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Utah Protesters Take Plea Deal, to Pay $100K for Damages

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four of the nine protesters charged after police accused them of painting a street red and smashing windows at a district attorney’s office last year in Salt Lake City have taken a plea deal and …

Ikea Fined $1.3 Million Over Spying Campaign in France

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — A French court ordered home furnishings giant Ikea to pay some 1.1 million euros ($1.3 million) in fines and damages Tuesday over a campaign to spy on union representatives, employees and some unhappy customers in France. …

U.S. Supreme Court Rebuffs J&J Appeal Over $2B Baby Powder Judgment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Johnson & Johnson’s bid to overturn a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other talc products. …

Great Lakes Water Surge Eases After 2 Record-Setting Years

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday. Although still …

Flood Threats Persist as Storms Continue to Drench the South

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relentless wind and rain keeps pummeling much of the southeastern United States, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia. The storms have prompted boat rescues and toppled …

Hurricane Sally Damage Gets Repaired at Florida Cemetery

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — By the end of the day Monday, 37 tombstones and historical markers at downtown Pensacola’s St. Michael’s Cemetery were repaired and restored after sustaining varying amounts of damage during Hurricane Sally in September. Monday marked a …

Reno to Settle Lemmon Valley Flood Lawsuit for $4.5 Million

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno city officials said they have reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by residents whose homes in the community of Lemmon Valley were flooded north of town in 2017 …

Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr., Seeking Millions in Damages

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year. The complaint, filed Thursday in Lynchburg Circuit Court, …

Oklahoma, Farmers Insurance Reach $25M Settlement Over Earthquake Claims

Oklahoma has reached a $25 million settlement with Farmers Insurance over the company’s handling of earthquake claims, state officials say. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready say an investigation revealed that Farmers denied or failed to …

Warmer Temperatures Bring Relief as Cold-Weary South Starts Cleanup

DALLAS (AP) — Warmer temperatures spread across the southern United States on Saturday, bringing some relief to a winter weary region that faces a challenging clean-up and expensive repairs from days of extreme cold and widespread power outages. In hard-hit …