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Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May. 16, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a...

Tentative $32M settlement in abuse death of California boy

May. 11, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tentative $32 million settlement has been reached with Los Angeles County in a lawsuit over its child welfare agency’s supervision of a boy who allegedly was abused to death by his mother and her boyfriend, attorneys announced Wednesday. The settlement in the...

House panel alleges cover-up by contract vaccine maker

May. 10, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives at contract vaccine manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions covered up quality control problems that led to more than 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccines needing to be trashed, congressional investigators said in a report Tuesday. The number of...

Amazon union head, others meet at White House on organizing

May. 05, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh met with union organizers at the White House on Thursday as the administration looks to boost unionization campaigns. Participants in the meeting, which featured an unscheduled appearance by President...

LinkedIn settles with U.S. over alleged pay discrimination

May. 03, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The career-networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay $1.8 million in back wages to hundreds of female workers to settle a pay discrimination complaint brought by U.S. labor investigators. The U.S. Labor Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a...

Lawmakers scrutinize McKinsey's opioid, FDA consulting work

Apr. 27, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats vowed to continue investigating consulting giant McKinsey's work with opioid drugmakers after a Wednesday hearing detailed how the firm had advised companies pushing painkillers as well as U.S. health regulators. The hearing before a House...

Boeing CEO laments deal with Trump for Air Force One planes

Apr. 27, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

Boeing’s CEO is lamenting the deal that his company cut with former President Donald Trump to produce new Air Force One jets. David Calhoun said “it was a public negotiation” and “we took some risks” in accepting a fixed-price contract that made Boeing responsible if it...

Britain, India call for immediate cease-fire in Ukraine

Apr. 22, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Friday called on Russia to declare an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an expansion of economic and defense ties that could help India reduce its dependence on Moscow. Indian Prime Minister...

Bombardier makes Wichita it national headquarters

Apr. 19, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Bombardier announced Tuesday that Wichita will be the company's new U.S. headquarters and changes in its business could bring nearly 200 new jobs to the city. Michel Ouellette, the executive vice president of Specialized Aircraft, Programs and Engineering, said...

UK Treasury chief fights to save reputation in tax storm

Apr. 11, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Treasury chief, once seen as a potential candidate for prime minister, is fighting to save his reputation by requesting an investigation of his own conduct after a series of news reports on his family’s finances raised questions about his judgment. Rishi...