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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.

Asian stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:51pm

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies.

Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:41pm

The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai remained without electrical service Monday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend.

China's birthrate rises after one-child policy loosened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:41pm

The number of births in China has risen nearly 8 percent in the year after the government loosened its unpopular one-child policy.

Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:34pm

To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments.

NJ Transit, Amtrak resume rail service with major delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:20pm

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed train service in New Jersey, but officials say commuters could still experience significant delays Tuesday morning.

iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:51pm

The Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering investing $7 billion in a U.S. factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs.

Minnesota Gov. Dayton, 69, collapses during speech

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:51pm

Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer said he walked out of the Capitol under his own power.

Samsung's earnings more than double on record chip profits

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:42pm

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales, despite costly Galaxy Note 7 recalls.

The Latest: Minnesota governor to return to work Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:21pm

The Latest on Gov. Mark Dayton's State of the State address (all times local):

Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:11pm

Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned.

2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:51pm

Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:41pm

Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia.