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Trump Org. partner in India accused of bilking investors

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:34pm

An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organization on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out of nearly $150 million, according to complaints filed with Indian authorities.

Abortion impasse may shut down effort to reduce premiums

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:24pm

The polarizing politics of abortion have burst into the congressional budget debate, overwhelming bipartisan efforts to help millions of consumers who buy their own health insurance policies get relief from soaring premiums.

Ex-employee sues celebrity chef, claiming sexual harassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:13pm

A woman who was formerly employed as a manager by celebrity chef Mike Isabella sued him and his business partners Monday alleging sexual harassment. Isabella denied the allegations.

Cuba opens first wholesale market, though access limited

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:12pm

Cuba has opened its first wholesale market, lending a hand to some non-state businesses in an economy dominated by government-run enterprises.

Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:38pm

A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — an accident that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

UK official to seek access to Cambridge Analytica's servers

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:36pm

Britain's information commissioner plans to apply for a warrant to access the servers of Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly used data mined from Facebook to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:34pm

A New York City council member launched an investigation Monday into the Kushner Cos.' routine filing of paperwork falsely claiming zero rent-regulated tenants in its buildings, saying that the deception should have been uncovered long ago because the documents are online for all to see.

NTSB urges ban on copter flights with unsafe harness systems

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:26pm

A deadly helicopter crash into a river prompted the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday to call on federal regulators to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release.

The Latest: NYC mayor says Kushner Cos. may have a problem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:26pm

The Latest on disclosures that the Kushner Cos. filed false documents with the New York City (all times local):

Company that leases farm land on Navajo agrees to fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:24pm

An Idaho-based company that leases farm land on the Navajo Nation has been fined for failing to post information on pesticides and ensuring protective gear properly fits workers.

The Latest: Uber cancels media event following fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:19pm

The Latest on the pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle in Tempe (all times local):

Uruguay prosecutor wants charges against ex vice president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:03pm

A prosecutor in Uruguay is asking for formal charges against a former vice president of the South American country.

Victims' families urge California to end gun investments

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:52pm

Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly.

How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

Barbara Ortutay and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:39pm

Facebook likes can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled.

McDonald's reaches settlement in 'joint-employer' lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:38pm

McDonald's says it has reached a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over a lawsuit that could have decided if the fast-food company should be liable for hiring, pay and other decisions made at its franchised restaurants.

German, Polish leaders discuss EU unity on sanctions, ex-spy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:08pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she would be pleased if Poland's talks with the European Union yielded a solution to the standoff over the country's rule of law record.

Short-term rates rise at weekly US Treasury auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:57pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to their highest levels since August 2008.

Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:54pm

Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump's long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday.

Publisher Tronc names CEO Dearborn chairman of board

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:54pm

Newspaper publisher Tronc has named CEO Justin Dearborn as its chairman of the board, replacing Michael Ferro, who is retiring.

Blink-182 agrees to residency at Palms casino in Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:47pm

Blink-182 will have regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas starting in May after agreeing to a residency at a theater at the Palms casino-resort.