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Congress considering nearly $1.7B Florence relief package

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:01pm

Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence.

Pompeo: No end to NKorea sanctions until 'denuclearization'

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:54pm

Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo said Sunday that economic sanctions on North Korea won't be reduced until it completes "denuclearization" after leader Kim Jong Un offered to close the North's main nuclear site in exchange for U.S. concessions.

OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:04pm

A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump's call for lower prices.

Average US price of gas drops a penny per gallon to $2.90

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:03pm

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90.

Report finds dozens of Texas gas leak explosions since 2006

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:47am

More than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 along a network of pipelines operated by one of the largest natural gas companies in the U.S, leading to nine deaths and badly injuring at least 22 other people, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:33am

A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service.

Congress aims to give airplane passengers relief from shrinking seats, legroom

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 11:09am

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.

At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:44am

President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.

Insider Q&A: Amalgamated Bank CEO Keith Mestrich

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:02am

Amalgamated Bank underwent the biggest change in its 95-year history this summer, going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange as the nation's only union-owned, publicly traded bank.

Bill targets 'Kushner loophole' allowing false filings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:01am

A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the "Kushner loophole" that fails to check up on landlords if they file false documents with the city.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:33am

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:16am

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China.

Swiss-flagged cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 12 kidnapped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 4:22am

A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off Nigeria's coast and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped.

Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:29am

Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:49am

Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and flicking through her Instagram account when she looked up to find herself in an unusual location. The taxi driver had turned into an alley.

Swiss reject bids to improve food quality, protect farmers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:29am

Swiss voters on Sunday roundly rejected two proposals aimed at protecting Swiss farmers and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly.

Stop Brexit? UK's Labour party mulls backing new referendum

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:21am

Britain's main opposition Labour Party confirmed Sunday that it will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, raising hopes among Labour members hoping to stop the country from leaving the European Union.

US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:28pm

The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.

Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 4:20pm

The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island.