Trial under way in $100 million lawsuit against Venezuela

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal trial over a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela includes allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy, and references to diamonds, German junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

State watchdog urges expanded work rules for EPA employees

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The state watchdog says the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency should consider expanding its rules against agency employees doing private work on state time after an investigation found an employee conducted real estate work from his office.

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