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Fire-Damaged Philadelphia Oil Refinery Heads for Auction

NEW YORK — The fate of the largest East Coast oil refinery is set to be decided on Friday in an auction that could determine whether the Philadelphia plant is restarted or used for a different purpose for the first …

Lawmakers, Governor Announce Deal on Limo Safety Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y. — Political leaders in New York have reached an agreement to pass new limousine safety bills inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018, officials said Tuesday. The proposals target unsafe limos and lax regulations, said Senate Majority …

5 Dead, Dozens Hospitalized in Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash

GREENSBURG, Pa. — A deadly crash involving a passenger bus and multiple other vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left at least five dead and dozens injured early Sunday, shutting down a large portion of the highway. Officials said at least …

Politician Who Warned About Driving Drunk is Charged With it

VICTOR, N.Y. — The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year’s Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle, just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the …

Cuomo, Citing Safety Concerns, Vetoes Bill to Allow Electric Bikes, Scooters

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s governor has vetoed a bill to allow electric scooters and bikes statewide, his office said Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto message said the bill overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers this year didn’t include enough safety measures, …

Fire Damages Home of Man Who Helped Create American Football

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A fire on Christmas morning heavily damaged the historic home of Walter Camp, a Connecticut man credited with developing American football. Firefighters in New Haven said the fire started around 8 a.m. Wednesday in the three-story, …

Trial Draws To Close of Driver Accused of Killing Boy Scout

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A Long Island man “recklessly and selfishly” got behind the wheel of his SUV after pounding vodka on a golf course and plowed into a group of hiking Boy Scouts, killing a 12-year-old, a prosecutor said during …

Mass. High Court Upholds Consent-to-Settle Clause in Malpractice Policy

Massachusetts’ highest court on Monday rejected arguments that consent-to-settle clauses in professional malpractice insurance policies violate public policy. The Supreme Judicial Court sided with CNA subsidiary Continental Casualty Co. in an engineering malpractice lawsuit brought against homeowners Douglas and Kristen …

Bankrupt Philadelphia Refinery Expects Second Insurance Payment

Insurers of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) have indicated they will make a second payment of $15 million from its property policy in connection to the June fire and subsequent shutdown of the plant, court documents showed. The payout will be …

NYC Helicopter Ride Sparked Safety Concern Months Before Fatal Crash

A government safety inspector who saw a popular New York City, doors-off sightseeing helicopter flight operation six months before a fatal 2018 crash called it “unorthodox,” but officials thought they had no authority to regulate it and allowed it to …

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