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Elected Arizona official accused of selling babies suspended

Oct. 28, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in Arizona was suspended Monday after he was charged with running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth and then paid them to give up their children for adoption. Leaders in Arizona's most populous county...

Japan's SoftBank shaken by WeWork, but committing billions

Oct. 25, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank has committed billions of dollars to bailing out office-space sharing startup WeWork in a daring vote of confidence from its intrepid founder Masayoshi Son. WeWork's woes are substantial enough that some analysts say they could derail the investment ambitions...

Suspension sought for politician in human trafficking case

Oct. 23, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The governing board in Arizona's most populous county took the first step Wednesday toward suspending an elected official accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands who were brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions. The Maricopa...

Suspension sought for politician in human trafficking case

Oct. 23, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The governing board in Arizona's most populous county took the first step Wednesday toward suspending an elected official accused of running a human smuggling scheme involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands who were brought to the U.S. to give birth for adoptions. The Maricopa...

Jamaican citizens sue exclusive Yellowstone Club over wages

Oct. 23, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work. They sued the club and a...

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this...

Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct. 10, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill...

Man accused of defrauding clients via fake celebrity charity

Oct. 9, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There may be some bad blood between a former New Hampshire financial adviser and clients he's accused of defrauding via a fake charity he claimed involved singer Taylor Swift. The state bureau of securities regulation recently obtained a temporary court order freezing the assets of...

Crusading tech mogul aims to prove CEOs can be activists too

Oct. 4, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Salesforce founder Marc Benioff oversees a $130 billion software empire from a 62-story skyscraper that towers above everything else in San Francisco. But he sits uneasily in his lofty perch because of a worsening economic divide on the streets down below, where the lavish pay doled...