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NTSB Report Casts Doubt Truck’s Steering Locked in Crash That Killed Arizona Cyclists

A newly released report on a fatal crash involving a pickup truck and a group of cyclists last year near Phoenix, Ariona, casts doubt about the driver’s claim that the vehicle’s steering locked up. The National Transportation Safety Board released …

Tesla Must Face Class Action Claims by 6,000 Workers in Race Bias Case

A California state judge has tentatively ruled that nearly 6,000 Black factory workers can sue Tesla as a group for the electric vehicle maker’s alleged failure to address rampant race discrimination and harassment at its Fremont plant. California Superior Court …

Baldwin to Stand Trial in Summer over Deadly New Mexico Movie Set Shooting

A New Mexico judge has set a trial date for Alec Baldwin on an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the 2021 deadly shooting on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” The scheduling order calls for jury selection to begin …

Hawaii State And County Officials Seeking $1B From Legislature for Maui Recovery

Hawaii state and county officials have requested about $1 billion from the Legislature to help cover Maui wildfire recovery expenses in the near term. Gov. Josh Green’s administration had budgeted $199 million for such expenses but are now expecting they …

Oil And Gas Producer Paying Millions to New Mexico Over Pollution Concerns

A company has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government and the state of New Mexico to address air pollution concerns in the largest oil and gas producing region in the United States. The agreement announced last week with …

Trial in Fatal New Mexico Movie Shooting to Focus on How Live Ammunition Got on Set

The scheduled trial next week of a movie weapons supervisor in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin may hinge on an enduring mystery: How did live ammunition find its way onto the set of a film set …

Missouri DCI Highlights Cost, Lack of Earthquake Coverage in High-Risk Areas

The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) issued an Earthquake Survey in December 2023 that shows a lack of understanding about risk and insurance coverage is a problem, while the cost and lack of available earthquake insurance coverage in …

Nevada Jury Awards $130M to 5 People With Liver Damage After Drinking Bottled Water

A Nevada jury awarded about $130 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by five people who suffered liver damage after drinking bottled water marketed by a Las Vegas-based company before the product was recalled from store shelves in 2021. …

AM Best Says Losses from California Storms Largely Uninsured, Underinsured

The economic losses from the latest round of California storms will be significant, with many of these losses may not be insured because only 2% of California residents have purchased flood insurance, David Blades, associate director, industry research and analytics, …

Family of Black Girls Handcuffed, Held at Gunpoint in Colorado Reach $1.9M Settlement

The four Black girls lay facedown in a parking lot, crying “no” and “mommy” as a police officer who had pointed her gun at them then bent down to handcuff two of their wrists. The youngest wore a pink tiara …