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Suit Challenges Michigan Regulator Over $250,000 Benefit Cap

LANSING, Mich. — The administrator of a plan that covers the medical expenses of uninsured non-drivers who are injured in car crashes is suing the state of Michigan, alleging that a regulator’s recent orders conflict with the state’s new auto …

Jet Catches Fire in Northern California; 10 Aboard Unhurt

OROVILLE, Calif. — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine …

Lyft Faces Sexual Assault Lawsuits That Could Tarnish Image

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Crew Confusion, Engine Trouble Recorded in Final Seconds of Doomed Flight

A plane that crashed in suburban Dallas and killed 10 passengers and crew had trouble with its left engine, according to the last few seconds of a cockpit voice recording, officials said on Tuesday. Just after the plane took off …

Passengers of Stranded Ship Have Little Cause to Sue

After four days on a crippled cruise ship with overflowing toilets, stifling heat and hours-long waits for food, at least one passenger from the Carnival Triumph is seeking legal revenge. But lawyers familiar with cruise ship lawsuits suggest angry passengers …

Turbulence Blamed for Injuries on 2 Boston, Mass. Flights

Officials say as many as 20 people reported being hurt during severe turbulence on two flights that landed in Boston. As many as three people required hospitalization. Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Phil Orlandella says 11 people on a Lufthansa flight …

2 Dead, Driver Injured in Texas Taxi Crash

A Houston taxi driver has been charged with criminally negligent homicide after two passengers died when his van slammed into a disabled tanker truck. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says 56-year-old David Wayne Houston has been charged with criminally negligent …