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Owner of Texas 3D gun company resigns after arrest

Sep. 25, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An activist who garnered national attention for running a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has resigned from the firm he founded after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson tendered his resignation Friday...

Minnesota Democratic chairman says Ellison probe wrapping up

Sep. 25, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election. A former long-term girlfriend accused Ellison of physical abuse last...

Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

Sep. 22, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered a local sales affiliate of Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely...

Taiwan police arrest US 3D gun man accused of sex with minor

Sep. 21, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in Taiwan arrested the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted in the U.S. over an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, official media reported. The Central News Agency said...

Papa John's founder can pursue lawsuit for corporate records

Sep. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is seeking access to the company's books and records. John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. in July, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in order...

Dakota Access pipeline developer defends racketeering claims

Sep. 20, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says environmental group Greenpeace should be held legally accountable for violating federal racketeering laws. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners sued Greenpeace and two other groups for up to $1 billion last year, arguing they...

The Latest: Authorities: Workplace shooter died of gunshots

Sep. 20, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin workplace shooting that injured four people and left the gunman dead (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Authorities have identified the gunman who died after shooting four co-workers at a Wisconsin software company. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says...

Suit: 'Street Outlaws: Memphis' producers encouraged fight

Sep. 20, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit saying producers of a reality television show about drag racing encouraged violence between him and the host. WTVF-TV reported Wednesday that Chad and Genny Larkin filed the federal lawsuit against Discovery Inc., Pilgrim Media Group and "Street...

What is the FBI's role in the Kavanaugh allegations?

Sep. 19, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a long-ago sexual assault wants the FBI to get involved — but the request is not so simple. Only the White House can order the FBI to look into the claim as part of Kavanaugh's background investigation, since Christine...

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Sep. 19, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his...