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12 Plead Guilty in South Carolina Check Cashing Scheme

Federal prosecutors in South Carolina announced that 12 people have pleaded guilty to tax fraud and immigration charges in a check-cashing scheme that was used to avoid payroll taxes and workers’ compensation premiums. The plea agreements came after a “multi-year” …

California Oil Spill Legal Fight Likely to Last Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took little more than 48 hours from the moment a major oil spill was discovered off Southern California until the first lawsuit was filed against the Houston company that owns and operates the ruptured pipeline. …

2 Women Sue New Hampshire Over Youth Detention Center Abuse

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two new lawsuits alleging abuse by New Hampshire youth detention center workers are the first from female accusers. The lawsuits filed Monday by Corrine Murphy and Natasha Maunsell are the latest in what is expected to …

3 Arrested in Italy Cable Car Crash; Clamp Deactivated Brake

ROME (AP) — Police arrested three people Wednesday in the cable car disaster that killed 14 people in northern Italy, saying an investigation showed a clamp, intentionally placed on the brake as a patchwork repair, prevented the brake from engaging …

PG&E Fights Criminal Charges Over 2019 California Wildfire

Utility giant PG&E Corp. rejected criminal liability for its role in a 2019 wildfire that burned 78,000 acres in Northern California, arguing that a local prosecutor is twisting state law in an attempt to find the company culpable. Sonoma County …

PG&E Faces Criminal Charges Over 2019 Kincade Fire

Utility giant PG&E Corp. faces criminal charges for its role in a 2019 wildfire that burned 78,000 acres in Northern California, another blow to a company with a checkered history of being blamed for disasters and endangering public safety. The …

US Police Weigh Officer Discipline After Rally, Capitol Riot

For two Virginia police officers who posed for a photo during the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection, the reckoning has been swift and public: They were identified, charged with crimes and arrested. But for five Seattle officers the outcome is less …

Lawsuit Filed On Behalf Of Man Injured In Moped Crash

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Guardians of a Rhode Island moped driver who was sent into a coma with a head injury after he crashed while being followed closely by a Providence police cruiser filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf …

Boeing To Pay $2.5B to Settle U.S. Criminal Probe Into 737 Max Crashes

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE/CHICAGO — Boeing Co will pay more than $2.5 billion in fines and compensation after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over two plane crashes that killed a total of 346 people and led to the grounding …

Seattle Police Settle Wrongful-Death Lawsuit for $1.5M

SEATTLE (AP) — The City of Seattle will pay the family of Che Taylor $1.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after two police officers shot and killed Taylor outside a Wedgwood neighborhood home. A federal judge …