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Emirati prosecutors investigating Dubai's Union Properties

Oct. 24, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati prosecutors said Sunday they launched a major investigation into Dubai-based real estate developer Union Properties, saying they would probe allegations the long-troubled firm committed fraud and other offenses while trying to claw its way out of...

Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

Oct. 07, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a century but concerning human rights activists that the kingdom had gained a foothold in the world's richest soccer...

Ozy CEO: 'premature' to shut down after week of scandal

Oct. 04, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Ozy Media on Monday said it had been “premature” to shut down the company and that he wants to keep operating, despite a scandal-ridden week that exposed Ozy as an outlet without much of an audience. Carlos Watson, a former former...

Brad Smith among 5 finalists for Marshall president's job

Oct. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five finalists have been named for Marshall University's president, the university's Board of Governors said. The finalists will be invited for visits to the Huntington and South Charleston campuses in October, the university announced Thursday....

Board fires director who hired activist in 'rape email'

Sep. 29, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The director of a state board that in early 2020 was forced to end a contract with a Democratic activist after his name surfaced in purported government coverups involving a rape and illegal state hiring has been removed from his job. The...

Finance exec Diana Taylor to lead New York City Ballet Board

Sep. 03, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Ballet has chosen Diana L. Taylor, a finance executive and companion of former mayor Mike Bloomberg, to lead its board of directors as it prepares to reopen after the coronavirus shutdown, the company announced. Taylor, who was...

Former chairman gets prison for stealing $11M from LA church

Aug. 30, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former chairman of the board of a Los Angeles church was sentenced Monday to nearly 11 years in federal prison for stealing more than $11 million in church funds, prosecutors said. Charles Thomas Sebesta, 56, pleaded guilty last year to wire...

Aquarium chair: Dressing-room video wasn't 'boys being boys'

Aug. 17, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — When a high-ranking woman at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium spotted a security camera in a room where visiting workers changed clothes, it should have prompted a swift investigation and an apology to the women who were “accidentally and unintentionally” recorded,...

SEC approves Nasdaq's plan to require board diversity

Aug. 06, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday approved Nasdaq's groundbreaking proposal to boost the number of women, racial minorities and LGBTQ people on U.S. corporate boards. The new policy — the first of its kind for a U.S. securities...

AP appoints Daisy Veerasingham as agency's president and CEO

Aug. 03, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press appointed Daisy Veerasingham, its executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the news cooperative’s president and CEO on Tuesday, setting her up to replace the retiring Gary Pruitt at the beginning of next year. She...