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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 Labour Party may hold the fate of Brexit in its hands — if only it can decide what to do.

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.

US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 3:54pm

Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets.

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:50pm

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.

The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:09pm

The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):

2 Greek journalists detained after minister files complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:53pm

The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country.

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:51pm

Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.

British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:33pm

British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds ($38.6 billion).

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 12:13pm

Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky.

Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:19am

Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes.

Columbia Gas to cover losses related to gas disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:10am

Authorities say Columbia Gas has agreed to compensate its customers for all losses related to a series of gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley.