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New testimony against Trump as impeachment goes public

Nov. 13, 2019 4:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top American diplomat revealed new evidence Wednesday of President Donald Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to investigate political rivals as House investigators launched public impeachment hearings for just the fourth time in the nation’s history. William Taylor, the...

The Latest: Panel tables motion to subpoena whistleblower

Nov. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A motion to issue a congressional subpoena to compel the whistleblower whose complaint led to the House impeachment inquiry to appear behind closed doors has been put off. House intelligence...

California sued again for requiring women on company boards

Nov. 13, 2019 2:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge. The law requires publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of this year. By 2021, boards with...

Chinese citizen pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

Nov. 13, 2019 12:30 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Chinese national employed by a U.S. petroleum company has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Authorities say 35-year-old Hongjin Tan pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa to theft of a trade secret,...

Walmart Inc. sues 31 Colorado counties to shrink tax bills

Nov. 13, 2019 12:10 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado where the company has store locations. The company claims its stores’ equipment is being overvalued. The Durango Herald reports that county assessors are tasked with taking inventory of businesses’...

Family of man killed with machete sues Maui shopping center

Nov. 13, 2019 9:30 AM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The family of a man killed in a machete attack is suing the Maui shopping center where the fatal assault happened for failing to provide adequate security, court records said. The family of 35-year-old Eduardo Alejandro Cerezo filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Queen...

Military families sue, claim poor housing conditions on base

Nov. 13, 2019 8:53 AM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Ten military families have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing private companies that manage base housing of failing to remedy unsafe living conditions. News outlets report the lawsuit filed Tuesday says mold infestations and other problems have caused members of military families...

Wynn Resorts wants court to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

Nov. 12, 2019 7:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a Nevada judge to dismiss an ex-beauty salon director's lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago. A Dec. 10 hearing has...

Defendants in opioid case say politico's input not needed

Nov. 12, 2019 6:45 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson says there's no need for a judge who ordered the drugmaker to pay $572 million to help clean up Oklahoma's opioid crisis to let several of the state's Republican leaders intervene in the case. In a brief filed Tuesday, attorneys said the attempt by...

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they will argue that a new proposal to double the line's capacity magnifies the probability of a disastrous oil...