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  • Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp.'s CEO Shigehisa Takada listens to a reporter's question during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, June 26, 2017. Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of defective air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Events leading to air bag maker Takata’s bankruptcy filing

    Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. on Monday. The company said the move was necessary to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people. Key events leading to the bankruptcy filing: ___ Late […]
  • Australian Consul General Graeme Meehan, left,  arrives at the Baoshan District People's Court in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017.  Australian and Chinese casino employees stood trial Monday on charges relating to gambling, which is illegal in mainland China, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on the criminal trial of Australian and Chinese casino workers in a Chinese court (all times local): 1:30 p.m. An Australian official says Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company have pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling in a Chinese court and that the three Australians have been […]
  • FILE - In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli arrives at Brooklyn federal court with members of his legal team, in New York, for a pretrial conference in his securities fraud trial. Shkreli's trial begins Monday, June 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    ‘Pharma Bro’ defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Pharma Bro” just won’t keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys’ advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, has been preening […]
  • FILE- In this March 16, 2017, file photo, Barry Cadden, center, arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston, before scheduled closing arguments in his trial. Cadden is set to be sentenced on Monday, June 26, in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more. Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law, but convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON (AP) — The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more. Barry Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law, but convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Monday […]
  • Feds to give update on California’s big water tunnels

    The federal regulators evaluating Gov. Jerry Brown’s decades-old ambitions to re-engineer the water supplies from California’s largest river are promising a status update Monday, as Brown’s $16 billion proposal to shunt part of the Sacramento through two mammoth tunnels awaits a crucial yes or no from national agencies. Rulings had been expected this month from […]
  • Asian markets higher after Wall Street rebound

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end the week higher on stronger oil and natural gas prices. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5 percent to 3,174.73 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.5 percent to 25,809.12. Toyko’s Nikkei 225 added 0.1 percent to 20,157.42 and […]
  • Unidentified Crown Resorts employees wearing face masks are escorted by securities as they leave the Baoshan District People's Court after attending her trial in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017. Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    China sentences 16 from Australia’s Crown Resorts to prison

    SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said. Nineteen defendants, including three Australians from the sales and marketing team of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd., […]
  • FILE - In this Oct 7, 2013 file photo, attorney Eric Conn gestures as he invokes his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case, has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

    Fugitive lawyer says he’s fled the US using fake passport

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself. The flamboyant disability lawyer Eric Conn, in an email exchange with The Lexington […]
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    Trump lashes out at Warren, calls her an ‘overrated voice’

    President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her criticism of his health care bill, calling her a "hopeless case" and "highly overrated voice."
  • 3 Amtrak trains running after power system, tree fire

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak officials say a tree came in contact with a power system, sparking a fire near Groton, Connecticut, delaying three trains scheduled to pass through. An Acela Express train bound from Boston and headed to New York City and Washington D.C. stopped near Westerly, Rhode Island, around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Amtrak […]
  • People look up at Burnam Tower, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London, Sunday June 25, 2017. The apartments were evacuated after fire inspectors concluded that the buildings were unsafe because of problematic fire doors, gas pipe insulation, and external cladding similar to that blamed for the rapid spread of a fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    The Latest: Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the response to deadly tower-block fire in London that killed at least 79 people (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Britain’s government says the list of high-rise apartment towers fitted with external cladding that failed fire safety tests has grown to 60. The buildings are spread across 25 areas around […]
  • Average US gas price drops 7 cents, as crude cost falls

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop reflects lower costs for crude oil. She says the national average is 4 cents a gallon below the […]
  • Members of the Caribbean pride pause during the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    The Latest: Parade revelers feel need to stand up for rights

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on pride marches (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Thousands of revelers wrapped in rainbow flags and wearing rainbow tutus and boas are marching in San Francisco to celebrate diversity but also to protest prejudice and exclusion. Some partygoers celebrating gay pride held signs Sunday that read “No Ban, No […]
  • This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight." (Paramount Pictures/Bay Films via AP)

    ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ debuts to a franchise low

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hulking machines of “Transformers” are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they’re still big in China. Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and a five-day […]
  • In this Thursday, June 22, 2017 photo, Noah Zeigler works at installing new aluminum wiring at a streetlight in Tulsa, Okla. The city has lost 33 miles of streetlight wiring to thieves stealing copper wire. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    A risky fix to repair a city’s gutted streetlight grid

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of dollars in damage. Now Tulsa is scrambling to make patchwork repairs to […]