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Race is On for Succession to Europe's Top Economic Posts

Race is On for Succession to Europe's Top Economic Posts

By David McHugh | Jan 16
Europe is preparing to find successors for many of its most powerful economic officials. Those chosen will make decisions affecting the jobs, savings and pay of 340 million people living in the 19 countries that share the euro.

Trump-Branded Condo Tower Sues for Right to Erase His Name

Trump-Branded Condo Tower Sues for Right to Erase His Name

By Verena Dobnik | Jan 14
The board of a 376-unit luxury condominium tower on Manhattan's West Side is asking a court to declare that it has the right to yank President Donald Trump's name off the building.

Democratic Lawmakers Want to Subpoena Trump Organization

Democratic Lawmakers Want to Subpoena Trump Organization

By Tami Abdollah | Jan 14
Democratic members of the House oversight committee asked the Republican chairman to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump's conflicts of interests.

After 2017 Breakthrough, 2018 is When Brexit Gets Tough

After 2017 Breakthrough, 2018 is When Brexit Gets Tough

By Jill Lawless | Jan 13
After months of spats and false starts, Britain and the European Union ended 2017 by agreeing to have an amicable divorce. In 2018, they have to find a way to live together in the future - and that's when things could get complicated.

Salvadorans Fear Their Country Not Prepared for Returnees

Salvadorans Fear Their Country Not Prepared for Returnees

By Marcos Aleman | Jan 13
The U.S. announcement brought fears that a major source of income for this poor Central American nation will be cut off and that families could be separated. But there was also a hint of optimism that Salvadorans could bring expertise and investment.

Vermont Senate Legalizes Recreational Pot

Vermont Senate Legalizes Recreational Pot

Jan 12
The Vermont Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to a bill that would allow recreational use of marijuana, putting Vermont on course to become the first state to legalize pot by an act of the Legislature rather than through a citizen referendum.

Senator Questions Protecting Florida from Drilling

Senator Questions Protecting Florida from Drilling

By Matthew Daly | Jan 12
The Trump administration may have violated federal law by exempting Florida from a national plan to expand offshore drilling, a Democratic senator charged Thursday.

Politically Important Florida Gets A Pass on Drilling Plan

Politically Important Florida Gets A Pass on Drilling Plan

By Gary Fineout and Matthew Daly | Jan 11
The Trump administration says it will not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida, abruptly reversing course under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Fired Google Engineer's Suit Alleges Reverse Discrimination

Fired Google Engineer's Suit Alleges Reverse Discrimination

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 10
A Google engineer fired for writing a memo questioning Google's commitment to diversity has filed a lawsuit alleging his ouster was driven by a corporate culture that discriminates against white men and people with conservative views.

Teacher Handcuffed, Jailed After Questioning Pay Policies

Teacher Handcuffed, Jailed After Questioning Pay Policies

By Kevin McGill | Jan 10
A Louisiana teacher was removed from a school board meeting, forcibly handcuffed and jailed after questioning pay policies during a public comment period.

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