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Shooting at Calif. Walmart Distribution Center Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A shooting at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, California, killed at least two people and injured four others late on Saturday, officials said. The incident started around 3:30 pm Pacific Time, according to the office of the local …

Probe Into LA Explosion Begins as Firefighters Recover

LOS ANGELES — Investigators on Monday began combing the wreckage of a fire and explosion at a downtown Los Angeles vape and marijuana accessories wholesaler to determine its cause as 12 injured firefighters started the long process of recovery. Seven …

Seven Countries Affected by New Zealand Volcano Disaster

Seven nations have been affected by the volcano disaster in New Zealand that has probably claimed 13 lives and left dozens with critical burn injuries. Police on Tuesday said the 47 people on White Island at the time it erupted …

Hyundai, Kia Earmark $760M To Settle Lawsuits Over Engine Fires

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. have earmarked 900 billion won ($758 million) to settle U.S. class action litigation and address engine-related issues in the United States and South Korea. The move marks the South Korean …

PG&E Outside Inspectors Find Tree Hazards That Were Overlooked

PG&E Corp.’s court-appointed compliance monitor concluded the utility isn’t trimming trees that pose wildfire threats in high-risk areas of California and didn’t train its contractors properly. The monitor, Mark Filip, on Wednesday wrote to U.S. District Judge William Alsup, saying …

Ford Under U.S. Criminal Investigation of Emissions Testing

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford Motor Co.’s emissions certification process, intensifying an issue the automaker disclosed two months ago. The government notified the company of its investigation earlier this month, Kim Pittel, group vice …

Texas Launches Criminal Probe Into Plant Explosion

Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident. The announcement came the same day federal …

Lawyers: Criminal Probe Targets Egg Magnate, Aides

Lawyers representing a disgraced egg industry magnate, his son and one of their company’s financial officers say their clients are potential targets of a criminal investigation into the 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of Americans and led to a …