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Weak Tornado Confirmed in South Dakota

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado caused minor damage at Lake Cochrane in South Dakota’s Deuel County over the weekend. The afternoon twister had estimated peak winds of 75 mph and was rated an EF-0, the weakest on …

California Judge Tosses Loral’s $283 Million Patent Infringement Loss

Loral Space & Communications Inc. won a reversal of a $283 million damages award against its former unit Space Systems/Loral, as the winning company, ViaSat Inc., sought a court order barring further patent infringement. ViaSat, a satellite network systems firm, …

Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India

A federal lawsuit seeking damages against a Wyoming-based wilderness training academy over the death of a hiker on a 2011 trip to India will be heard in Wyoming. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner of Minnetonka, Minnesota, against the Lander-based …

Tornado Recovery in Nebraska Town Expected to Cost Tens of Millions

Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it’s expected to climb into the tens of millions. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency will send teams to the northeast Nebraska …

Lawsuit: Arizona Mismanaged Deadly Wildfire

Dozens of property owners in central Arizona are suing the state, saying it failed miserably in its management of a wildfire that killed 19 Hotshots. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress, property …

Damage Assessment Begins After Twin Tornadoes Flatten Nebraska Town, Kill 2

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing two people, crumpling grain bins like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes. Pilger’s 350 residents evacuated their homes after the powerful twisters slammed …

Repairs Ongoing from Early June Hailstorm in Nebraska

The severe thunderstorms that spawned large hail and strong winds earlier this month left a lasting mark on many Nebraska communities. Aaron Volkman tells the Norfolk Daily News it will take weeks or even months to repair all the damage …

Minor Injuries, Damage From 8 Colorado Twisters

Several tornadoes touched down as a line of severe thunderstorms swept through Colorado on Sunday, with one of the twisters hitting near a junior golf tournament and injuring a caddy. Six of the tornadoes struck in northeast Colorado, while two …

Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims

Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …

California Chicken Plant Sues Orkin Over Cockroaches

A Central California chicken-processing plant has filed a lawsuit against a pest-control company over a cockroach infestation that caused the plant to close for two weeks. The Modesto Bee reported that Foster Farms in Livingston filed a lawsuit last month …