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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...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

US authorities arrest Brazilian ex-CEO in bribery case

Nov. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA was arrested on U.S. corruption charges involving a slush fund used to bribe officials in Brazil, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Jose Carlos Grubisich, who was taken into custody at Kennedy Airport, pleaded not guilty in...

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

Nov. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to The New York Times. Giuliani hammered his point relentlessly on cable news and he discussed...

WV sues opioid companies Endo, Mallinckrodt

Nov. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is suing two more opioid makers claiming the companies mispresented the risks of their drugs. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the suits against Endo Health Solutions and Mallinckrodt on Wednesday. The cases were filed in Boone County court and seek...

Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Yet, even as its U.S. drugmaker collapses...

Group: Shuttered mill is leaking black liquor into Potomac

Nov. 20, 2019 2:21 AM EST

LUKE, Md. (AP) — An environmental nonprofit says a shuttered paper mill is leaking a toxic sludge into the Potomac River. The Baltimore Sun reports the Potomac Riverkeeper Network says the 131-year-old Luke facility has been fouling the river with black liquor, a paper-making byproduct Maryland considers a...

Heli company must pay $14.6M after 2 workers fall to death

Nov. 19, 2019 8:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has decided that an Oregon helicopter company must pay $14.6 million to the families of two California men who plummeted to their deaths when a nylon rope suspending them from a helicopter in Louisiana broke. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports jurors found Winco Powerline...

Court: Company must pay for toxic waste on Idaho tribal land

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land in Idaho must pay the tribes nearly $20 million plus $1.5 million annually. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court ruling...