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Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

Jan. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said Thursday. Just this week, one of the workers found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his...

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jan. 17, 2019 9:06 AM EST

Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Engler took...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Jan. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EST

Michigan State University's governing body plans to name a new interim president following resignation of interim President John Engler — the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. A special board meeting is scheduled for...

Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

Jan. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies. The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company stole technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test...

Court rules against Pfizer in religious discrimination suit

Jan. 16, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who said she was fired by a major pharmaceutical company because of her religious beliefs won a court victory Wednesday when a state appeals panel ruled that she didn't agree in an online form to waive her rights to sue. Amy Skuse said she was fired in 2017 because she refused...

Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

Jan. 16, 2019 8:55 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were...

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

Jan. 15, 2019 8:51 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed. Here are some key things...

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

Jan. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were...

Trump's AG pick vows not to target marijuana businesses

Jan. 15, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to become the next attorney general said Tuesday that he would "not go after" marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal, even though he personally believes the drug should be outlawed. In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee,...