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What is Hindenburg Research, firm accusing Adani of fraud?

Feb. 01, 2023 06:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hindenburg Research, the financial research firm with an explosive name and a track record of sending the stock prices of its targets tumbling, is taking on one of the world’s richest men. Hindenburg is back in the headlines after last week accusing Indian...

Today in History: FEB 1, Space shuttle Columbia breaks up

Feb. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2023. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members:...

Batting title put McNeil in driver's seat for $50M deal

Jan. 31, 2023 20:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Winning a batting title put Jeff McNeil in the driver's seat — for a big-money contract and a new car. New York Mets teammate Francisco Lindor told McNeil early last season he would gift him a vehicle if McNeil won a batting championship. The second baseman led...

Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Jan. 31, 2023 19:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced numerous...

Biden highlights grant for Hudson tunnel, takes aim at GOP

Jan. 31, 2023 18:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between his economic vision and that of Republicans. ...

Mets lock up batting champion McNeil on $50M, 4-year deal

Jan. 31, 2023 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Batting champion Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets finalized a $50 million, four-year contract Tuesday that avoided a salary arbitration hearing. The move was the latest by the high-spending Mets. who added pitcher Justin Verlander and David Robertson, catcher Omar...

HarperCollins to cut North American workforce by 5%

Jan. 31, 2023 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers plans to cut its workforce by 5% in the U.S. and Canada by the end of June, citing increased costs and lower sales in a statement released Tuesday. The announcement comes the day before HarperCollins and the union representing some 250...

Embattled Rep. George Santos of New York tells colleagues he won't serve on his 2 committees for now, GOP lawmakers say

Jan. 31, 2023 10:26 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Rep. George Santos of New York tells colleagues he won't serve on his 2 committees for now, GOP lawmakers say.

Chicago prosecutor dropping R. Kelly sex-abuse charges

Jan. 31, 2023 06:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced...

Reports: New grand jury in NY examining Trump hush money

Jan. 30, 2023 21:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors investigating Donald Trump have convened a new grand jury to hear evidence in a years-old probe into payments made to keep the porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with the former president, according to multiple news reports. ...