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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Robert Brown Public Relations shows Greg Lindberg. Lindberg has started serving a federal prison sentence for corruption-related convictions and was in custody Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at a minimum-security prison in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Scott Taylor, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Robert Brown Public Relations/Greg Lindberg via AP, File)

N.C. insurance magnate begins serving federal prison term

Oct. 20, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina insurance magnate and prolific political donor has started serving a federal prison sentence for corruption-related convictions. Greg E. Lindberg was in custody on Tuesday at a minimum-security prison in Montgomery, Alabama, according to Scott Taylor, a spokesman for...

Judge OKs $78M overtime settlement by air medical company

Oct. 20, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge has given final approval to a $78 million settlement by a medical helicopter company that was sued by its California flight crew employees over unpaid overtime and missed breaks. The decision last week by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith came three...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif.  The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Oct. 20, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And it could just be an opening...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Tuesday, Oct. 20 as traders look over several solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Stocks close higher as companies report solid earnings

Oct. 20, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday as Wall Street welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. The S&P 500 gained 0.5%, recouping some of its loss from a day earlier. Technology, communication and financial stocks powered most of the gains, while household goods makers fell. Overseas...

Man gets prison for sabotage that caused PPE delivery delay

Oct. 20, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former vice president of a medical device packaging company has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for sabotaging his former employer's electronic shipping records, which prosecutors said delayed the delivery of personal protective equipment to health care providers. Christopher...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed before a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but is...

Suits challenge emissions by Georgia sterilizing company

Oct. 20, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Homeowners in Georgia have filed a lawsuit over emissions of a chemical used by a company that sterilizes medical equipment. The Journal-Constitution reports that the attorney for the couple who filed the suit says it's the first of many such cases. The lawsuit was filed by Bridget and...

After lawsuit, city to pay millions for emergency repairs

Oct. 20, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit against a Louisiana city ordered millions of dollars of payments Monday to two companies for emergency work on a sewerage system. KTBS-TV reports that Pulley Construction and Yor-Wic Construction had sued the city of Shreveport earlier this year...

FILE - In this Oct.4, 2017 file photo, police officers escort Alexander Vinnik, center as they leave a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik goes on trial on Monday in Paris for allegedly having used ransomware in a fraud involving 200 victims and estimated to a global amount of 135 million euros. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, is facing up to ten years in prison in a four-day trial in France over charges of extorsion, money laundering and criminal association. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)

Trial of Russian charged in bitcoin fraud begins in Paris

Oct. 19, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The trial of a Russian man alleged to have used ransomware in a 135 million euros ($157 million) bitcoin fraud will begin Monday. Alexander Vinnik, who is also wanted in the United States and in Russia, faces up to ten years in prison at his Paris trial over charges of extortion, money...

FILE - This Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 photo shows the Instagram app icon on the screen of a mobile device in New York. Irish privacy regulators have opened two investigations into Instagram over the social media site's handling of children's data. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 it launched the investigations in September after receiving complaints about the company. Facebook, which owns Instagram, said it's in “close contact” with the commission and is

Irish regulator investigates Instagram over children's data

Oct. 19, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Irish privacy regulators have opened two investigations into Instagram over the social media site's handling of young people's personal data. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said it launched the investigations in September after receiving complaints about the company. Facebook, which...