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US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Jul. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge lowered a jury's damage award from $80 million to $25 million for a California cancer victim who used Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he was required to reduce the punitive damage award...

Judge to reassess $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Jul. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge will reconsider a jury's $80 million damage award to a California cancer victim who used Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing Tuesday that he will reduce but not entirely eliminate punitive damages for what he called the...

Austrian parliament votes for ban on weed killer glyphosate

Jul. 2, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's parliament has voted for a ban on the weed killer glyphosate, a substance that has long been disputed in Europe and beyond. The Austria Press Agency reported that a majority supported the motion put forward Tuesday by the center-left Social Democrats. The center-right People's Party...

Bayer to invest $5.6 billion in new weed killing methods

Jun. 14, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer says it plans to invest some 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in developing "additional methods to combat weeds." Friday's announcement came as Bayer is engaged in legal battles in the U.S. in which plaintiffs claim that...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

South Dakota farmers' crops being damaged by dicamba drifts

Jun. 10, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota farmer takes a snap of his crops and adds the temperature, wind conditions, date and other details into the text fields on his Snapchat app. It's part of Austin Schuelke's record-keeping process. The Groton man fielded a phone call in mid-April while monitoring drainage...

Key West bans weed killer after $2B California jury decision

May. 23, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city is no longer using a popular weed-killer on city-owned property after a California jury ordered the product's maker to pay $2 billion to a couple claiming it caused cancer. The Miami Herald reports that the Key West City Commission voted unanimously this week to ban...