After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling...

Utah real estate investor found guilty in fraud scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A prominent Utah real estate investor has been found guilty of 15 charges related to one of the biggest fraud schemes in state history. Federal prosecutors say ...

UK coroner is urged to study all options in Russian's death

LONDON (AP) — The insurance company for a Russian businessman who died near his home in London six years ago is urging a coroner to rule whether or not he was murdered using poison. ...

Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in what investigators called a "virtual kidnapping" extortion scam with ties to Mexico. ...

Romania ruling party meets; members urge party chief to go

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party is meeting amid growing calls for the party's chairman, recently convicted of abuse of power, to resign. It's not c...

French police arrest Taiwanese woman convicted of fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Police in France on Wednesday arrested a Taiwanese woman who had been on the run for half a year after being sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case involving imitatio...

The Latest: Ex-aide to Cuomo sentenced to 6 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 4:08 p.m. A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew...

Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. ...

Croatian TV says Liverpool's Lovren charged with perjury

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian state TV says Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been charged with perjury for allegedly giving false testimony about financial deals with a former Dinamo Zagreb direc...

FIFA life bans for 3 who pleaded guilty in US case

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's ethics committee has imposed life bans on three officials for bribery and corruption after they pleaded guilty in the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation of international s...

Taiwan President urges global cooperation to fight transnational telecom fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday Taiwan will continue to work with other nations to combat cross-border telecom fraud, at a time when recent cases inv...

Business Highlights

___ Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports BEIJING (AP) — China announces retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, incl...

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's best-selling drugs. ...

Arkansas governor's nephew pleads not guilty to charges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the state's governor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, gro...

SeaWorld, former execs must pay $5 million to settle claim

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and two former executives have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle fraud claims that they misled investors over the negative impact the 2013 documentary "Blackfi...