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The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...

Amid scandal, audit into Baltimore nonprofit's work ordered

Apr. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's acting leader has ordered an audit of a nonprofit's management of a city youth fund with $12 million set aside from property tax revenue after the organization was tied to embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh's hard-to-find illustrated books for children. The audit of Associated...

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of...

Wynn Resorts proposes banning its namesake from its casinos

Apr. 11, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Wynn Resorts is proposing Massachusetts regulators require the company ban its founder from its resorts as a condition of keeping its state casino license. The company also suggests the Massachusetts Gaming Commission impose other conditions to further distance the company from its...

Ex-Obama counsel expects charges in Mueller-related probe

Apr. 11, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig expects to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, his lawyers said. "Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government's stubborn insistence on...

Fired Florida man accused of threatening 'slaughter' at work

Apr. 11, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who threatened in an email to "slaughter" his former co-workers. A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release says 31-year-old Dorian Golej was fired by Raytheon Corp. on March 21 after a company investigation determined he had...

Democrats want feds to target the 'black box' of AI bias

Apr. 10, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks. One proposal introduced Wednesday and co-sponsored by a Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Cory...

Ex-SeaWorld executive pleads guilty to insider trading

Apr. 9, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

A former SeaWorld executive who purchased $385,000 in company shares after learning that the theme park business was expecting improved revenue and attendance pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a single count of insider trading. Paul Powers, 60, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Orlando, Florida. He faces a...

Swiss say they returned $365M to Brazil in Petrobras probe

Apr. 9, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say they have returned some 365 million francs ($365 million) to Brazil so far in funds seized during investigations related to Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and state-run oil giant Petrobras. Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber and Brazilian prosecutor general...

Correction: Huawei-Colleges story

Apr. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story April 4 about universities cutting ties with the Chinese company Huawei, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of the vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Berkeley. His name is Randy Howard Katz, not Howard Katz. A corrected version of the...