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Life sentence for crash that killed linemen after hurricane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:45pm

A man who prosecutors say was high on drugs when his pickup truck fatally struck three utility workers in the Florida Panhandle as they were repairing power lines after Hurricane Michael was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

US attorney announces $145M settlement in opioid case

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:16pm

A San Francisco-based health information technology company will pay $145 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it helped set up an electronic health records system that encouraged physicians to prescribe opioids to patients who might not need them, federal prosecutors in Vermont said Monday.

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:24pm

Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, one of his lead accusers said.

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:47pm

A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30. Four weeks later, news of John Bolton’s book manuscript about his time as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has exploded into public view, sending a jolt through the president’s impeachment trial.

Ex-Illinois lawmaker charged with red-light camera bribery

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:47pm

Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting costly red-light camera programs across the state.

The Latest: Stocks plunge again on China virus concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:26am

The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local):

Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

Josh Boak and Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:16am

President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there.

Ally of Venezuela's Maduro hires DC lobbyist to build ties

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:15am

An ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has hired a Washington lobbyist whose business has boomed under the Trump administration as part of a $12.5 million effort to ease sanctions and reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the socialist leader stalls.

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:06am

Stocks are tumbling following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that threatens to crimp global economic growth.

Ex-broker charged with fraud blames sloppy paperwork

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:55am

A former Pennsylvania financial planner who was ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to customers he allegedly tricked into high-risk investments took the stand at his criminal fraud trial Monday and blamed some of his woes on sloppy paperwork.

UK faces choice on Huawei with global implications

Kelvin Chan and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:29am

Britain faces a crucial choice on Tuesday over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks.

Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:27am

North Macedonia’s government on Monday said it was imposing urgent measures in the country’s capital, Skopje, and the western city of Tetovo in order to protect people from severely high levels of air pollution.

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:04am

Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.

Delta Air Lines worker fatally shot in employee parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:50am

A Delta Air Lines employee was shot in a company parking lot and later died on the way to a hospital, police said Monday.

Fed seems content with low rates but confronts challenges

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:28am

For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no inclination to change them anytime soon.

Grains lower, livestock lower.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:58am

Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:41am

For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s biggest casinos.

Piano Introduces Piano Frictionless, Unlocking a New 'Minipayment' Revenue Stream for Digital Media

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:24am

say $3.99 for 30 days — provides an instant and commitment-free way for the viewer to support a publisher. An impulse minipayment on the web does not force the creation of a new digital wallet or the ‘taxi metering’ aspects of micropayments. And just like a purchase at a physical newsstand, it is an ideal step in the customer journey towards a full subscription.”

US new-home sales slipped 0.4% in December

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:03am

U.S. sales of newly built homes fell 0.4% in December, cooling slightly after low mortgage rates fueled gains for much of 2019.