ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia's leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he opened a trip that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government.
By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could pay billions of dollars to buy back defective trucks as part of a settlement with U.S. safety regulators, but has the option to recover costs by reselling vehicles once they are repaired. FCA said on Monday that about 193,000 Ram trucks previously recalled for suspension and steering problems had not been repaired and were therefore eligible for the buyback deal negotiated with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A company representative noted on Monday that the NHTSA agreement gives FCA the option of repairing and reselling any vehicles it repurchases from owners.
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty on Monday to 14 criminal counts arising from a corruption scandal that has embroiled him and his predecessor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation, his lawyer said. Shurtleff also faces up to three decades behind bars if found guilty. Swallow's attorney, Steve McCaughey, entered his client's not guilty pleas to 3rd District Court Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's top policy-making board planned a vote Monday on ending its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion if that accorded with their faith.