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Three Charged in Florida Nursing Home Deaths Surrender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Three people, including two nurses, of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat turned themselves in on Monday to face charges, their attorneys said. A total of four people employed at Rehabilitation …

Accused Capital One Hacker’s Volatile History Put Before Judge

Federal prosecutors in Seattle have pieced together a string of disturbing social-media posts and police complaints to portray the accused Capital One Financial Corp. hacker as an unhinged danger to society who should remain locked up while awaiting trial. It’s …

Insys to Pay $225 Million to Settle Opioid-Sales Probe

Insys Therapeutics Inc., grappling with the prospect of bankruptcy after its founder was convicted on racketeering charges, agreed to pay $225 million to settle U.S. claims that the drug maker illegally sold opioid-based painkillers. Under terms of the deal, Insys …

U.S. Brings First Criminal Case Against Major Drug Distributor Over Opioids

NEW YORK — The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety. Rochester Drug …

No Criminal Charges in Colorado’s Black Forest Fire

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the district attorney say they don’t have enough evidence to prosecute anyone on criminal charges in connection with the Black Forest fire last year. The sheriff’s office says the case could be reopened …

Criminal Charges for Quebec Crash Rail Company, Workers

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. and three of its employees have been charged with criminal negligence in connection with the derailment and explosion of a train in Lac-Megantic last year, Quebec’s prosecutor’s office said. The railway and the employees …

Criminal Charges for PG&E in Fatal 2010 Gas Pipeline Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. The indictment charges the utility with 12 felony violations …

Alabama Attorney General: BP Settlement Strengthens Suit

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says BP’s decision to plead guilty to criminal charges related to the Gulf oil spill strengthens the state’s standing in pursuing a civil case. Strange said there different standards in criminal and civil cases. But …

Police Seek Criminal Charges in Connecticut Café Crash

Stamford police are seeking criminal charges against a 92-year-old man whose car crashed into a café and injured 10 people including himself. Police Sgt. Andrew Gallagher says investigators will ask prosecutors to pursue charges against Samuel Leighton of Stamford. Authorities …