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Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion

Dec. 11, 2018 1:57 PM EST

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court filing. Parker Waldridge's...

Ex-shareholder sues Wynn, executives over sex assault claims

Dec. 5, 2018 3:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Wynn Resorts shareholder is suing company founder Steve Wynn and former and current executives and board members, saying that his stock fell in value because they concealed information about sexual harassment accusations that led to Wynn's resignation. An attorney for Wynn did not...

The Latest: Wisconsin Senate approves Medicaid changes

Dec. 4, 2018 11:52 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill in a lame-duck session to enact a Medicaid work requirement. The bill approved late...

Lawsuit: Drill bit left during repair caused Cessna crash

Dec. 3, 2018 5:33 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A drill bit left during repair of a single-engine Cessna aircraft is responsible for a 2015 crash in Arkansas that caused minor injuries to the pilot and destroyed the new $712,290 aircraft, a federal lawsuit alleged. The complaint filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas against...

Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing

Dec. 3, 2018 4:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The NSO Group has faced similar claims in the past that its products were used to stifle...

Group files rights suit over Airbnb's Israel settlement ban

Nov. 29, 2018 8:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of Americans has filed a civil rights lawsuit in a U.S. federal court against home-sharing company Airbnb over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements. The plaintiffs said in a statement Wednesday that Airbnb is discriminating against Jewish West Bank homeowners and...

Former Planet Fitness manager alleges rape, harassment

Nov. 29, 2018 5:45 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former manager at New Hampshire-based Planet Fitness has sued the company, saying she was subjected to a male-dominated, "debaucherous" environment that included sexual harassment and rape. Senior management at the Hampton headquarters organized drinking activities such as "Fireball...

Lawsuit opens in Germany over deadly Pakistan factory fire

Nov. 29, 2018 9:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court is hearing a civil suit against a discount German textile company whose clothes were produced in a factory in Pakistan that burned to the ground in 2012, killing more than 250 people. The four plaintiffs — a survivor and three relatives — are seeking 30,000 euros...

MillerCoors, Pabst settle lawsuit over brewing contract

Nov. 28, 2018 9:43 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement came as jurors were ending their second day of...

Lawsuit accuses toy maker Hasbro of misleading investors

Nov. 28, 2018 4:19 PM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Pension funds are suing Hasbro Inc., alleging the toy maker misled investors about its financial health as executives sold millions of dollars of shares they held. The Providence Journal reports the City of Warren Police and Fire Retirement System in Michigan, and pension funds...