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Man accused in $227M Ponzi scheme involving film rights

Apr. 06, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of running a $227 million Ponzi scheme that solicited investors for phony film licensing deals, federal prosecutors said. Zachary Joseph Horwitz, 34, was charged with wire fraud, which carries a...

Things to know about recreational pot in New Mexico

Apr. 01, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has promised to sign legislation that legalizes recreational marijuana use and sales in New Mexico for adults 21 and over. The changes approved Wednesday by the Legislature mean almost any adult can grow marijuana at...

Agreement could free Robert Indiana's estate from lawsuit

Mar. 05, 2021 10:13 AM EST

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist's home into museum. The settlement agreement brings the...

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Feb. 25, 2021 21:26 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news. Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent...

Australian media law raises questions about 'pay for clicks'

Feb. 18, 2021 05:36 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Timothy Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, says Australian plans to make digital giants pay for journalism could set a precedent that renders the Internet as we know it unworkable. ...

Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic

Jan. 21, 2021 17:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40% at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts over the past year. Trump's 2020 financial...

Google, French publishers sign copyright news payment deal

Jan. 21, 2021 06:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Google has signed a deal with a group of French publishers paving the way for the internet giant to make digital copyright payments for online news content. After months of talks, Google France and the Alliance de la Presse d'Information Generale said...