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  • FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted to riveting new details of its role in the conspiracy Thursday as part of a settlement agreement with federal prosecutors, including how it used secret dark money groups to fund the effort and paid a soon-to-be top utility regulator to write the legislation it got in exchange.
  • Haiti installs new leader as country mourns slain president

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's government installed a new prime minister on Tuesday, while officials mourned assassinated President Jovenel Moïse and arrested at least three police officers implicated in his killing.
  • Challenges at southern border may be drag on efforts to reopen Canada-U.S. frontier

    WASHINGTON - Canadians wondering why the United States doesn't appear to be rushing to ease travel restrictions at their shared border should cast a gaze further south, where the frontier with Mexico fosters far thornier political questions for the White House than its northern counterpart.
  • Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say

    WASHINGTON - The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China on Monday for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and asserted that criminal hackers associated with the Chinese government have carried out ransomware and other illicit cyber operations.
  • Feds launch tourism fund to help tourism businesses avoid spiral of debt, Joly says

    OTTAWA - The federal government is offering easy financing for the country's beleaguered tourism operators, which the minister in charge says should help companies mired in debt.
  • Key party in Malaysia ruling alliance pulls support for PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The largest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance said Thursday that it will withdraw support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin immediately and urged him to make way for a new leader.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda sees art and philanthropy with same lens

    NEW YORK (AP) — For “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the inspirations for art and philanthropy are inextricably linked.
  • Trump ally in Pennsylvania raises 2020 election audit plan

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Following in the footsteps of Arizona's Senate Republicans, Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Senate is considering an investigation into how last year's presidential election was conducted, a quest fueled by former President Donald Trump's baseless claims that fraud was behind his loss in the battleground state.
  • Trump Organization, CFO indicted on tax fraud charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company and its longtime finance chief were charged Thursday in what prosecutors called a “sweeping and audacious” tax fraud scheme in which the executive collected more than $1.7 million in off-the-books compensation, including apartment rent, car payments and school tuition.
  • Swedish PM loses confidence vote, sparking uncertainty

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, lost a confidence vote in parliament on Monday, making him the first Swedish leader ever to lose such a motion.

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