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Editor, CEO denied bail in Apple Daily case in Hong Kong

Jun. 19, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law. Ryan Law, the...

Cities opting out of Indiana's suits against opioid makers

Jun. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several Indiana cities have opted out of the state's pending lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors, reasoning that they will likely see more cash from their own litigation filed in response to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The...

Appeals court upholds FCC subsidy ban for Huawei purchases

Jun. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Friday to hear Chinese tech giant Huawei's request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment. The 5th Circuit Court of...

State has major win in Buckhorn mine Clean Water Act case

Jun. 18, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a summary judgment in favor of Washington state against two gold mining companies over years of water pollution stemming from the Buckhorn Mountain gold mine in Okanogan County. U.S. District Court Judge Rosanna Malouf...

Health economist: Opioids cost community $3.3B in damages

Jun. 18, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Harvard health economist has testified that prescription opioids have caused an estimated $3.3 billion in damages in a West Virginia community. Thomas McGuire, professor of health economics at Harvard Medical School, testified Thursday in a...

AstraZeneca, EU both claim a win in vaccine delivery tussle

Jun. 18, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court ruled Friday that coronavirus vaccine-maker AstraZeneca had committed a “serious breach” of its contract with the European Union amid a major legal battle over delivery obligations that has tarnished the company’s image. The court...

Mistrial halts case on minimum wage for immigrant detainees

Jun. 17, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state has ended with a hung jury. U.S. District...

High court backs Nestle, Cargill in child slave labor suit

Jun. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with food giants Nestle and Cargill on Thursday and threw out a lawsuit that claimed they knowingly bought cocoa beans from farms in Africa that used child slave labor. The justices ruled 8-1 that an appeals court improperly...

Private school lays off teachers as owners face charges

Jun. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A private school in the Mississippi Delta has laid off all of its teachers and is searching for a buyer as its current owners are facing federal fraud charges. Administrators of North New Summit School sent an email to parents Wednesday to tell...

Albuquerque sues over lighting on problem-plagued bus route

Jun. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city has sued companies involved in the design and construction of a rapid transit system over light fixtures that have fallen or weren't secured. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system has been plagued with problems that...