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BB&T says customer service systems 'substantially recovered'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:37am

BB&T says its customer service system has "substantially recovered" after an outage which impacted thousands of customers.

NRA, Florida faces backlash after latest school shooting

Ken Sweet, Damian Troise and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:33am

The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.

Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

Jeff Horwitz and Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:15am

One of President Donald Trump's family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump's executives carrying files to a room for shredding.

Admirers line streets, overpasses to see Graham's motorcade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:01am

Motorists pulled aside and well-wishers lined freeway overpasses to see the Rev. Billy Graham's motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina on Saturday in a running tribute to "America's Pastor."

The Latest: Warren Buffett's letter leaves some wanting more

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:03am

The Latest on investor Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (all times local):

The Latest: Delta, United pull back from NRA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:33am

The Latest on backlash against the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

United and Delta join growing list of companies in backlash against NRA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:29am

United and Delta join growing list of companies in backlash against NRA.

'The Post' renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:45am

Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers."

Alexander the Great pulled from Macedonia airport in gesture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:25am

Macedonia has begun the process of changing the name of its airport honoring the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great as a goodwill gesture to Greece.

Ohio has new uses for sediment from Lake Erie's harbors

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:16am

The federal agency that keeps open shipping channels along Lake Erie has settled a long dispute with Ohio over what to do with sand, soil and mud scooped out of Cleveland's harbor.

GOP tax law leads to a tax hike, more revenue in some states

Melinda Deslatte and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:09am

The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise.

Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:57am

Investor Warren Buffett says the acquisition frenzy on Wall Street is making it hard for him to find deals at the right price, but his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate recorded a $29 billion gain because of the tax reforms Congress passed.

Berkshire Hathaway says tax law gives it $29B boost in 4Q

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:20am

Berkshire Hathaway's fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled as it received a $29 billion boost from the new tax law that easily offset any weakness in the company's businesses.

European Central Bank says Latvia's ABLV failing, to wind up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:03am

The European Central Bank said Saturday it has determined that Latvia's crisis-struck ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail, and the bank will be wound up under its home country's law.

Angry French farmers boo President Macron at Paris ag fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:53am

With boos and whistles, French farmers gave President Emmanuel Macron a piece of their mind at a major agriculture event where he was trying to promote his policies.

Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:12am

U.S. companies that have partnered with the National Rifle Association to offer discounts and benefits to its members have begun to distance themselves from the gun lobbying group after the latest school shooting.

Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:13am

Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years.

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:39pm

Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia have expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

AP-NORC Poll: Worries about the country, hopes for economy

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:24pm

A majority of Americans believe the country's overall direction has dipped in the past year. What's more, only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get better in the year to come.

College president denies nixing hiring over Jewish heritage

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:50pm

The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit's claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man's Jewish heritage.