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Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

By HILLEL ITALIE | February 22, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.Houghton...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again...

Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it

By GEOFF MULVIHILL | February 22, 2020

State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some lawyers for state and local governments are renewing public criticism of the proposed deal with a group of companies led by the nation's largest...

Bloomberg News wrestles with coverage of candidate Bloomberg

By DAVID BAUDER | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Bloomberg News tried to thread the needle with a plan for covering a presidential campaign with company founder Mike Bloomberg as a candidate, its journalists are learning how hard that can be.Bloomberg's rise in the...

Microsoft announces $1.1 billion investment in Mexico

February 20, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Microsoft announced a five-year, $1.1 billion investment plan in Mexico on Thursday to develop training programs and increase the availability of cloud computing services.Company executives said the money will be used to establish...

Feds probing how personal Medicare info gets to marketers

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is launching a nationwide probe into how marketers may be getting seniors’ personal Medicare information aided by apparent misuse of a government system, officials said Friday.The audit will be formally announced...

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

By NICOLE WINFIELD | February 12, 2020

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative...

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

By DANICA KIRKA | February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep...

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

By KELVIN CHAN and MAE ANDERSON | February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27.“Global...

Charity founded by disgraced cyclist announces relaunch plan

By JIM VERTUNO | February 11, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cancer charity whose yellow wristbands became a global brand under founder Lance Armstrong is seeking to reinvent itself, years after donations and revenues crashed along with the disgraced cyclist's career.Armstrong was nowhere...

Elbow bumps and bows: Singapore air show opens despite virus

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 11, 2020

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's air show took off Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting and displays of aerial prowess, as many industry insiders shrugged off concerns over the virus outbreak that has decimated the regional travel industry.Some visitors...

UK man linked to virus spread thanks doctors for recovery

By DANICA KIRKA | February 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — A businessman from England who contracted the new virus from China and may have spread it through his wide travels thanked Britain's National Health Service after he recovered.Steve Walsh issued a statement Tuesday after being the focus...

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