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Royal Caribbean Liability for Volcano Deaths May Turn on ‘Act of God’ Defense

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the tourists …

California Woman Sentenced to Jail for Wedding Injury Scam

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California woman who tried to bilk the wedding-planning website The Knot out of $20,000 by claiming she had to cancel her reception after tripping on her wedding dress has been sentenced to five years in …

J&J Found Negligent by Australian Court in Vaginal-Mesh Suit

Johnson & Johnson lost the latest battle in a string of global lawsuits over its vaginal-mesh products, with an Australian judge ruling the company was negligent and that women left in chronic pain by defective devices should be compensated. Justice …

485,000 High Chairs Recalled After Injury Reports

More than 485,000 Chico Polly high chairs are being recalled after a design flaw led to children getting cuts and bruises. Importer Artsana USA Inc. knows of 21 children getting injured from falling against pegs on the back legs of …

Man Critically Injured While Clearing Debby Debris

A north Florida public works employee was struck by a utility pole that snapped while he was clearing debris from Tropical Storm Debby. Alachua County spokesman Mark Sexton says Emanuel Baker was clearing downed trees Monday in Micanopy. One tree …

Girl Who Fell 100 Feet From Ride Returns to Wisconsin

A Florida teenager who plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride 17 months ago has returned to the state to promote an expansion project at the hospital that likely saved her life. Hospital staff and others watched in …

American Couple Stuck in Costa Rica After ATV Crash

An Anoka, Minn., couple is stuck in Costa Rica after an all-terrain adventure landed one of them in the hospital. Ron and Elissa Merritt are desperately trying to get back to the U.S. where their health insurance will pay for …

40-Foot Boat Explodes at Washington Marina

A 40-foot boat that exploded at a marina on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Tuesday evening broke windows, inflicted shrapnel-type damage on other nearby vessels and seriously injured a 78-year-old man, firefighters said. The force of the blast sank the boat, briefly …

1 Injured, 9 Displayed in San Diego Fire

Firefighters say one person had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the Bay Terraces neighborhood of San Diego. A fire-rescue dispatcher told City News Service four adults and five children were displaced by the blaze …

Pilot Tried to Warn Texas Fashion Editor Away From Prop

A pilot has told investigators that he warned a Dallas-area woman away from the front of the small plane before she walked into the propeller. The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released a preliminary report on the Dec. 3 …