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The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Jan. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about China's actions against Canada and the importance of the rules-based international order to ensure the confidence of the international business community....

North Carolina elections official: Congress can see evidence

Jan. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections director says evidence collected in an investigation into possible fraud in the nation's last undecided congressional race is secure and ready if Congress needs to take a look. State elections board executive director Kim Westbrook Strach said Friday that...

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

Jan. 18, 2019 2:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million) payment made...

Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case

Jan. 17, 2019 7:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal. Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the...

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

Jan. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Ex-state Sen. Michael Williams was indicted last month in Hall County northeast of Atlanta on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The Atlanta...

Prosecutors: Woman collected federal benefits for fake son

Jan. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A military widow has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for falsely claiming to have a son so she could collect more than $100,000 in veterans and Social Security benefits, federal prosecutors say. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports a federal indictment accused 61-year-old...

2 charged with hacking SEC computers in trading scheme

Jan. 15, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Ukrainian men hacked into the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers to steal thousands of quarterly and annual reports of public companies and worked with traders to use the information to make more than $4 million in illegal profits, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said...

The Situation due to report to federal prison for tax fraud

Jan. 15, 2019 8:07 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is trading life on the beach for time behind prison bars. The 36-year-old is scheduled to report to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on Tuesday to begin serving an eight-month sentence for tax...

Tokyo court denies bail to Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn

Jan. 15, 2019 3:15 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo District Court turned down a request by Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn for release on bail Tuesday, prolonging his detention by weeks and possibly months. Ghosn, 64, who was arrested on Nov. 19, has been charged with falsifying financial reports in underreporting his...

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Jan. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit demanding immediate victory, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner, attorneys representing North Carolina's elections...