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Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Oct. 16, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations with victims' family members. But Tia Coleman, an Indiana woman who...

Firefighters sue California gas company over massive leak

Oct. 16, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Monday, saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well at the underground Aliso Canyon storage field about 40...

Latest: Firefighters sue California gas company over leak

Oct. 16, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on firefighters suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive leak (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive October 2015 natural gas leak are suing the Southern California Gas Co., alleging the utility knowingly let them be...

The Latest: Lawyers blast legal move in fatal boat accident

Oct. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuits over a July tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A survivor of a July tourist boat accident that killed 17 people in Missouri and attorneys representing deceased family members are calling the latest legal...

Jurors: Don't throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

Oct. 15, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who found that agribusiness giant Monsanto's Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper's cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their $289 million award in his favor, a newspaper reported Monday. Juror Gary Kitahata told Judge...

7 companies, 4 men charged in $1B telemedicine fraud scheme

Oct. 15, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven companies and four men are facing charges, accused of roles in a $1 billion telemedicine fraud scheme that deceived tens of thousands of patients and more than 100 doctors, federal prosecutors announced Monday. The eastern Tennessee U.S. attorney's office said six Florida...

Court tosses DeLorean widow's 'Back to the Future' lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the widow of automaker John DeLorean over royalties stemming from the "Back to the Future" movies. Sally DeLorean claimed a Texas company using the DeLorean name had illegally accepted royalties from Universal Pictures for the...

Investigators search Opel premises in diesel emissions probe

Oct. 15, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday that law enforcement officials have conducted searches at automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions. Meanwhile, the country's transportation ministry said it intended to order 100,000 Opel vehicles...

Safety group wants Hyundai and Kia to recall 2.9M vehicles

Oct. 12, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit auto safety group is demanding that Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to consumer complaints that they can catch fire. The Center For Auto Safety said Friday that there have been more than 220 complaints to the U.S. government since 2010 about fires...

Ponzi scheme suspect paid $720K for prayers amid SEC probe

Oct. 12, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — An investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off a federal investigation and save her failing business, according to testimony at her trial this week....