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Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

Dec. 10, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the...

UK anti-fraud agency investigating commodities firm Glencore

Dec. 5, 2019 10:43 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Commodities company Glencore says it’s facing an investigation by the British government’s fraud investigator amid suspicions of bribery. The company and Britain’s Serious Fraud Office confirmed the investigation in two-line statements. The fraud office said Thursday it...

Indonesia to fire airline CEO over smuggling accusation

Dec. 5, 2019 9:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's state-owned enterprises minister said Thursday he will fire and seek the prosecution of the head of the national airline after he was implicated in the smuggling of a Harley Davidson motorcycle into the country on a new jet. The minister, Erick Thohir, said at a news...

Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani

Dec. 4, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two of Giuliani’s business associates. Andriy Kobolyev met...

Chicago police blame Facebook for illegal gun, drug sales

Dec. 3, 2019 6:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Private Facebook groups have “emboldened” sellers of illegal drugs and guns to connect with potential buyers over the social media site, Chicago police said Tuesday, as leaders announced that a two-year undercover investigation led to more than 50 arrests. Police leaders,...

German authorities search Volkswagen offices in diesel probe

Dec. 3, 2019 1:19 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have searched Volkswagen offices as part of their investigation into the automaker’s manipulation of diesel emission tests to defeat environmental regulations. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office confirmed it led the...

Drugmakers, distributors facing federal opioid probe

Nov. 27, 2019 12:46 PM EST

At least a half-dozen companies that make or distribute prescription opioid painkillers are facing a federal criminal investigation over whether they violated federal law as they shipped more drugs amid the growing nationwide addiction and overdose crisis. The Wall Street Journal first reported the investigation...

Governor questioned over Indiana’s probe of Amazon death

Nov. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is facing calls from Democrats to explain his role in Amazon being cleared of responsibility for a warehouse worker’s death despite initial findings of four major safety violations. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb denies any involvement in the state...

International team to investigate Bolivia’s violence

Nov. 25, 2019 1:28 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — International experts are in Bolivia to investigate the deadly violence that followed a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the resignation of former President Evo Morales. Members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Monday arrived in the central city of Sacaba, where nine...

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’

Nov. 20, 2019 11:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment narrative Wednesday as he repeatedly talked of a “quid pro quo” involving Ukraine. He said “everyone was in the loop” about President...