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Cause of Death Released for Mother, Son Fall at Petco Park in California

San Diego police have determined the causes of death of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third level of San Diego’s Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres …

Woman Missing in Colorado Wildfire Was Last Seen Trying to Save Dogs

As a fast-moving wildfire spread in suburban Denver, an emergency responder warned Edna Nadine Turnbull to evacuate. But the 91-year-old went back inside her home to rescue her dogs. Turnbull and her pets were never seen again. Authorities said Wednesday …

Los Angeles County Sues Warehouse Owner Over Gas Stench

Los Angeles County announced it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a …

J&J Reaches Opioid Settlement with New Mexico

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims that it fueled the opioid epidemic in New Mexico, a state which originally opted against participating in a nationwide settlement resolving thousands of similar …

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ’s Parents Sue Nevada Hospital After His Death

The parents of a five-time champion on the game show “Jeopardy!” are accusing a Las Vegas-area hospital where he underwent abdominal surgery of causing his death in February 2021. Brayden Smith, who died at 24, was one of the last …

Luxury High-Rise in California Tilting 3 Inches Per Year

A 58-story luxury apartment building in San Francisco continues to sink and is tilting about 3 inches per year, the engineer responsible for fixing the troubled building said. At the current rate without a fix, the Millennium Tower in just …

Coast Guard Announces Safety Rules After Deadly California Dive Boat Fire

The Coast Guard has announced new safety rules following the deadly blaze that killed dozens of people on a scuba diving boat off the California coast more than two years ago. The Labor Day 2019 fire that killed 34 people …

Monsanto Pleads Guilty to Pesticide-Related Crimes in Hawaii, to Pay $12M in Fines

The Monsanto Co. pleaded guilty to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines. Monsanto, now owned by German pharmaceutical company Bayer, agreed to plead guilty to the charges in December. U.S. District …

Lawsuit by California Man Says Police Run-In Police Left Him Paralyzed

A 65-year-old Northern California man was paralyzed after being slammed to the ground during a traffic stop where police officers used “pain compliance” techniques and expressed disbelief when he repeatedly cried out “I can’t feel my legs,” according to a …

Gig Driver in California Mauled by K-9 After Missing Rental Payments Suing

A gig driver badly mauled by a police dog is suing a San Francisco area suburb, alleging use of excessive force and violation of civil rights when police stopped him in December 2020 after he had missed car rental payments. …