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FILE - This Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md. Houston. The National Rifle Association announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, it has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

Jan. 15, 2021 9:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of business. The...

Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

Jan. 15, 2021 5:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and the state of Illinois filed a lawsuit Friday against a federal agency that awarded a license to an arms manufacturer that was sued last year for illegally selling guns and went bankrupt. The lawsuit alleges the Bureau of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

Prosecutors drop securities case against former VW CEO

Jan. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have set aside a securities-law case against the former CEO of Volkswagen because he could face heavier penalties in a separate criminal fraud case connected to the company's 2015 diesel emissions scandal. The court in the city of Braunschweig said in a...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file, photo, people walk by the logo of Toyota at a show room in Tokyo. Toyota will pay $180 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it failed to report pollution control system defects in its vehicles for a decade. The company, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021,  also agreed in court to investigate future emissions-related defects quickly and report them to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a timely manner.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Toyota to pay $180M for failing to report emissions defects

Jan. 14, 2021 1:35 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota will pay $180 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it failed to report and fix pollution control defects in its vehicles for a decade. The company also agreed in court to investigate future emissions-related defects quickly and report them to the U.S. Environmental...

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2021 1:22 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of...

Nigerian diplomat's family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash

Jan. 13, 2021 7:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a longtime Nigerian diplomat killed in the 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia has joined litigation against the company in U.S. federal court. Lawyers for heirs of Abiodun Bashua accused Boeing of negligence in development of the Max. The 67-year-old Bashua had held...

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.  Any EU country's privacy watchdog can take legal action against companies like Facebook over cross-border violations of the bloc's strict privacy rules, an adviser to the European Union's top court said Wednesday Jan. 13, 2021.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

EU court opinion leaves Facebook more exposed over privacy

Jan. 13, 2021 11:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Any EU country can take legal action against companies like Facebook over cross-border violations of data privacy rules, not just the main regulator in charge of the company, a top court adviser said Wednesday. The preliminary opinion is part of a long-running legal battle between Facebook...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn holds a press conference at the Maronite Christian Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, as he launches an initiative to help Lebanon that is undergoing a severe economic and financial crisis, in Kaslik, north of Beirut, Lebanon. A former Nissan chief operating officer outlined in a Japanese court Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the pains company officials took to hide star executive Carlos Ghosn’s pay, and how they had worried about his quitting for a rival. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Ex-Nissan exec says automaker sought to hide Ghosn's pay

Jan. 12, 2021 8:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A former Nissan chief operating officer outlined in a Japanese court Tuesday the pains company officials took to hide star executive Carlos Ghosn’s pay, and how they had worried about his quitting for a rival. “Carlos Ghosn is a world-class business leader and CEO,” said...

Sidney Powell, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dominion sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation

Jan. 8, 2021 10:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, seeking at least $1.3 billion for Powell's “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden. “Dominion brings this action to set the record...

A MorseLife Health System sign is shown on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into MorseLife Health System, a nonprofit that operates a nursing home and assisted living facility, amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees.  (AP Photo/Cody Jackson)

Florida company accused of steering vaccines to rich donors

Jan. 6, 2021 3:24 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into an upscale nursing home amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees. The Washington Post and New York Post both reported that...