Articles by Kimberlee Kruesi and Eric Tucker

Associated Press

Nashville Businesses Await FBI Decision On if Bombing Was Terrorist Act

The FBI investigation into whether the Nashville bombing was a terrorist act has sparked criticism about a possible racial double standard and drawn questions from downtown business owners whose insurance coverage could be affected by the bureau’s assessment. More than …

Christmas Day Blast Rocks Downtown Nashville, Damages Dozens of Buildings

Federal agents spent the weekend probing an explosion that rocked downtown Nashville as investigators scoured hundreds of tips and leads in the blast that damaged dozens of buildings on Christmas morning. More than 48 hours after the explosion, a motive …

Ex-Chemical Board Safety Chairman Could Face Probe

Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal board that investigates chemical accidents, saying they believe he made multiple false statements while testifying before an oversight committee. The request for the federal …

No Consensus Among States Over Data Breach Laws

The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard. Most states have laws that require retailers …

Earthquake Showed Difficulties of Evacuating D.C.

The nation’s capital has prepared for emergencies with sleek communication systems, intelligence fusion centers and chemical detention centers at train stations. What showed during the 5.8-magnitude quake that shook much of the East Coast last Tuesday was that evacuating during …

Rhode Island Charges Ex-Providence Politician with Fraud

A former North Providence councilman already accused of corruption was indicted Thursday along with three others, including an on-air radio personality, of trying to rip off an insurance company by intentionally damaging a home and filing a bogus claim. A …

Former Vice President at Rhode Island Insurer Acquitted

A former executive at Rhode Island’s dominant workers’ compensation insurer was acquitted last month on a charge that he deceived state regulators about companies that were receiving discounted premiums. Superior Court Judge Edwin Gale acquitted David Clark, a former vice …

Former Vice President at Rhode Island Insurer Acquitted

A former executive at Rhode Island’s dominant workers’ compensation insurer was acquitted Friday on a charge that he deceived state regulators about companies that were receiving discounted premiums. Superior Court Judge Edwin Gale acquitted David Clark, a former vice president …

Judge: Brown University Rape-Accusation Suit Can Proceed

A student who says he was falsely accused of rape by a Brown University classmate can move forward with his lawsuit against the Ivy League school, a federal judge ruled. William McCormick III filed a federal lawsuit that accused the …

Settlement Reached in Rhode Island Beach Pollution Lawsuit

The town of Middletown, Rhode Island agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused it of polluting prized state beaches by illegally discharging millions of gallons of sewage-laced wastewater. The town, located just north of Newport on Aquidneck Island, agreed to …