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Delaware fire kills about 60 pet snakes kept throughout home

Aug. 11, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A fire department official says dozens of pet snakes died when a blaze ripped through a home in Delaware. The Delaware News Journal reports that no people were injured in the fire that broke out Sunday morning in Dover. The homeowner told firefighters that approximately 60 snakes were in...

Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit

Aug. 6, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in...

Chemours CEO says company on firm financial footing

Aug. 2, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The CEO of Chemours is assuring investors that the chemical company is financially sound, despite a disappointing second quarter and a high-stakes lawsuit against former parent company DuPont. Chemours lowered its full-year guidance Thursday as it reported net income of $96 million, or...

Illegal Pete's company name is now legal in Delaware

Aug. 2, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Illegal Pete's is now legal in Delaware. The Colorado-based restaurant chain has won a fight with Delaware officials who refused to accept its conversion to a Delaware limited liability company because the company's name has "a negative connotation." Attorneys for the Division of...

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....

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...