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Authorities: At Least $3B to Clear Debris from Homes Destroyed By California Wildfires

State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the …

Firms to Pay $9M to Settle Suit Over Damages in 2012 California Wildfire

Officials say a construction company and a logging firm have collectively agreed to pay $9 million for damages resulting from a 2012 wildfire that burned more than 1,600 acres of national forest land in Northern California. The U.S. Attorney’s office …

Attorneys for Wrong-Way Arizona Driver Blame Agency for Crash, Injuries

Attorneys for a wrong-way driver say an Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant is responsible for a crash that injured the driver and the sergeant. Patricia Carvalho is facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated DUI and endangerment. The Los Ranchos, …

Indiana Man Suffers Brain Injuries, Seeks Damages

A northwestern Indiana man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he suffered a traumatic brain injury when a police officer ran a red light and struck his vehicle in 2016. Carlos Gallegos-Esqueda of Hammond is suing the Lake County Sheriff’s …

Woman Sues Hospital in New Mexico for Resuscitating Her

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit last week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe’s …

Hawaii Honeymooners Sue Over Hotel Workers Strike

A North Carolina couple has filed a class-action lawsuit saying they should have been warned about a Hawaii hotel workers’ strike before their honeymoon. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Dr. Ovais Inamullah and Sana Khalique booked a five-night stay at The …

California Wildfire Update: Thousands Flee, More Than 50K Without Power

Fanned by hot, dry winds, wildfires north of San Francisco and near Los Angeles have forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 people in the state, including Malibu, the coastal enclave of the rich and famous. The fires cover about …

San Francisco High-Rise Fire Doused Without Injuries

A fire engulfed five floors of a San Francisco high-rise but authorities say nobody was hurt and the blaze was quickly doused. The Fire Department says the blaze hit the 25-story building in the Financial District Monday afternoon. Firefighter helped …

Farmers in Hawaii Lost $28M Because of Volcano

A survey of Big Island farmers has found that they suffered nearly $28 million in damages because of the months-long eruption earlier this year of the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported. The survey of 46 farmers by University …

Firefighters Sue Southern California Gas Company Over Toxic Leak

Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak have sued the Southern California Gas Co., saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well …