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Shutdown looming, Congress and White House seek budget deal

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:48pm

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.

The Latest: NY attorney general looking into Kushner Cos.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:42pm

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

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:34pm

Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.

G-20 ministers convene in Argentina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:20pm

Finance ministers and central bankers of G-20 countries are meeting in Argentina at a summit that has been eclipsed by growing concerns over U.S. President Donald Trump's import tariffs on steel and aluminum and the potential of a trade war.

Florida campus opens days after 6 die in bridge collapse

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:19pm

Students returning from spring break to Florida International University held a moment of silence Monday to honor the six people killed in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to be a campus showcase.

Merkel in Poland for talks on EU future, security

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:14pm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Poland for top-level talks that will focus on the European Union's future and security, and on bilateral issues between the neighboring countries.

NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. false filings

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:14pm

A New York City council member launched an investigation 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.

Steve Wynn settled with second woman over sex allegations

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:12pm

Attorneys for embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn say in court documents that he brokered a settlement with a second woman who accused him of sexual misconduct more than a decade ago.

Lottery won't appeal Powerball ruling keeping name private

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:09pm

The New Hampshire Lottery says it won't appeal a judge's ruling that allows a woman who won a Powerball jackpot worth nearly $560 million to keep her identity private.

Zimbabwe's leader calls out those stashing millions overseas

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:01pm

Zimbabwe's new leader has publicly named more than 1,800 companies and individuals accused of illegally stashing hundreds of millions of dollars overseas and not bringing the money home under a now-expired amnesty deal.

The Latest: Self-driving tests halted after pedestrian dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:56am

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

Trump bans US use of Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:54am

The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions.

Facebook and other tech stocks plunge as US indexes skid

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:50am

A sharp loss for Facebook is dragging technology companies lower Monday as U.S. stock indexes skid. The social media company is facing new criticism related to privacy issues following reports that a data mining firm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained and then kept data on tens of millions of users. The stock is on pace for its biggest loss in four years.

President of billionaire's firm resigns amid sexism lawsuit

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:47am

The president of billionaire Steven Cohen's investment firm in Connecticut has resigned, shortly after the firm was sued over alleged hostile, sexist and discriminatory conduct by male executives.

Claire's, the ear-piercing mall chain, files for bankruptcy

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:37am

Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Uber says it has suspended self-driving operations in Phoenix and other cities after car kills pedestrian.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:27am

Uber says it has suspended self-driving operations in Phoenix and other cities after car kills pedestrian.

Samsung launches 2nd appliance line at S. Carolina facility

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:26am

South Korean-based appliance manufacturer Samsung announced the expansion of its production footprint in South Carolina on Monday, making progress on a plan to create nearly 1,000 jobs in the state by 2020.

The Latest: Experts say Cambridge isn't alone in data mining

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:18am

The Latest on Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data (all times local):

California pension fund urged to divest from gun sellers

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:18am

Families of mass shooting victims are joining California State Treasurer John Chiang in calling on 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.

The Latest: British military examine car tied to ex-spy case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:12am

The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):