Chinese company in vaccine scandal declared bankrupt

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese maker of rabies vaccine that was fined 9.1 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) in a product quality scandal that set off a crackdown on the industry says it has been declared bankrupt...

Graft ruling for Malaysian ex-leader a test for government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An important court ruling Monday in the first corruption trial of former Malaysian leader Najib Razak will be a test of the legal system and of the credibility of the pri...

US gov't rep unhappy with WADA lobbying effort

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A key American delegate at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings lashed out at the agency's director for using government money in hopes of reshaping U.S. legislation designed ...

27 Taiwanese receive deferred prosecution in cigarette smuggling scandal

The Taipei District Prosecutors Office handed down one-year deferred prosecutions Thursday for 27 individuals involved in a high-profile attempted cigarette smuggling case that took place in July. ...

UK ex-Labour lawmaker tells voters Corbyn unfit to lead

LONDON (AP) — A former Labour Party lawmaker in Britain has urged the public to vote for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the upcoming general election, saying that Jeremy Corbyn is "unfit...

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___ California discloses probe on Facebook privacy practices California's attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook's privacy practices since 2018. H...

New Zealand's Sandford to replace Beckie Scott at WADA

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Three-time Olympian Ben Sandford has won the election to replace Beckie Scott as chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency's athlete committee. The 40-year-old fo...

Trump to rally in Louisiana in bid to unseat Democratic gov

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year, bidding to drive out Louisiana's De...

California discloses probe on Facebook privacy practices

California attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook's privacy practices since 2018. He's asking a court to force Facebook to answer its subpoenas. He says Facebook ha...

IOC, WADA hire DC lobbyists to discuss anti-doping bill

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt abo...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 5 The Los Angeles Times on the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: ...

Former UAW executive charged in widening corruption probe

DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president is the latest to be charged in a corruption scandal at the United Auto Workers union. Joe Ashton is accused of getting thousands of dollars in...

Russia, US go toe-to-toe at anti-doping meeting

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The fight was about doping. The United States delivered haymakers. Russia came back with jabs. The proverbial blows were delivered Wednesday...

Taiwan tycoon to serve 5 years and 9 months in prison for food safety scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wei Ying-chun (魏應充), one of four brothers who own Ting Hsin International Group, will serve five years and nine months in prison for his part in food safety scandals invol...

Hungarian mayor in orgy video resigns despite re-election

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A prominent Hungarian mayor caught on video taking part in an orgy says he is resigning despite being re-elected last month. Zsolt Borkai, a former Olympic c...