- VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress Updated: Oct-06-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.
- Keystone XL developer seeks different approval for route Updated: Oct-06-15 5:13 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska.
- Kansas GOP leader demands Davis exit from voter rules suit Updated: Oct-06-15 3:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Republican Party's chairman demanded Tuesday that Democrats' last nominee for governor withdraw as an attorney from a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration restrictions championed by GOP Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
- Lawsuit claims probation company extorts money from indigent Updated: Oct-06-15 3:17 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A federal judge has issued a restraining order preventing two Rutherford County men from being arrested because they cannot pay court fines.
- European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid Updated: Oct-06-15 2:29 pm
LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.
- Restaurant company accused of keeping more than $40K in tips Updated: Oct-06-15 2:01 pm
SADDLE BROOK, New Jersey - Federal officials have sued a company that they claim pocketed more than $40,000 in tips from employees at several restaurants it operates in New Jersey and New York.
- Fox: Criminal investigation had no effect on resignation Updated: Oct-06-15 12:19 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - New Jersey's outgoing transportation chief said Tuesday that an investigation into whether United Airlines engaged in criminal activities while he lobbied on the company's behalf didn't affect his decision to resign.
- Missouri company faces federal lawsuit over slur allegations Updated: Oct-06-15 12:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri hotel management company over allegations that some of the company's black employees were subjected to racial slurs.
- Appeals court hears arguments against LG Electronics tower Updated: Oct-06-15 6:47 am
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey - Plaintiffs who say they were excluded from settlement talks on an electronics company's plans for a corporate tower in northern New Jersey are arguing against the project in a state appeals court.
- Neighbors turn up the heat on Indonesia over forest fires Updated: Oct-06-15 5:13 am
SINGAPORE - For weeks now, the quality of life in parts of Southeast Asia has been left to sheer chance - the direction of the wind. Every day, it alone determines which city will be shrouded by peaty white smoke blowing from burning forests in Indonesia.
- Lawsuit claims Kathleen Kane retaliated against top lawyer Updated: Oct-05-15 6:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A former top lawyer in Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office sued her on Monday, saying she fired him in retaliation for grand jury testimony that helped Montgomery County prosecutors bring perjury charges against her.
- Comanche Nation committee suspends tribe administrator Updated: Oct-05-15 5:27 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - The Comanche Nation Business Committee has suspended the tribe's administrator over accusations of negligence in his duties.
- Court says fired UBS worker had right to free speech Updated: Oct-05-15 3:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.
- VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe Updated: Oct-05-15 3:22 pm
BERLIN - Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers.
- Polson company drops disabled Marine from lawsuit Updated: Oct-05-15 2:49 pm
POLSON, Montana - A judge has dismissed a disabled Marine as a defendant in a lawsuit involving the former soldier's Polson home.
- Jury awards $28M in patent suit against Hyundai, Kia Updated: Oct-05-15 12:43 pm
BALTIMORE - A Baltimore-based hybrid engine technology company has won $28.9 million in damages in a patent infringement suit against Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp.
- Kansas family plans to appeal judge's ruling in girl's death Updated: Oct-03-15 3:51 pm
SALINA, Kansas - A Salina family whose 12-year-old daughter died several months after being shocked while playing in a rainstorm plans to appeal a district judge's ruling dismissing their lawsuit against the city.
- Judge to decide soon in chemical spill company bankruptcy Updated: Oct-03-15 3:08 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A federal bankruptcy judge says he'll make a final decision soon in a bankruptcy case involving a company involved in a 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia.
- Santa Fe cigarette maker subject of class-action lawsuit Updated: Oct-03-15 1:08 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Santa Fe company behind American Spirit cigarettes is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit.
- Nursing home company fires 2nd executive, 3rd resigns Updated: Oct-02-15 4:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A company that operates dozens of nursing homes across Indiana that fired its top executive last month after federal agents searched his home and company headquarters has fired another top officer and a third has resigned.
- Man pleads guilty to corporate espionage; awaits sentencing Updated: Oct-02-15 4:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A Chinese-American researcher has pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from his U.S. employers, but his attorneys are hoping to limit the time he serves in prison.
- Man pleads guilty to corporate espionage, awaits sentencing Updated: Oct-02-15 3:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - A researcher has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole trade secrets from his government and civilian employers, but his attorneys are hoping to limit the time he serves in prison.
- Lawsuit: Pork roll company fired employee for passing gas Updated: Oct-02-15 2:36 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - One of New Jersey's top pork roll makers is being sued by the wife of an employee who she says was fired for passing too much gas in the office.
- Court upholds $236M verdict in Exxon Mobil pollution case Updated: Oct-02-15 11:59 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's highest court upheld a record $236 million judgment Friday against Exxon Mobil for its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.
- Bozeman hospital files lawsuit against CEO search firm Updated: Oct-02-15 5:07 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - The Bozeman Health Board of Trustees has filed a lawsuit against the search firm they used to find the hospital's former president and CEO, saying the search company failed to find felony theft convictions on his record.