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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 …

Federal Arrests Show Most Arrested in Protests Aren’t Organized Extremists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tell a different story. Very few …

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Nears Guilty Plea Agreement in U.S. Criminal Probe-Sources

NEW YORK — Purdue Pharma LP, the OxyContin maker controlled by members of the wealthy Sackler family, is nearing an agreement to plead guilty to criminal charges as part of a broader deal to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into …

Chipotle to Pay $25 Million Criminal Fine for Food Poisoning

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will pay a $25 million criminal fine to resolve allegations by federal prosecutors that its food sickened more than 1,100 people across the U.S. from 2015 to 2018. It’s the largest fine ever imposed in a …

Texas Prosecutors Accuse Arkema, Executives of Failures Over Chemical Fire

Opening statements began on Thursday in criminal charges against the U.S. arm of a French company and three executives over chemical fires that burned for days and injured emergency workers called to the site. The Arkema SA plant outside of …

Sacklers Withdrew $10 Billion Out of Purdue, Report Finds

Opponents of the Sackler family’s offer to settle opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma LP for about $10 billion say a new report showing the clan withdrew more than that out of the drugmaker over the last decade confirms their reasons …

Insurers Balk at Defending Sexual Misconduct Claims; Weinstein No Exception

While Harvey Weinstein’s insurers have reportedly agreed to pay $47 million to settle civil suits against the movie producer, most policyholders should prepare for an epic legal battle just to get their insurers to defend them against accusations of sexual …