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Ford begins probe into whether gas mileage was overstated

Feb. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has launched an investigation into whether it overstated gas mileage and understated emissions from a wide range of vehicles. The company says that in September, a group of employees reported possible problems with a mathematical model used to calculate pollution and mileage,...

From corn to Apple: What's behind the US-China standoff

Feb. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped the arm off a T-Mobile robot, the U.S. says, and looted trade secrets about robotic cars from Apple. The...

Michigan AG's office takes over investigation of Geddert

Feb. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new attorney general says her office is taking over an investigation of complaints against former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team coach John Geddert, who operated a gym where ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar molested athletes. Dana Nessel made the announcement Thursday...

Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

Feb. 21, 2019 8:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million). The Stuttgart...

After surgery, Michael Cohen's prison date postponed to May

Feb. 20, 2019 8:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was granted a few more weeks of freedom Wednesday after his lawyers said he's still recovering from surgery and hasn't had time to get his affairs in order because he's preparing to testify before Congress next week. U.S....

Federal judge won't order return of disputed plants for now

Feb. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has declined to order the release of more than 6,700 pounds plants that an Oregon company says is hemp but the Idaho State Police claims is marijuana. The plants — and a semitrailer that contained them — were seized by the Idaho State Police last month near...

Former Secretary of State testifies at fraud trial

Feb. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a jury Wednesday that she rejected a suggestion that she serve on the board of a company associated with two men on trial in an investment fraud case. Donald V. Watkins Sr., of Atlanta, and Donald V. Watkins Jr., of Birmingham, each...

Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on

Feb. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat Chrysler,...

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

Feb. 20, 2019 2:11 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French court ordered Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, sending a stern warning to tax dodgers and the banks that aid them. The Paris court convicted Zurich-based UBS AG on...

Nevada lawmakers propose ending death penalty, citing costs

Feb. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers proposing an end to capital punishment are pointing to costly appeals and court-ordered postponements of a lethal injection case that ended last month when the inmate killed himself. "It's a burden to taxpayers," said state Sen. James Ohrenschall, who is...