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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei leaves her home in Vancouver, Monday, January, 20, 2020. A court hearing begins today in Vancouver over the American request to extradite an executive of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on fraud charges. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Extradition hearing begins for top Huawei exec in Canada

Jan. 20, 2020 8:39 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between...

Cuomo set to announce special election despite legal fight

Jan. 20, 2020 11:10 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears ready to set an April 28 special election — the same day as the state's presidential primary — to fill a congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who has since been convicted of insider trading. Republican leaders have...

North Dakota officials warn of contractor scam in oil patch

Jan. 18, 2020 1:27 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota attorney general's office is warning about a scam involving bogus contractors who have been taking advantage of unsuspecting rural homeowners in the oil patch. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday he has issued a cease and desist order against Gorman General...

Mother-daughter psychics get prison for defrauding customers

Jan. 18, 2020 1:23 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A mother and daughter who claimed to be Florida psychics and used eggs containing snake embryos to convince customers they were cursed are going to prison for fraud. The SunSentinel reports that a federal judge on Friday sentenced Annie Marie Vwanawick, 74, to 42 months behind...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

Grain handling company fined $292K after 2 employees die

Jan. 17, 2020 10:51 AM EST

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency fined an Ohio-based grain handling company over alleged safety violations that led to the deaths of two employees last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined The Andersons Inc. nearly $292,000 for grain handling, and walking and working surfaces...

No charges for shooter who killed man at Christmas party

Jan. 15, 2020 6:22 PM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who fatally shot another man at a company Christmas party won't face criminal charges because he acted in self-defense, authorities in South Carolina said Wednesday. Lexington police told news outlets that no charges will be filed against Glenn Wilbur Rowe Jr., 46, in the...

4th person pleads guilty in $1B California energy scam

Jan. 15, 2020 1:30 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An executive of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in what federal prosecutors said was a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. Ryan Guidry, 43, of Pleasant Hill entered pleas involving the scam and money...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, a woman checks the Grindr app on her mobile phone in Beirut, Lebanon. Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy infringements” in its analysis of how shadowy online ad companies track and profile smartphone users. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, file)

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

Jan. 14, 2020 4:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy...

US judge appoints receiver to oversee Butte Bitcoin plant

Jan. 14, 2020 2:20 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has appointed a receiver to oversee a Bitcoin plant in Montana after the majority owner was indicted on federal charges alleging he was running a Ponzi scheme involving cryptocurrency investments. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris on Friday appointed retired U.S. Magistrate...