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PG&E charged in California wildfire last year that killed 4

Sep. 24, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes after its equipment sparked a Northern California wildfire that killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes last year, prosecutors said. It is the...

Delaware sues Monsanto alleging damage to natural resources

Sep. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against chemical company Monsanto and spinoffs Solutia and Pharmacia, alleging long-lasting damage to the state's natural resources. The lawsuit filed Delaware Superior Court on Wednesday alleges...

Lawsuits filed over explosion that killed 3 Chicago men

Sep. 23, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

NORTH UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Three Chicago men killed in a explosion while fishing and making a fire unwittingly picked up an explosive rod that was left behind during a demolition project near Starved Rock State Park, according to lawsuits. The families of the three men...

Mississippi AG seeks to end family lawsuit after dad's death

Sep. 23, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed papers Wednesday seeking to dismiss a lawsuit in a family feud over the care and finances of her 88-year-old father because he has died. “William O. Fitch departed this life on September 22, 2021,”...

Ex-OppenheimerFunds worker charged in $8M inside trade case

Sep. 23, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former OppenheimerFunds analyst was freed Thursday on $1.5 million bail after he was arrested on insider trading charges alleging he used secrets at the firm to collect over $8 million in illegal profits. Sergei Polevikov, 48, of Port Washington, New...

4 companies seek to revive stalled Terre Haute casino plans

Sep. 23, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Two companies that already operate casinos in Indiana are among four seeking to take over the stalled effort to open a new casino in Terre Haute. Those applications were submitted by Wednesday’s deadline to the Indiana Gaming Commission for...

Widow sues pilot's estate over helicopter crash in Georgia

Sep. 23, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The widow of a passenger killed in a helicopter crash in Georgia is suing the pilot's estate and two helicopter companies, saying the aircraft should never have been flying in poor weather. All three people on board were killed when the helicopter went...

Epic CEO: Apple won't let Fortnite back until case ends

Sep. 22, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc., said Wednesday it’s been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem” until the companies’ legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years. ...

Feds: 3 charged in Mexican migrant worker conspiracy

Sep. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three people have been indicted in a multi-state conspiracy involving the forced labor of Mexican agricultural immigrants, federal authorities announced Wednesday. A federal grand jury in Tampa formally charged Bladimir Moreno, Christina Gamez and...

California man charged with perjury in Hollywood execs suit

Sep. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been charged by New York federal prosecutors with perjury for allegedly falsifying emails to support his lawsuit against entertainment industry executives. Rovier Carrington, 22, was arrested Tuesday in California and released on...