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Late president's book outlines vision for Japan's Nintendo

Apr. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s late president Satoru Iwata oversaw the video-game maker’s global growth as Super Mario and Pokemon became household names. “Ask Iwata” was published after his death from cancer in 2015 at age 55. This month, VIZ Media is publishing the...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

Apr. 12, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom and then a recession since taking hold of the presidency last decade. That election certainty, however, did not extend...

Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

Apr. 12, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber jobs in his administration, the White House said Monday in moving to fill out a team whose role has grown more urgent after two major hacks that have consumed the...

BJ's Wholesale CEO Lee Delaney dies unexpectedly at 49

Apr. 09, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lee Delaney, president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club, died unexpectedly, the company said. Delaney was 49. The company said in a press release Friday that Delaney died of “presumed natural causes” on Thursday, but did not elaborate when asked for...

Wisconsin hopes to hire new AD 'within a few months'

Apr. 07, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the search committee to pick a successor to retiring Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said the school hopes to make a hire “within a few months.” Peter Miller, the chair of Wisconsin’s athletic board, wouldn’t get more...

President of MGH announces that he's stepping down

Apr. 07, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The president of Massachusetts General Hospital said Wednesday that he plans to step down after 18 years at the helm of one of the top hospitals in the country. Dr. Peter Slavin, 63, announced his plans in an email to staff. He will stay on until the...

Amtrak's long-range plan would add new routes across South

Apr. 05, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee and stop in Atlanta. Amtrak’s proposed new routes also include one that would connect Montgomery, Alabama, to Atlanta. The...

Former leader of Dominion Energy dies day after retiring

Apr. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tom Farrell, who led Dominion Energy for more than a decade and was a powerful force in Virginia business and politics, died Friday, one day after stepping down from his post as the company's executive chairman. He was 66. A news release from the...

First Black Supreme Court justice in Colorado dies at 72

Apr. 02, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gregory Kellam Scott, the only Black justice to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court, died unexpectedly at his home in Indiana. He was 72. Scott died Wednesday, the Denver Post reported. He was sworn onto the court in 1993 after being...

CEO of Google's self-driving car spinoff steps down from job

Apr. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The executive who steered the transformation of Google's self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the job. John Krafcik announced his departure as CEO of Waymo, a...