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Mt Gox CEO goes on trial in Japan as bitcoin gains traction

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court has begun hearings into charges that the head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox accessed its computer system and inflated his account by $1 million. French-born Mark Karpeles was whisked into the Tokyo...

Lawmakers announce plan to extend California cap and trade

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have struck a deal to extend California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030, but it still needs backing from two-thirds of lawmakers. The deal updates how pollution offsets and allowances are used,...

Prosecutor’s Office Ends Probe In 8-year-old Boy’s Suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor’s investigation into the suicide of an 8-year-old Ohio boy whose mother says he was bullied at school has been closed, with no action expected. The Hamilton County prosecutor’s office said Monday it accepts the coroner’s conclusion...

3 injured, 2 critically, in crash on Hancock-Putnam line

BENTON RIDGE — Three people were injured, two critically, when a car and a pickup truck collided Monday afternoon at a rural intersection on the western edge of Hancock County, the Findlay post of the State Highway Patrol reported. Audra Oglesbee, 48, of McComb, the driver of the...

Policeman Who Appeared To Kick Man In Head On Video Is Fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head has been fired. The city’s public safety director announced the decision Monday in the case of officer Zachary Rosen. The ruling by Ned...

Trump taps Randal Quarles for Federal Reserve board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Randal Quarles, who served in top Treasury Department positions under two Republican presidents, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to take a key position on the Federal Reserve board in charge of overseeing the banking system. The selection,...
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Family: Alcohol withdrawal lead to actor Nelsan Ellis' death

AP Photo/Matt Sayles LOS ANGELES (AP) — “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis’ death was caused by heart failure due to alcohol-withdrawal complications, according to a statement released on behalf of his family. The actor tried to wean himself after years of...

Columbus Fires Police Officer Seen In Head-kick Video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus has fired a police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head. The city’s Public Safety director announced the decision Monday in the case of officer Zachary Rosen. A video taken...

Search Turns Up No Additional Asian Carp In Chicago Waterway

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say no additional Asian carp have turned up in the Chicago waterway where the recent discovery of an adult male carp triggered an intensive search. Federal and state agencies hired commercial crews to comb the area after a fisherman landed...
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Despite promise, no decision yet from Trump on steel tariffs

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged during the campaign to help U.S. factory workers by slapping tariffs on foreign steel. But his long-awaited decision on the issue is running behind schedule and administration officials are leaving...