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California air boss: open to compromise in mileage standoff

Jul. 9, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California's air pollution control boss says she's open to compromise with the Trump administration over its efforts to relax mileage standards, as the bitter standoff threatens to unleash years of court fights and confusion in the U.S. auto industry. Five months after President Donald...

Delaware chief justice Leo Strine hands in resignation

Jul. 9, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court is resigning. Leo E. Strine Jr. is stepping down from the bench with more than half his term remaining. The Delaware News Journal reports Strine handed in his resignation to Gov. John Carney Monday, saying he plans to retire in the fall....

Muslim students return to pool a year after told to leave

Jun. 29, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A group of Muslim students have returned to a Delaware public pool a year after they were asked to leave because of their cotton garments. The News Journal reports the group went back to the Wilmington pool Thursday. Darul-Amaanah Academy principal Tahsiyn Ismaa'eel says the place...

Chemours says DuPont lowballed environmental liabilities

Jun. 28, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The DuPont Co. massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities with which Chemours would be saddled when DuPont spun off its former performance chemicals unit in 2015, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday. The maximum liability exposure figures that DuPont certified prior to...

New leader confirmed for Delaware's troubled prisons

Jun. 26, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Democratic Gov. John Carney's nominee to lead the state's corrections system, which in recent years has faced a fatal prison riot, lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates and chronic staffing and morale problems. Claire DeMatteis...

Student helps erect historical marker for Delaware lynching

Jun. 24, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A high school student's activism has persuaded Delaware to install a historical marker commemorating the state's only documented lynching. The News Journal of Wilmington reports rising senior Savannah Shepherd was instrumental in getting the marker put up Sunday. It memorializes the...

Delaware court revives Blue Bell Creameries shareholder suit

Jun. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against one the country's largest ice cream makers after a 2015 listeria outbreak that killed three people. The court ruled Tuesday that a judge erred because the plaintiff had not demanded that the board of...

Documents: 'Swatting' suspect engaged in cross-country feud

Jun. 19, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say the Delaware man indicted by a federal court for "swatting" incidents had engaged in a cross-country feud with a man he'd met on the phone and who had called in hoaxes about him before. The Delaware News Journal reports the unsealed documents say 29-year-old...

Federal jury indicts Delaware man on 'swatting' hoaxes

Jun. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Delaware man accused of making hoax emergency calls to locations across the country, causing police and SWAT teams to respond. An indictment handed down May 16 against 29-year-old Rodney Allen Phipps of Georgetown was unsealed Monday. Prosecutors...

Insurer must cover defendant in fatal bathroom fight lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl dead. The judge ruled Wednesday that USAA Casualty Insurance...