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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 file photo Ola Kaellenius, CEO of the car manufacturer Mercedes, stands next to a 'Vision EQS' car at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, issues fourth-quarter and full year earnings and provides business update at news conference. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

Daimler reaches deal to settle US diesel emissions claims

Aug. 13, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached an agreement in principle to settle U.S. claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker said late Thursday that the agreement with various U.S. authorities concerns...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Cathy Woods appears in Washoe District court in Reno, Nev. Woods, who spent 35 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit before she was exonerated by DNA evidence, will receive $3 million under a settlement approved by the Reno City Council. Woods was arrested and wrongfully convicted for the 1976 murder of 19-year-old University of Nevada, Reno student Michelle Mitchell. She was released from prison in 2015 when new evidence linked the murder to an Oregon inmate (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)

Reno agrees to settle wrongful conviction lawsuit for $3M

Aug. 13, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit before she was exonerated by DNA evidence will receive $3 million under a settlement approved by the Reno City Council. Cathy Woods was wrongfully convicted for the 1976 murder of University of Nevada, Reno student...

Anchorage and diner reach settlement over coronavirus order

Aug. 13, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Municipality of Anchorage has reached a settlement with the owners of a restaurant that remained open for dine-in service in defiance of an emergency coronavirus order. Kriner’s Diner agreed Tuesday to abide by a temporary injunction issued by Superior Court Judge Eric...

Dwight Hicks addresses the media during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Novi, Mich. Hicks, is one of several Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor who worked there for decades. Attorneys are asking the university to treat them fairly as it settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the school millions of dollars. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

Aug. 12, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan. Hicks was willing to do whatever it took to compete in the 1970s and says the price paid included being sexually assaulted by the late Dr. Robert...

Idaho family reaches settlement in cyanide bomb lawsuit

Aug. 12, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The federal government has admitted negligence and agreed to pay an Idaho family nearly $40,000 to resolve a lawsuit after an M-44 “cyanide bomb” placed near the family's home exploded, killing the family's dog and spewing poison on a 14-year-old boy. Reed Larsen, the...

FILE - This Nov. 20, 2013 file photo shows the Meadowlands race track in East Rutherford, N.J. Two years after filing a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, an aggrieved harness-racing bettor has received $20,000 in the settlement of his claims that he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. The settlement was reached in July 2020. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Aggrieved bettor gets $20,000 in unique horse-doping lawsuit

Aug. 12, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016. After the lawsuit was filed in March 2018, leading figures in harness racing said...

Yakima County settles open public meetings lawsuit for $13K

Aug. 10, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A county in southern Washington state has settled a lawsuit for $13,000 that alleged Yakima County Commissioners violated the state's open public meetings law in 2018. Yakima-based attorney and small businessperson Liz Hallock filed a lawsuit claiming City Council and its...

FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, a protester with a banner walks to attend a rally denouncing the Japanese government's decision on their exports to South Korea in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. The modern legacy of a dark chapter in Japan’s history, when hundreds of thousands of people were brought from the Korean Peninsula and other Asian nations to work in logging, in mines, on farms and in factories as forced labor, lives on in the companies that came to dominate the Japanese economy after World War II. Many of those companies are still facing demands for compensation that they say were settled by treaty decades ago. The sign reads

Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors

Aug. 9, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For years, Yeom Chan-soon was haunted by the cracking sound of a leather belt eating into the flesh of a fellow Korean mine worker being punished for trying to escape from forced labor in Japan. That dark chapter in Japan’s history, when hundreds of thousands of people were brought...

Humira maker to settle California lawsuit for $24 million

Aug. 6, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The maker of the drug Humira will pay $24 million to settle a California lawsuit that alleged it violated an insurance fraud law, the state Department of Insurance announced Thursday. AbbVie Inc. agreed to change the way it markets Humira but continues to deny wrongdoing, according...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King Mine. The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency agreed to fund $3 million in Utah clean water projects and give another $360 million to the state for remediation projects at abandoned mine sites. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

EPA settles with Utah over 2015 Colorado mine spill

Aug. 6, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago. The Environmental Protection...