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Lead paint suppliers settle California lawsuit for $305M

Jul. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's former major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday. The settlement comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and other...

Police: Mom who drove girls into river tried poison first

Jul. 11, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan woman killed herself and twin daughters by driving into a river after trying to poison the children. Kalamazoo police released reports saying 44-year-old Ineza McClinton tried to make 9-year-old twins, Angel and Faith, drink juice with added antifreeze in...

More than 200 fall ill after eating at Imelda Marcos party

Jul. 3, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 240 people were brought to hospitals in the Philippine capital Wednesday with suspected food poisoning in an event celebrating the 90th birthday of former first lady Imelda Marcos. Bryant Wong, a disaster-response officer, said dozens of ambulances transported at least...

Redemption for South African in his return to Royal Portrush

Jul. 2, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

Christiaan Bezuidenhout returns to Royal Portrush with a large measure of redemption. Bezuidenhout, a 25-year-old South African, captured his first European Tour event last week in the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama when he outplayed Jon Rahm in the final round and turned a five-shot lead into a six-shot...

The Latest: Putin invites Trump to visit Russia next year

Jun. 28, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 9 p.m. The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit next year and he responded "positively." Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters that Putin...

Police suspect carbon monoxide poisoning in 2 hotel deaths

Jun. 26, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning may be the cause of two deaths at a North Carolina hotel, police said. Jacob Galloway, 28, of Troy, and James Landreth, 39, of Southern Pines, were found dead in a room at the Best Western hotel in Asheville on June 9, news outlets reported Wednesday. They...

The Latest: Putin wants to turn a page on Russia-UK ties

Jun. 6, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on comments Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says a page should be turned on the strain in relations between Moscow and London caused by the poisoning of a former spy. Speaking Thursday at a...

3 dead in San Antonio home; high levels of carbon monoxide

Jun. 4, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a man and his two children have been found dead in a house where the electricity had been off since Friday and a generator was located inside. Police say the homeowner stopped by the house late Monday after not being able to reach the 56-year-old resident or his...

Today in History

Jun. 1, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2019. There are 213 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with the British...

Milwaukee jury awards $6M to 3 men in lead poisoning lawsuit

May. 31, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal jury in Milwaukee on Friday awarded $2 million each to three men who sued three major paint and pigment companies which the men claimed were responsible for the lead poisoning they suffered as toddlers in their homes. The jury agreed with the plaintiffs' claims after a three-week...