|Halkbank says Turkish government working on issue of executive's U.S. detention - |
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy general manager at Halkbank, with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Atilla is accused of conspiring with Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab to conduct hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal transactions through U.S. banks on behalf of Iran's government and other entities in that country.
|Three storm chasers killed in car crash in northwest Texas: media - |
Weather Channel contractors Kelley Williamson, 57, and Randall Yarnall, 55, were in a Suburban that ran a stop sign and hit a Jeep, driven by Corbin Lee Jaeger, 25, at about 3:30 p.m. local time near Spur, Texas, the Star-Telegram newspaper reported.
|Troubled California oil refinery puts PBF's turnaround skills to the test - |
An aging California refinery is testing PBF Energy Inc's reputation as a turnaround whiz, with mounting production woes and costly repairs at the 88-year-old plant throwing a wrench into efforts to quickly revive profits. The refinery, acquired from Exxon Mobil Corp for $537.5 million, has reported frequent breakdowns since the deal closed last July. On April 1, a regional air-quality regulator expects to consider the plant's frequent breakdowns and emissions, along with a plan to enhance safety with an expensive phase out of a chemical used in gasoline production.
|Signet Jewelers sued for not disclosing harassment allegations - |
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Dallas federal court by Irving Firemen's Relief & Retirement Fund, claimed the fund suffered economic loss as a result of violations of the securities laws by Signet. The lawsuit accused the company of disseminating false or misleading statements to the public about the true nature and severity of the allegations made by former employees.
|California immigration forum highlights state's red-blue divide - |
Supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's deportation policy packed a gymnasium in California's heartland on Tuesday, trading jeers and ridicule during a raucous town hall meeting attended by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a pro-Trump Republican who enjoys strong backing in the region's conservative suburbs, invited acting ICE Director Thomas Homan to address the public forum in the state capital.