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Ikea fined $1.3 million over spying campaign in France

Jun. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France. Two former Ikea France...

Assets recovered from large Ponzi scheme reach $722 million

Jun. 15, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bankruptcy trustee's search to recover assets linked to one of the largest financial crimes in Minnesota's history has netted $722 million. Doug Kelley says his work to collect assets from Tom Petters' $1.9 billion Ponzi scheme is nearly done 13...

US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber's death sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment. Justice Department lawyers wrote in court...

India closes criminal case against 2 Italian marines

Jun. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damages, ending one chapter in a long-simmering case that has strained relations between the...

Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Jun. 14, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it's wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that's a losing legal argument so far. In...

Despite health woes, Robert Durst murder trial continues

Jun. 14, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered that the murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst will continue, despite defense requests for a delay because they say he's in such pain that he can't stand up to dress for trial. Durst was hospitalized and the...

Minnesota court affirms approval of Line 3 oil pipeline

Jun. 14, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators' key approvals of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week. A three-judge panel...

Egypt court upholds death sentences for 12 over 2013 sit-in

Jun. 14, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest criminal court Monday upheld the death sentence for 12 people involved in a 2013 protest by Islamists, including leaders of the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, state media reported. The 12 were convicted and sentenced in a mass trial in...

Man charged with killing Mom to undergo evaluation

Jun. 14, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing his 80-year-old mother in the home they shared was ordered by a judge Monday to undergo a mental health evaluation. Alfredo Paratore, 49, is charged with murder in the death of Katharine Paratore, whose body...

Court: Man who killed at 15 can seek parole

Jun. 14, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans prosecutor’s decision to let a man who committed murder at age 15 seek parole has been upheld by a state appeal court. Louisiana’s 4th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled last week that District Attorney Jason Williams had the authority...