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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2009, file photo, co-chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Alexander sits onstage at The Second City in Chicago. Alexander said Friday, June 5, 2020, that he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. Alexander vowed that he will be replaced as the company’s executive producer by a person of color. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

Jun. 6, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Alexander, the CEO and co-owner of famed The Second City improv theater, said he is stepping down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution. In a lengthy letter posted on the company’s website, Alexander said he “failed to...

A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

This image released by Simon & Schuster shows Jonathan Karp, the newly named CEO of Simon & Schuster. Karp replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died on May 12, (Michael Benabib/Simon & Schuster via AP)

Simon & Schuster names Jonathan Karp as new CEO

May. 28, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Karp, who has worked with authors ranging from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Susan Orlean, has been named the new CEO of Simon & Schuster. He replaces Carolyn Reidy, who died two weeks ago. Karp, who joined the company in 2010, most recently served as president and publisher of Simon...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, wearing a protective face mask, listens to explanations by an employee as CEO of France-based multinational automotive supplier Valeo Jacques Aschenbroicha looks on, in Etaples, , northern France, Tuesday May 26, 2020. Emmanuel Macron announced a 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to save the country's car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles. The plan includes government subsidies for car buyers and longer-term investment in innovative technology, especially in battery-powered cars. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry

May. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s government is injecting more than 8 billion euros ($8.8 billion) to save the country’s car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, and wants to use the crisis to make France the No. 1 producer of electric vehicles in Europe. Starting next week, consumers...

Vice President Mike Pence eats lunch with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty Kemp at the Star Cafe, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Atlanta. Pence said Georgia was

Pence visits Georgia cafe that reopened despite virus

May. 22, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Georgia’s decision to quickly reopen businesses during the coronavirus outbreak during a visit to the state that included lunch with the governor at an Atlanta café that had resumed dine-in service. “We just went out to...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the food supply chain amid the coronavirus pandemic, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

My 'decision to make': Trump defends criticized use of drug

May. 19, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide misuse by Americans of the unproven treatment with potentially fatal side effects. Trump's revelation a day...

President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao speaks during an event celebrating American truckers, at the White House, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats protest removal of Transportation watchdog

May. 19, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump's decision to remove the Transportation Department's acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trump to fire or replace government watchdogs. The Democratic chairs of three House panels on Tuesday demanded...

In this July 13, 2015 file photo, Disney chief strategy officer Kevin Mayer visits the company's

Video app TikTok names top Disney streaming exec as new CEO

May. 18, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

TikTok, the popular short-video app that has also drawn national-security and privacy concerns, has a new high-profile CEO from Disney, Kevin Mayer. Mayer will also be chief operating officer of TikTok's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and report to its founder and CEO, Yiming Zhang, the company announced...

FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is stepping down from the board of SoftBank Group Corp., as the Japanese technology company struggles over its risky investments such as office-sharing venture WeWork. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Alibaba's Jack Ma quits board of Japan's struggling SoftBank

May. 18, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is stepping down from the board of SoftBank Group Corp., as the Japanese technology company struggles over its risky investments such as office-sharing venture WeWork. Tokyo-based SoftBank announced Ma's resignation Monday, ahead of releasing financial results. It...

Prominent surgeon Gawande steps down as health venture CEO

May. 13, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

A health care venture created by three corporate giants to attack some of the system’s biggest flaws has lost its high-profile CEO. Harvard professor and author Dr. Atul Gawande is stepping down as chief executive of Haven, which was created in 2018 to improve care for employees of Amazon, Berkshire...