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  • New ski resort operator in New Hampshire raising concern

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:49:48 GMT

    NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — The new operator of a popular ski resort in New Hampshire faced off against concerned residents, some of whom fear the company's past legal troubles raise doubts about whether it was the right choice to oversee the facility.

  • New Hampshire residents speak out about new ski resort owner

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:28:44 GMT

    NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — Some New Hampshire residents are speaking out against the new owner of a popular ski resort, saying the company's past legal troubles raise concerns about whether it can be trusted to manage the facility that dates to the 1950s.

  • Ex-president, ex-CEO are latest snared in Brazil graft probe

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:50:51 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday approved a corruption probe targeting former President Fernando Collor de Mello and filed charges against the ex-CEO of state oil company Petrobras, both signs that a mammoth graft probe roiling the country is far from over.

  • Security firm says it had nothing to do with Pulse gunman

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:45:04 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A British conglomerate being sued by survivors of the Florida nightclub shooting says it had nothing to do with the gunman's "terrible actions," according to a response to the lawsuit filed this week.

  • Ski resort owner will litigate damages, not contest charges

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:36:45 GMT

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A ski resort owner accused last year of massive fraud involving foreign investors' money will not contest the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges against him.

  • Company behind Dakota Access oil pipeline sues Greenpeace

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:28:08 GMT

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace and other groups on Tuesday, alleging that they disseminated false and misleading information about the project and interfered with its construction.

  • Brazil prosecutors charge ex- Petrobras CEO in graft probe

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:50:47 GMT

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption and money laundering charges against a former CEO of the state oil company Petrobras for allegedly receiving bribes from a construction company.

  • Russian flight attendant sues Aeroflot for discrimination

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:26:03 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court postponed a hearing Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot. She says she was taken off sought-after long-haul international flights because of her looks.

  • Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:46:35 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

  • Jury awards record $417M in talcum powder-cancer lawsuit

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:41:57 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

  • The Latest: Plaintiff wanted to help others in talc case

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:13:29 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles jury ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case alleging talcum powder causes ovarian cancer (all times local):

  • Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:03:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

  • Russian flight attendant sues airline for discrimination

    Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:01:16 GMT

    LOBNYA, Russia (AP) — "Old, fat and ugly" is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. She is one of just two women who have taken one of the world's largest airlines to court for that.

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    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:02:12 GMT

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  • Ousted Venezuela prosecutor ties exit to investigation

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:21:39 GMT

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has told the region's other prosecutors that President Nicholas Maduro removed her to stop a probe linking him and his inner circle to nearly $100 million in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

  • Judge tosses shareholder lawsuit against Martha Stewart

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:10:20 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by former stockholders of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia over the company's 2015 acquisition by Sequential Brands.

  • Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:34:33 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded.

  • Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:11:30 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway.

  • Lithuanian man brought to US to face $100 million fraud case

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:10:56 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Lithuanian businessman extradited to the United States to face charges that he duped Google and Facebook into sending him over $100 million was held without bail Thursday, hours after he was brought to the country.

  • Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:04:54 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit.

  • Lawsuit: Sterilization for sentencing breaks violated rights

    Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:35:41 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit.