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Henry Ruggs’ Lawyers Argue to Block Medical Records Release

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III launched a bid Wednesday to keep his medical records out of the hands of prosecutors charging him with driving under the influence in a fiery crash that killed …

Cedar Point Coaster Dropped Metal Plate, Injuring Woman

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A piece of metal that flew off the world’s second-tallest roller coaster and hit a woman in the head while she stood in line came from the back of the ride’s train and was about the …

Dozens of Fire Units Battle Blaze at Phoenix Recycling Yards

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of fire crews from metro Phoenix battled a large fire that involved multiple recycling yards and commercial buildings and sent black smoke over much of the city on Saturday. Fire Capt. Todd Keller, a Phoenix Fire …

Fire Visible Across Los Angeles Burns Commercial Yard, Buses

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot early Friday. The inferno erupted in Compton before dawn and created a massive column …

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 …