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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, aerial file photo, rubble remains after residences were leveled by the Camp wildfire in Paradise, Calif. California's chief utility regulators and a Pacific Gas & Electric executive testified Thursday, June 4, 2020, that the utility is behind on installing devices meant to ease the severity of power shut-offs during potential wildfires and hasn't yet hired and trained emergency response specialists in each county. PG&E's electrical grid that ignited a succession of Northern California wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E exits bankruptcy, pays $5 billion into wildfire fund

Jul. 2, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people. The nation's largest utility announced Wednesday it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and...

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital. That's according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Herman Cain treated for COVID-19 after attending Trump rally

Jul. 2, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is being treated for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account Thursday. It's not clear when or where Cain was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending...

Anchorage bars called on to adopt more virus precautions

Jul. 2, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage officials and trade groups have announced new suggested guidelines they hope bars and restaurants will adopt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Anchorage health officials said several entertainment and hospitality businesses in the municipality have been linked to...

This May 6, 2019 photo shows the logo of the sports goods manufacturer Adidas in Berlin, Germany. The head of global human resources at sports apparel and shoe company Adidas resigned Tuesday, June 30, 2020 following criticism from employees of what they see as the company's failure to diversify its workforce. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Adidas HR head resigns as company addresses diversity issues

Jun. 30, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of global human resources at sports apparel and shoe company Adidas resigned Tuesday following criticism from employees of what they see as the company's failure to diversify its workforce. Karen Parkin’s resignation comes after a group of Black employees called on...

Renovations to start on 1840s building on historic register

Jun. 28, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Renovations are about to begin on the former home to a pharmaceutical company in northern New Hampshire. The 1840s Parker J. Noyes Building on Lancaster's Main Street was named for the former head of a company that invented machinery to sugarcoat pills. Site preparation is...

Symphony picks opera director as new executive director

Jun. 28, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has named the managing director of an opera company in South Africa as its new executive director. Elise Brunelle takes over for Ben Cadwallader, who stepped down in February to take a similar post with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra...

Sons, daughters follow in fathers’ professional footsteps

Jun. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At the Greater Johnstown School District, a call for Mr. Jones could mean Michael or Gerald. For the past three years, Michael Jones and his son Gerald Jones have been working together, helping students of the district navigate their studies. Michael Jones’ career as a...

File---Picture taken June 24, 2020 shows the Wirecard logo at the headquarters of the payment service provider in Aschheim, Germany.  (Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa via AP, file)

EU regulators to look into German handling of Wirecard case

Jun. 26, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A top economic official at the European Union's executive commission says it has asked for the EU's securities regulator to investigate what went wrong with supervision of payments company Wirecard in Germany. Valdis Dombrovskis, the commission's executive vice-president for the...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, Markus Braun, CEO of financial services company wirecard, attends the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany. Prosecutors in Germany say that the former CEO of the payments company Wirecard has been arrested in an accounting scandal that centers on a missing sum of 1.9 billion euros, or 2.1 billion dollars. Markus Braun resigned on Friday after the company disclosed that auditors couldn't find accounts containing the money.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Wirecard goes bust as scandal puts focus on German oversight

Jun. 25, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An accounting scandal at one of Germany’s fastest-growing blue-chip companies has raised doubts about the national financial watchdog and, coming on top of other high-profile cases of fraud, led to questions about the country’s ability to oversee its corporate...

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Softbank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son, right, Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma, left, of China with Foxconn Chairman and CEO Terry Gou of Taiwan pose for photographers with Softbank's Pepper robot during a press conference in Maihama, near Tokyo. Son, the chief executive of Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Thursday, June 25, 2020, that he is stepping down from the board of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

SoftBank's Son leaves Alibaba board following Ma's departure

Jun. 25, 2020 7:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp., said Thursday that he is stepping down from the board of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Son announced the change at the end of SoftBank's general shareholders' meeting. He emphasized that the decision...