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Virginia Police: Over a Dozen Injured when Car Crashes into Pub

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Two people remained in critical condition on Saturday among the more than a dozen who were injured after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities. The crash at the Ireland’s …

EEOC: Wash. Hotels Paying $370,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The owners of a Seattle-area hotel has agreed to pay $370,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that accused the owners of permitting a manager of harassing tow female housekeepers. GIPHX10 LLC …

Florida Building Collapse Probe to Begin Structural Testing

The federal investigation into the deadly collapse of a Florida beachfront condominium building is entering a new phase that involves cutting and drilling into concrete and steel to determine what role they played in the disaster, officials said Wednesday. The …

Southern Baptists who Backed Open Abuse Review Win Key Roles

ANAHEIM, California (AP) — The newly elected leaders of a top Southern Baptist Convention committee had all supported a more transparent investigation into allegations the denomination mishandled sex abuse reports and mistreated survivors. They defeated candidates who had opposed that …

Planned Wyoming Abortion Clinic Severely Damaged in Fire

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An overnight fire Wednesday severely damaged a building that was being renovated to house a new abortion clinic in Wyoming, a conservative state where opposition to abortions is widespread. No one was hurt in the blaze …

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday. These survivors, …

Investigators Narrow Search For Origin of Colorado Wildfire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP)–Federal and state investigators have interviewed dozens of people in their search for the cause of a destructive Colorado wildfire, but the results of that investigation–and even a progress report–could take days, if not weeks, the Boulder County …

US Steps Up Probe Into Hyundai-Kia Engine Failures and Fires

DETROIT (AP)–U.S. auto safety regulators have stepped up a series of investigations into engine fires that have plagued Hyundai and Kia vehicles for more than six years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a new engineering analysis investigation covers …

Murdaugh Charged With Taking Insurance Money in Maid’s Death

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper, state police said Thursday. Alex Murdaugh was arrested at a drug rehab facility in Orlando, Florida, …

Maersk Suspends Five Crew Members as it Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault

COPENHAGEN — The world’s largest shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk has suspended five employees as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on one of its ships run by a U.S. subsidiary, and said it was working closely with …