel postpones votes on Energy, Interior nominees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:00pm

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday to vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke and Rick Perry to head the departments of Interior and Energy.

Homeless group partners with different kind of soup kitchen

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:54pm

The restaurateurs behind a popular doughnuts and fried chicken chain in Philadelphia have found a valuable use for their discarded chicken backs: making soup for charity.

At least 4 reported dead in California storms

Christopher Weber and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:41pm

Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles.

Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:24pm

Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change.

Dubai remains world's busiest international airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:11pm

Dubai remains home to the world's busiest international airport after seeing 83.6 million passengers in 2016.

Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:01pm

Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious jeopardy.