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U.S. Prosecutors Open Criminal Probe of Opioid Makers, Distributors

Federal prosecutors are investigating six pharmaceutical companies for potential criminal charges in connection with shipping big quantities of opioid painkillers that contributed to a healthcare crisis, according to regulatory filings. Five companies have received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s office …

Brazilian Prosecutors Seek $10B from Chevron Due to Oil Leak

Brazilian prosecutors are seeking $10.6 billion in damages from the U.S. oil company Chevron because of an oil leak at one of its offshore wells. Federal prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro state say they’re seeking the money because of environmental …

French Writer Drops Plan to Sue Strauss-Kahn

A French writer whose claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 was dropped by prosecutors says she won’t file a civil suit against the former IMF head and one-time French presidential hopeful. Tristane Banon says she’s “always …