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BP defeated thousands of suits by sick Gulf spill cleanup workers. But not one by a boat captain

Apr. 19, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

John Maas spent years buying and outfitting a 17-foot aluminum boat called the Superskiff 1 so he could take customers fishing for sea trout and flounder in the Gulf of Mexico. But before the Mississippi captain could make his first charter trip in 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon...

Italian court drops charges against migrant rescue ship crews and ends long-running legal battle

Apr. 19, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court on Friday dismissed a long-running case against the crew of three humanitarian organizations, dropping charges accusing them of collaborating with smugglers as they helped rescue thousands of migrants at sea. The judges in the Sicilian city of Trapani...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 19, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Trump says New York judge won’t let...

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

Apr. 19, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they claim are unpoliced derogatory and often false comments. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Tokyo District Court, demands 1.4 million yen ($9,400) in...

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

Apr. 19, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway attorneys are expected to argue before jurors Friday that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town, one of the deadliest sites in the federal Superfund pollution program. ...

A trial is underway for the Panama Papers, a case that changed the country's financial rules

Apr. 19, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Eight years after 11 million leaked secret financial documents revealed how some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth, more than two dozen defendants are on trial in Panama for their alleged roles. The repercussions of the leaks were far-ranging,...

A former Maldives president is freed after a high court throws out his 11-year sentence

Apr. 18, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in the Maldives on Thursday threw out former President Abdulla Yameen's 11-year prison sentence on money laundering and bribery charges and ordered a retrial. The development comes two days ahead of parliamentary elections in this Indian Ocean...

Ex-youth center resident testifies that counselor went from trusted father figure to horrific abuser

Apr. 18, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The man who blew the lid off decades of abuse allegations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center continued testifying at his civil trial Thursday, describing being treated for gonorrhea after being raped at age 15. But the real turning point, he said,...

Man granted parole for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of 2 Dartmouth College professors

Apr. 18, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday. James Parker was 16 when...

New attorney joins prosecution team against Alec Baldwin in fatal 'Rust' shooting

Apr. 18, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney has been added to the special prosecution team that is pursuing an involuntary manslaughter charge against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western movie “Rust,” court officials confirmed Thursday. ...