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Attorneys prepare for closing arguments in the wrongful death civil trial in the murder of Braden and Charlie Powell in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell’s children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper reported jurors on Friday, July 31,  awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie and Braden Powell.(Tony Overman/The News Tribune via AP)

Jury: Washington state liable in Powell boys' deaths

Jul. 31, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A jury has found that Washington state officials were partially responsible for the deaths of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell's children at the hands of their father. The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma reported that jurors on Friday awarded $98 million to the estates of Charlie...

FILE - This Oct. 29, 2016 file photo shows the commissioning of the attack submarine USS Illinois as sailors stand atop the sub in Groton, Conn. For decades, the Navy's leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines provided subpar metal because one of the company's longtime employees falsified lab results, putting sailors at greater risk in the event of collisions or other impacts, federal prosecutors said in court filings Monday, June 15, 2020. The supplier, Kansas City-based Bradken Inc., paid $10.9 million as part of a deferred prosecution agreement, the Justice Department said. The company provides steel castings that Navy contractors Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding use to make submarine hulls. The government did not disclose which subs were affected. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

US: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls

Jun. 15, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For decades, the Navy's leading supplier of high-strength steel for submarines provided subpar metal because one of the company's longtime employees falsified lab results — putting sailors at greater risk in the event of collisions or other impacts, federal prosecutors said in court...