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They Might Be Giants Singer-Guitarist Injured in NYC Crash

NEW YORK (AP) — They Might Be Giants singer-guitarist John Flansburgh was seriously injured in a car crash this week while being driven home from the alternative rock band’s first gig on a pandemic-delayed tour, prompting the postponement of shows …

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 …