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  • Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

    Fri, 26 May 2017 03:00:22 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes.

  • GM denies allegations that it cheats on diesel emissions

    Thu, 25 May 2017 23:02:30 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Thursday denied allegations made in a lawsuit that the company's full-size diesel pickup trucks cheat on emissions tests.

  • Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions

    Thu, 25 May 2017 20:19:16 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors fell almost 2 percent Thursday after some truck owners alleged in a lawsuit that the company cheated on government diesel emissions tests.

  • Italian court OKs class action lawsuit against Volkswagen

    Thu, 25 May 2017 14:44:25 GMT

    ROME (AP) — An Italian court has opened the way for a class action lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen over its emissions scandal.

  • Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

    Thu, 25 May 2017 00:53:43 GMT

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A renowned strawberry researcher in California broke patent law and violated a loyalty pledge to his former university by taking his work with him to profit from it in a private company, a jury in San Francisco decided Wednesday.

  • Argentina authorities raid Odebrecht offices in Buenos Aires

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:59:10 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine federal agents searched the offices of the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht in Buenos Aires on Wednesday as part of an investigation into alleged bribes in the granting of construction contracts for a water treatment plant.

  • Judges divided in hearing on consumer agency power

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:25:10 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal appeals judges are divided as they hear arguments over whether the president should be able to more easily fire the head of the government's consumer finance watchdog agency.

  • South Dakota jury finds consultant not guilty in pot case

    Wed, 24 May 2017 21:09:47 GMT

    FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe grow marijuana for a pot resort that the tribe once hoped would include a nightclub, an outdoor music venue and bring in millions of dollars.

  • US charges 7 with stealing trade secrets for Chinese company

    Wed, 24 May 2017 20:42:37 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say a Chinese company paid Houston-based employees of an engineering company to steal formulas on a type of foam used in offshore drilling.

  • Consultant charged in scheme to trade US secrets for profit

    Wed, 24 May 2017 20:29:50 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Washington consultant, three hedge fund workers and a government employee were blamed Wednesday by federal prosecutors for an insider trading scheme that converted government secrets into hedge fund profits.

  • Company to appeal decision in medical marijuana lawsuit

    Wed, 24 May 2017 18:35:34 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island textile company plans to appeal a ruling that said it discriminated against a woman by denying her an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches.

  • Judge: Company discriminated against medical marijuana user

    Tue, 23 May 2017 23:48:27 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches.

  • Lawmakers probe US contractor in Iraq sex trafficking case

    Tue, 23 May 2017 21:54:31 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional investigative panel is demanding documents and testimony from an embattled U.S. defense contractor accused of failing to promptly disclose human trafficking on a base in Iraq.

  • CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

    Tue, 23 May 2017 21:08:31 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The chief financial officer for a company licensing recipes from the real-life chef who inspired the "Soup Nazi" character on "Seinfeld" was arrested Tuesday on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half-million dollars.

  • US says Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat emissions tests

    Tue, 23 May 2017 21:04:58 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.

  • US says Fiat Chrysler used software to beat emissions tests

    Tue, 23 May 2017 19:21:14 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.

  • AP Explains: Car Wash probe upending Brazilian politics

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:42:51 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer has been fighting to save his job since last week's release of a recording that appeared to capture him endorsing hush money for an ex-lawmaker now serving a 15-year prison sentence. The allegation is the latest fallout from a mammoth investigation into billions of dollars in kickbacks and illegal campaign financing.

  • German prosecutors to search Daimler offices in diesel probe

    Tue, 23 May 2017 13:59:00 GMT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG says prosecutors will search several of its offices in Germany as part of a preliminary investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emission controls.

  • South Korea's Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

    Tue, 23 May 2017 07:26:24 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life.

  • The Latest: S.Korea's Park leaves court after start of trial

    Tue, 23 May 2017 04:50:45 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

  • Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

    Tue, 23 May 2017 04:31:10 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former President Park Geun-hye stared straight ahead and denied that she engaged in bribery and leaking government secrets at Tuesday's start of the criminal trial that could send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted.