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PG&E Fire Victims Warn Market Turmoil Endangers Their Settlement

Market turmoil from the coronavirus is spilling into the bankruptcy of California power giant PG&E Corp. Victims of wildfires blamed on PG&E’s equipment are concerned the sell-off on Wall Street could hobble stock payments that make up half of a …

Utah Residents Still Reporting Damage Days After Earthquake

SALT LAKE CITY — Five days after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook parts of Utah, residents continue to report damage. The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District asked those within its boundaries to submit online notices of home or business …

Honolulu Building Owners Locked in Tense Renovation Dispute

HONOLULU — The owners of adjacent Honolulu buildings are embroiled in a dispute over renovation work that has involved alleged property damage, personal safety hazards and a requested court injunction. A vacant, 12-story tower nicknamed the “pimple building” is being …

New Mexico Agencies on Edge Amid Rising Ransomware Attacks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico school districts, universities, and government agencies have collectively spent millions of dollars to regain control of their computer systems after employees unknowingly opened emails containing an encrypted code that effectively shut them out of their …

PG&E to Plead Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter for Fire

PG&E Corp. agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection to the deadliest wildfire in California history. The bankrupt utility will pay $4 million in fines for its role in the 2018 Camp Fire, which was sparked by PG&E …

Artist Sues Meow Wolf Over Copyright Infringement Claim

SANTA FE, N.M. — An artist whose quirky Space Owl features prominently in Meow Wolf’s wildly successful interactive art exhibit is suing the company and its founder for copyright infringement. Lauren Adele Oliver says in her lawsuit filed Monday in …

Earthquake Rattles Millions on Edge Amid Coronavirus Threat

SALT LAKE CITY — With much of normal life at a screeching halt to combat the coronavirus, millions of people in Utah are hunkered down in the safety of their homes. But on Wednesday morning, even that protection felt fragile …

PG&E Glides Toward Bankruptcy Exit Now That State Is Focused on Virus

The deepening coronavirus crisis has shifted nearly all attention away from what had been one of California’s most pressing issues: the fate of embattled utility PG&E Corp. Now, the company is quietly edging closer to exiting the largest utility bankruptcy …

Colorado Funeral Home Operators Charged With Selling Bodies

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Federal authorities arrested the operators of a Colorado funeral home accused of selling body parts or entire bodies without the consent of families. Megan Hess, 43, and her mother, 66-year-old Shirley Koch, were arrested Tuesday and …

Lloyd’s Must Defend Merchant From Privacy Law Suit

Lloyd’s of London must defend a merchant against a lawsuit that accused it of violating a California privacy law by selling information about its customers, a federal appellate court ruled, reversing a lower court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals …

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