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Trudeau's top adviser resigns while denying wrongdoing

Feb. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top adviser resigned Monday while denying allegations that he pressured Canada's former attorney general to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering company. Principal Secretary Gerald Butts has been Trudeau's closest adviser and best friend since...

Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

Feb. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons. A court in the southern province of Limburg convicted Euroturbine BV on Monday of setting up shell construction companies aimed at avoiding...

CEO ousted amid probe into disabled woman's pregnancy

Feb. 16, 2019 11:49 AM EST

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida facility for people with disabilities has suspended its CEO amid an investigation into a resident's pregnancy. A caregiver at the Rockledge facility has been accused of impregnating the woman, who gave birth in 2015. Florida Today reports the board of directors of the...

Widow of Kentucky worker files lawsuit against utility

Feb. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The widow of a worker who was killed last year when his dump truck came into contact with high-voltage power lines at a construction has filed a negligence lawsuit against a Kentucky utility company. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader , Vickie Lynne Everman filed the suit...

Mountain Valley Pipeline subject of criminal probe

Feb. 15, 2019 4:29 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia. The natural gas pipeline's parent company said in recent corporate filings with the SEC that it has been informed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia...

Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller

Feb. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston of...

Texas jury awards woman $37 million over Honda seat belts

Feb. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $37 million to a woman who sued Honda after being paralyzed in a 2015 car crash. Sarah Milburn sued the automaker over its seatbelt design after her Uber driver ran a red light and the Honda was struck by a pickup truck in Dallas. Milburn's lawyer argued...

Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Feb. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll. The 10 palm oil and pulp wood companies...

Ex-telecom execs acquitted of paying bribes in Uzbekistan

Feb. 15, 2019 6:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence. The executives were accused of bribing an Uzbek partner from 2007 to 2010 when Telia, then known as TeliaSonera, set up business...

Florida attorney gets 7 years for securities fraud scheme

Feb. 15, 2019 6:49 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida attorney has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay $19.7 million in restitution for securities fraud. Court records show that 77-year-old James Schneider was sentenced Thursday in Miami federal court. He was convicted in December of multiple charges, including...