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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits a plant of British-Swedish pharmaceutical group Astrazeneca in Dunkirk, northern France, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders later today at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France's economic attractiveness despite over six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes.(Denis Charlet/Pool Photo via AP)

France's Macron tells global CEOs: we're open for business

Jan. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's president is taking on the role of salesman in chief for his strike-battered country. Emmanuel Macron used the splendor of the Palace of Versailles to woo international business leaders on Monday, insisting that his reforms are attracting investors despite six weeks of crippling...

Alaska Native corporation lowers board pay after complaints

Jan. 16, 2020 9:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Goldbelt Inc. has amended a scheduled pay raise for its board of directors following concerns from shareholders about the size of the increase, an official said. The board voted Friday to reduce the compensation from $5,000 to $3,000 for each board member, The Juneau Empire reported....

Man sentenced for Colorado veterans affairs bribery scheme

Jan. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A businessman was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official in Colorado, court records said. Anthony Bueno, 45, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, The...

Assembly OKs bill clarifying emergency detention options

Jan. 15, 2020 5:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly approved a bill Wednesday designed to help police better deal with time-consuming emergency mental health detentions. Officers have complained for years that they spend too much time waiting in emergency rooms for doctors to clear detainees for transport and driving...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Mathieu, Clark turn gambles by Chiefs into wise investments

Jan. 15, 2020 4:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark were watching the AFC championship game on television a year ago, their teams knocked out of the playoffs, never thinking for a moment what the following 12 months might bring them. Or more accurately, where it might bring them. But after the Chiefs...

Company owner sentenced in minority contracting fraud case

Jan. 8, 2020 7:24 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The head of an Ohio company who allegedly schemed to win contracts that were intended for minority-owned businesses was sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett ordered Doug Evans to serve 21 months in prison and pay a fine of $25,000 in Cincinnati federal court on...

In this image taken from video, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei openly weeps as he leads a prayer over the coffin of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Tehran University campus, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (Iran Press TV via AP)

Iranian leader's tears a sign of respect for slain general

Jan. 6, 2020 12:13 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a rare display of emotion from the typically reserved and measured supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cried openly Monday at the funeral of slain Gen. Qassem Soleimani, his most important military commander with whom he shared a deep bond. “Oh...

Mississippi shipyard receives $453M US Navy contract

Jan. 4, 2020 10:36 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A shipyard on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been awarded a $453 million contract to provide support to U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers. The Department of Defense contract for Ingalls Shipuilding calls for planning yard design services for existing Ticonderoga-class cruisers and...

No charges against ex-senator over Indiana lobbying contract

Jan. 3, 2020 12:57 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have decided a former Indiana state senator won’t face criminal charges over possible violations of state lobbying laws involving his work with the state's Department of Veterans Affairs. A Marion County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman told The Indianapolis Star...

Company's contracts under review after drunken driving crash

Jan. 1, 2020 11:17 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says it's reviewing its contracts with a construction company after one of its employees was charged with driving under the influence and causing a crash that killed a 13-year-old girl. Gregory Goodsell, 31, of Marshfield, Massachusetts faces...