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FILE – In this Sep 30 2014 file photo, a portrait of Niels B. Christiansen. Danish toy company Lego has appointed Christiansen, who headed thermostat-maker Danfoss for nine years, as its chief executive. (Sofia Busk/AP via ritzau, File)
August 10, 2017 - 7:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy company Lego has appointed Niels B. Christiansen, who headed thermostat-maker Danfoss for nine years, as its chief executive. Christiansen replaces Bali Padda, who took over as interim CEO in January. Padda will hold a "special advisory" role within the group...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017 photo, Korean waitresses play music at the Pyongyang Okryu-Gwan North Korean Restaurant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Stalwart U.S. ally Kuwait tells The Associated Press it will keep issuing visas to North Korean laborers whose wages help Pyongyang evade international sanctions. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
August 10, 2017 - 6:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stalwart U.S. ally Kuwait says it will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages allegedly aid Pyongyang in evading international sanctions. That's according to a government statement sent to The Associated Press on Thursday before its ruler...
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August 10, 2017 - 4:15 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy company Lego has appointed Niels B. Christiansen, who headed thermostat-maker Danfoss for nine years, as its chief executive. Christiansen replaces Bali Padda, who took over as interim CEO in January. Padda will hold a "special advisory" role within the group...
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Jonathon Hunyor, CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, speaks in front of the law courts in Sydney, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, after lodging an application in the High Court for an injunction to prevent a vote on gay marriage through a non-binding ballot by mail. The so-called postal plebiscite has never been tried in Australia and faces court challenges by gay-rights advocates who want Parliament to legislate marriage equality now without an opinion poll. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 10, 2017 - 3:54 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable. The mail ballot is not binding, but the conservative...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee ranking member Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A British company hired to help train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for more than $50 million in questionable expenses that included luxury cars and exorbitant salaries paid to the “significant others” of the company’s top executives, according to a Pentagon audit. McCaskill summarized the audit’s major findings in a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that she was releasing on Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 09, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A British company hired to train Afghan intelligence officers billed the U.S. government for high-end cars, including Porsches and an Aston Martin, and paid the "significant others" of the firm's top executives six-figure salaries even though there's no proof they did any work,...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to reporters during a news conference at ThinkAnew Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 in Tampa. ThinkAnew, which recently opened offices in Tampa, specializes in offering information technology services mainly for small to midsize healthcare companies. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
August 09, 2017 - 12:11 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Florida in 2016, Gov. Rick Scott publicly offered his sympathy to the victims' families and the LGBT community. "These are individuals. Let's love every one of them," he said then. Behind the scenes, gay rights advocates say his...
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August 09, 2017 - 12:10 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Allstate Insurance Co. announced on Wednesday plans to more than double its North Carolina workforce by expanding in the Charlotte area, investing more than $22 million and creating 2,250 new jobs by 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper and leaders of the nation's largest publicly-traded...
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August 08, 2017 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash recurring problems with sexism and other bad behavior among Marines, according to Marine Corps officials. If...
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FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google’s new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don’t get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination and companies like Google, Facebook and Uber say they are trying to change. Google is also in the midst of a Department of Labor investigation into whether it pays women less than men. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a male engineer suggested that women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. His widely shared memo, titled "...
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August 07, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from a male employee who suggested women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination. Google is also...
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