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Hollywood Movie Executives Accused of Sex Abuse

A man who has accused “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him. The allegations in the latest lawsuits filed by Michael Egan …

GM Lawsuit in California Over Ignition Defects Put on Hold

A lawsuit against General Motors Co. in California over ignition-switch defects linked to 13 deaths was put on hold until a bankruptcy judge in New York rules on whether some compensation claims can be brought without violating a court order …

Colorado Passes Statewide Traffic Camera Ban

The Colorado Senate passed a statewide ban on red-light and speeding cameras despite objections from some lawmakers that the bill would decrease traffic safety. The Senate passed the bill Monday on a 21-14 and the House will now consider it. …

Washington Ends Inmate Asbestos Removal Program

Washington state has ended a program that used prisoners to remove asbestos-containing material. The News Tribune of Tacoma reported Monday that the state also has paid a fine of more than $70,000 to settle a state investigation into cleanup practices …

GEICO Hiring Auto Damage Adjusters in Phoenix

To keep up with rapid growth, GEICO is planning to add to its ranks of dedicated auto damage adjusters in Phoenix, Ariz. The insurer seeks candidates with excellent customer service and time management skills as well as a strong desire …

Researcher Says Western Wildfires Getting Bigger, More Intense

Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming …

California Congresswoman, Aide Sued in Fatal DUI Case

Parents of a Santa Barbara woman killed by a drunk-driving congressional aide have filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps, and the U.S. government. Santa Barbara news station KEYT reports that the wrongful death suit was …

Montana Company Seeks to Strike State Cap on Punitive Damage Awards

A Butte-based office supply company is asking the Montana Supreme Court to uphold a lower judge’s ruling that the state’s cap on punitive damage awards is unconstitutional. The constitutional challenge filed by Masters Group International Inc. comes after a Butte-Silver …

Vegas Puppy Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty in Fire

A pet shop owner pleaded not guilty to fraud and attempted theft charges in a fire at a Las Vegas, Nev., pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters. Records show Gloria Lee entered her pleas Wednesday …

Slow Moving Landslide Threatens Wyoming Town

A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson on Saturday, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses. The ground beneath the 100-foot hillside had been slowly …

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