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Sanford Health fires surgeon amid federal investigation

Aug. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sanford Health has fired one of its surgeons who is the subject of a federal fraud investigation, a month after three top hospital executives defended him against the allegations. Neurosurgeon Wilson Asfora owns a company that sells devices used in spine surgeries. Two Sanford...

Dutch man suspected of illegally exporting garbage

Aug. 21, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities have searched two properties and seized a company's business records in an investigation into the alleged illegal export of 12,000 metric tons of garbage. The government's Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate announced the investigation Wednesday, a...

Michigan manufacturing facility fined after death of worker

Aug. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit manufacturing facility has been fined after the death of an employee who fell into vat of sulfuric acid. The Detroit News reports Wednesday the $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed an investigation...

Coal company compliance over wage bonds under investigation

Aug. 14, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office will investigate whether coal companies are posting performance bonds intended to secure employee wages. News outlets report Blackjewel LLC hadn't posted the bond with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet when it filed for bankruptcy July...

Idaho closes investigation into sickened farmworkers

Aug. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An investigation into what sickened several farmworkers in an Idaho hop field earlier this year has closed without a conclusive answer. State agriculture investigators determined a fungicide applied on a nearby onion field might have been the cause, but they were unable to prove it, the...

LA Opera to investigate Placido Domingo over accusations

Aug. 14, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning...

Former executive sues Tinder, claims sex assault by ex-CEO

Aug. 5, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former executive at the dating site Tinder sued the company and its former CEO on Monday alleging he sexually assaulted her and the company fired her in retaliation for her complaint. Rosette Pambakian said in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that former Match Group and...

ABC executive withholding judgment on the 'The Rookie'

Aug. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Monday she is withholding judgment on the fate of "The Rookie" pending an investigation into co-star Afton Williamson's claim that she endured sexual misconduct and racism during the show's production. The actress posted online...

Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Jul. 31, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer's health claims and appeal to young people. State Attorney General William Tong said his probe is part of a national effort to...

Police: Man's ire over payment app leads to threats at store

Jul. 31, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a man got upset when he couldn't use a mobile payment app at a Florida pet store and threatened to stab and shoot employees. Pinellas County Sheriff's investigators arrested 34-year-old Jonathan Blaine on Tuesday. The Tampa Bay Times reports Blaine became irate...