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Lottery board VP interested in becoming Ole Miss chancellor

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The vice chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation says he's interested in becoming chancellor of the University of Mississippi. In response to reporters' questions about the Ole Miss job, Gerard Gibert of Ridgeland said Monday, "I was approached by some people that thought I...

South Africa's president responds to critical report

Jul. 21, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will urgently challenge in court a report by the country's corruption watchdog that found he misled lawmakers about a contribution to his presidential campaign. Ramaphosa has described the critical report as fundamentally and...

Maine Outdoor Brands hires full-time director

Jul. 21, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Outdoor Brands alliance has hired its first full-time executive director. Jenny Kordick will be leading the nonprofit that aims to build on the state's reputation for hiking, biking and paddling to ignite the state's outdoor recreation economy. Kordick previously worked at...

Labor nominee Scalia has long record of opposing regulations

Jul. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary. If formally nominated and...

Ohio hospital system gets new leader after drug-dose deaths

Jul. 19, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died has named an interim replacement for the CEO resigning after that scandal. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says its interim leader will be Michael Englehart, a senior...

Automaker BMW names production chief Zipse as new CEO

Jul. 18, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW has named its top production manager, Oliver Zipse, as CEO to lead the luxury automaker through a shift to new ways of doing business such as electric vehicles and offering cars on a per-use basis. The company said Thursday that Zipse, 55, would succeed Harald Krueger on Aug....

Renault chief confident partnership with Nissan on track

Jul. 18, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France (AP) — Renault's chairman expressed confidence Thursday that the French automaker's alliance with Nissan remains on track following the appointment of a new board at the Japanese firm in the wake of the scandal involving Carlos Ghosn, who had chaired both companies....

South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row

Jul. 18, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties' leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at...

6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

Zachary Carter, top lawyer for NYC, to retire in August

Jul. 12, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of New York City's Law Department is retiring after six years overseeing a staff of nearly 1,000 lawyers. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter will retire at the end of August. The 69-year-old Carter has served as corporation counsel since...