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Executive gave tip that launched admissions bribery case

Mar. 14, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted began with a tip from an executive investigators were targeting in a securities fraud probe, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The executive told Boston authorities chasing down the market manipulation scheme that the women's...

Report: Facebook data deals under criminal investigation

Mar. 14, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data deals with major electronics manufacturers. The newspaper says a grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two companies known for making smartphones...

The Latest: Germany speaks out on plane crash victims

Mar. 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 7:50 p.m. An Italian aid group that partners with UNICEF in northern Africa says one of its founders, Paolo Dieci, is among the dead in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. The International Committee for the Development of...

House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe

Mar. 4, 2019 9:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House Judiciary...

The Latest: White House calls new House probe 'disgraceful'

Mar. 4, 2019 9:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House panel's expanding investigations of President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The White House is calling House Democrats' sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump "a disgraceful and abusive investigation into tired, false allegations." House Judiciary...

Looking beyond Mueller, Democrats cast investigative nets

Mar. 3, 2019 12:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their new majority, Democrats are undertaking several broad new investigations into President Donald Trump and setting the stage for a post-Robert Mueller world. Whether the special counsel's final Russia report is damning of the president or not, Democrats in charge of a...

Wynn Resorts fined $20 million over sex allegations

Feb. 26, 2019 7:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company was fined a record $20 million by Nevada gambling regulators on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago. The penalty against Wynn Resorts Ltd. ends an investigation that began...

Broken-down bus that crashed in China mine was bought online

Feb. 25, 2019 2:32 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The operators of China's largest silver mine transported workers underground on a broken-down bus that was bought online, routinely overloaded and operating on ramp not intended for transporting people, safety officials said after the bus crashed, killing 21 miners and injuring 29. The bus...

Mueller still seeking secrecy in Manafort investigation

Feb. 23, 2019 1:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is still seeking to keep secret details about his investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a judge's ruling Saturday. Mueller's team has filed its recommendation for Manafort's punishment in one of his two criminal cases,...

Stocks climb, giving S&P 500 its 4th straight weekly gain

Feb. 22, 2019 5:05 PM EST

Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that the latest round of talks between the U.S. and China will lead to a resolution of the costly trade war that's unsettled markets...