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Lee Myung-hee, the widow of former Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Lee received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees in a case that extended a bizarre legal saga surrounding the company's founding family. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Widow of ex-Korean Air boss convicted of assaulting workers

Jul. 14, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The widow of the former Korean Air chairman received a suspended prison sentence Tuesday for assault and other abuses of her chauffeur, security guard and other employees in a case that extended a bizarre legal saga surrounding the company’s founding family. The Seoul...

American actor Johnny Depp poses for the media as he arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, July 13, 2020.  Depp is expected to wrap up his evidence at his libel trial against a tabloid newspaper that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard. The Hollywood star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.”  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch

Jul. 13, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse. Depp said the fight...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020 file photo, journalist and activist Omar Radi speaks after a hearing at the Casablanca Courthouse, In Casablanca, Morocco. On Sunday, July 12, 2020 the Tel Aviv District Court rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware firm NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company’s technology in targeting journalists, including Radi, and dissidents worldwide. The case, brought by Amnesty International in January, called on the court to prevent NSO from selling its technology abroad, especially to repressive regimes. The court ruled that Amnesty’s attorneys did not provide sufficient evidence. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

Jul. 13, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware firm NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company's technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide. The case, brought by Amnesty International in January, called on the...

Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief to be sentenced

Jul. 12, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky's former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation. Lundergan and a codefendant are set to be sentenced July 16 in federal court in Frankfort, the Lexington...

This Nov.3 2017 file photo shows visitors playing Assassin's Creed video game at the Ubisoft stand at the Paris Games Week in Paris. French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives following an internal investigation of misconduct and media reports of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)

Games maker Ubisoft shakes up staff amid misconduct probe

Jul. 12, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French gaming giant Ubisoft is parting ways with its creative director and two other executives and promising zero tolerance for “toxic" staff behavior following an internal investigation of misconduct and media reports of sexual harassment and other workplace abuse. In a statement...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters at night in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge's permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a Friday, July 10, 2020 court filing. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

Jul. 11, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge's permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to...

FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, protesters walk up Main Street inasa procession protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline makes its way to Andrew W. Bogue Federal Courthouse in Rapid City, S.D. A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week could further stall construction of the disputed pipeline just as work began this spring after years of delay. (Adam Fondren/Rapid City Journal via AP, File)

Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure

Jul. 10, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a lengthy environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the company’s request Thursday, effectively sending the case to a...

France investigating millions in virus unemployment fraud

Jul. 10, 2020 7:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Organized crime groups sought to defraud the French state of millions of euros meant for workers left jobless by the virus lockdown, prosecutors said Friday. France had an exceptionally generous temporary unemployment scheme that subsidized workers’ salaries while restaurants, schools...

Ex-Tennessee pain clinic CEO sentenced in fraud scheme

Jul. 10, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former CEO of a Tennessee pain management company has been sentenced to three years and six months in federal prison for his role in a $4 million Medicare kickback scheme. John Davis, 42, of Franklin, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Nashville for his conviction on one...

Environmental groups sue over W.Va. coal reclamation fund

Jul. 10, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental groups have sued the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over what they say is the agency’s failure to adhere to federal reporting requirements for a coal mine reclamation fund. The lawsuit filed Thursday by the West Virginia Highlands...