U.S. jury finds Macau billionaire guilty in U.N. bribery case

U.S. jury finds Macau billionaire guilty in U.N. bribery caseA U.S. jury on Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty on charges he bribed two United Nations ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center. Ng, 69, was convicted on all six counts he faced, including bribery, money laundering and corruption, in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. "In his unbridled pursuit of even greater personal fortune, billionaire Ng Lap Seng corrupted the highest levels of the United Nations," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said after the verdict.



Honda says Florida crash death may be linked to Takata air bag inflator

Honda says Florida crash death may be linked to Takata air bag inflatorThe Japanese automaker said the driver of a 2002 Honda Accord was killed in Holiday, Florida, after the inflator ruptured. Last week, authorities in Australia said the death of a Sydney man earlier this month was likely the result of a faulty Takata airbag inflator. At least 18 deaths and 180 injuries worldwide have been tied to the defect that led Takata Corp to file for bankruptcy protection last month.



U.S. likely to approve Fiat Chrysler's 2017 diesels: sources

U.S. likely to approve Fiat Chrysler's 2017 diesels: sourcesU.S. and California regulators are expected to approve Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ request to sell 2017 diesel vehicles, two sources said on Thursday – a move that may help the Italian-American automaker win approval for a software fix for older diesel models. In May, the Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler, accusing it of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks sold since 2014. The timing of the announcement was in flux as Fiat Chrysler and the California Air Resources Board were still hammering out some final issues, according to the two people briefed on the matter, who could not be identified because the matter was not yet public.



Dutch manufacturer suspends ride that killed one at Ohio fair

Dutch manufacturer suspends ride that killed one at Ohio fairThe notice from KMG International BV came as several states said they had temporarily shut or were further inspecting rides similar to the "Fireball," which police in Columbus, Ohio, said flung the victims into the air on Wednesday after their seats snapped off. "We are currently gathering information on the accident and investigating the cause and circumstances," KMG product manager Albert Kroon said in a statement. Following the death of Tyler Jarrell, 18, in Ohio, at least eight other states, and a Canadian city said they were suspending or reinspecting similar rides.



Texas to execute convicted murderer on Thursday, lawyers appeal

Texas to execute convicted murderer on Thursday, lawyers appealTexas prepared to execute on Thursday a man convicted of murdering a woman in her San Antonio home in 2004 as his lawyers made a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare his life. TaiChin Preyor, 46, is to be executed by lethal injection at the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). If the execution goes ahead, it would be the 543rd in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.





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