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To Go Electric, America Needs More Mines. Can it Build Them?

Last September, in the arid hills of northern Nevada, a cluster of flowers found nowhere else on earth died mysteriously overnight. Conservationists were quick to suspect Ioneer Ltd, an Australian firm that wants to mine the lithium that lies beneath …

TC Energy, Ex-Columbia Pipeline Execs Must Face Lawsuit Over $10 Billion Deal

WILMINGTON, Del. — TC Energy Corp and two former Columbia Pipeline Group Inc executives must defend against a lawsuit claiming the companies’ $10 billion merger in 2016 shortchanged Columbia investors, a Delaware judge ruled on Monday. Vice Chancellor Travis Laster …

Judge Approves $650 Million Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) –A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved …

Wildfire Victims Sue Former PG&E Executives Alleging Neglect

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric’s rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of the utility’s former executives and board members, alleging they neglected …

Deaf Costco Worker With Mumbling Manager Won’t Get Award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won’t be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to reconsider …

Mother Whose 11-Year-Old Son Died in Texas Freeze Sues For $100M

The mother of an 11-year-old boy who died after they lost electricity and heat in their Texas mobile home during last week’s freeze has filed a $100 million lawsuit against two power companies for gross negligence. Maria Pineda said the …

Wash. Port Commissioner Faces Lawsuit Over Helicopter Crash

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Three people have filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Port of Skagit commissioner over alleged injuries sustained in a helicopter crash near Cypress Island. Helicopter passengers Christopher Neibauer and Ashley Walker, and Hannah Neibauer, …

Black Franchise Owner, Former MLB Player, Sues McDonald’s for Racial Bias

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Black owner of 14 McDonald’s franchises says the company has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed …

Judge Lets Civil Suit in Diplomatic Immunity Case Move Ahead

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia is letting a British family move forward with its lawsuit in the U.S. against an American woman who invoked diplomatic immunity when she was accused of fatally injuring a teenager …

Attorneys Challenge Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Plan Approval

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Four women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct are appealing a Delaware judge’s approval of the Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy plan. Attorneys filed the appeal in U.S. District Court in Delaware on …