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Former Idaho governor seeks investigation of mining company

Jul. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has asked the Trump administration to investigate possible Chinese involvement in a mining company that could compete in Idaho with a Canadian-based company that tapped Otter to serve on its board of directors. The Idaho Statesman reports in a story...

SC public utility gets new CEO at double the previous salary

Jul. 9, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As lawmakers debate if South Carolina's publicly owned utility should continue to exist, the board that runs the company voted Tuesday to hire a new leader and pay him double the salary of its last permanent director. Mark Bonsall started as Santee Cooper's CEO immediately after the...

Breeders' Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

Jul. 8, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup, who said...

Bethany College's president to take job with Kentucky school

Jul. 1, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The president of Bethany College in Kansas has resigned to take a job leading Georgetown College in Kentucky. The Salina Journal reports that William Jones will be introduced Wednesday as the new president of the small liberal arts Baptist college in Kentucky. Jones arrived at...

La Scala board agrees on new manager, ending uncertainty

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor announced Tuesday that the board of the famed La Scala opera house has agreed on a new general manager to succeed Austrian Alexander Pereira, whose money-making but sometimes troubled 5-year mandate expires in February. Mayor Giuseppe Sala, who is chairman of the board, declined...

Review: Maryland medical board deals lacked full approval

Jun. 12, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Self-dealing contracts awarded to board members of a Maryland medical system that resulted in the resignation of Baltimore's mayor reflected a "pattern by management" of making financial arrangements without full board approval, an independent review released Wednesday said. The...

Bernie Sanders urges Walmart board to pay workers more

Jun. 5, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders took his latest fight against corporate America to Walmart's home turf. The Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential contender lambasted Walmart leaders including its CEO on Wednesday for paying workers what he believes are "starvation wages" and introduced a...

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

May. 23, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract...