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Tesla's top lawyer leaves after only 2 months on the job

Feb. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EST

Tesla's top lawyer is leaving the company after only two months on the job. Tesla said in a prepared statement Wednesday that General Counsel Dane Butswinkas (But-SWIN-kiss) will return to a legal practice in Washington, D.C. He'll continue to work for Tesla as outside counsel. No reason for the departure was...

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Feb. 19, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both parties...

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Feb. 19, 2019 11:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department's chief operating...

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Feb. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country's cash-strapped, state-owned oil company Friday and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion. Lopez Obrador has made rescuing...

Venezuelan prosecutor to investigate Guaido appointments

Feb. 14, 2019 5:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the appointments by Guaido and his National...

Federal utility picks exec of Canada power company as CEO

Feb. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has picked the leader of one of Canada's largest power companies to head the $11 billion federal corporation. On Thursday, the Tennessee Valley Authority board announced the selection of Jeffrey Lyash as president and CEO effective in April. Lyash...

The Latest: Venezuela leader lambastes Trump-Duque meeting

Feb. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is calling a meeting between Donald Trump and Colombian leader Ivan Duque a "feast of hate against Venezuela." Trump and Duque met Wednesday in the Oval Office and said...

Guaido seeks to wrest control of Venezuela's oil company

Feb. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly appointed a transitional board of directors for the state oil company Wednesday, in a bid by congress chief Juan Guaido to gain control of an industry that is the economic backbone of the country. Guaido, who declared himself...

Trump's coal pledge could be tested by TVA vote this week

Feb. 13, 2019 4:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's support for the coal industry — and for a particular power plant — will face a test this week when a utility board he appoints considers whether to close a coal-fired Kentucky plant whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign...

Former Renault boss Ghosn loses millions in compensation

Feb. 13, 2019 9:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French car maker Renault won't pay former Chairman Carlos Ghosn millions of euros in compensation following his resignation. Renault said in a statement Wednesday its board unanimously decided to waive Ghosn's "non-compete commitment and, consequently, not to pay the corresponding compensation...