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Plaintiff DeWayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer, leaves a courtroom in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. A San Francisco judge said in a tentative ruling Wednesday that she would order a new trial in a $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto brought by Johnson. (AP Photo/Paul Elias)
October 10, 2018 - 8:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer. San Francisco Superior Court...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, a limousine, left, has landed in the woods following a fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y. Kim Lisinicchia tells CBS in an interview aired on Wednesday, Oct. 10, that her husband, Scott, had stated several times that he needed a different vehicle but then trusted the company's assurances that its "cars were all right." (Tom Heffernan Sr. via AP, File)
October 10, 2018 - 12:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The widow of a limousine driver involved in a New York state crash that killed 20 people says her husband had expressed concerns about the company's vehicles. Kim Lisinicchia told CBS in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that there were several times she heard her husband,...
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October 10, 2018 - 5:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google has appealed a record $5 billion fine that European Union authorities levied against the tech giant for allegedly abusing the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors. A spokesman for the company, Al Verney, confirmed Wednesday that the company has...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea is seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone during a press tour in Paju, South Korea. South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, said the water is being supplied to a liaison office between the countries that opened in Kaesong in September 2018 and has been provided to the town's residents as well. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
October 10, 2018 - 2:15 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 3:10 p.m. South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 09, 2018 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. Founded in 2015 in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tiny Montana hometown,...
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FILE - This file photo taken May 25, 2013, shows an aerial view of Colstrip power plants 1,2,3 & 4 and the Westmoreland coal mines near Colstrip, Mont. Westmoreland Coal Co. of Englewood, Colo., filed for bankruptcy Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, to deal with steep debt and declining world demand. Company officials say the Chapter 11 filing is part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed group of lenders. Company officials say operations won't be interrupted and there are no expected staff reductions. Westmoreland has coal mines in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Ohio, North Dakota and Texas and a coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 3:41 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Asian markets are mixed after the IMF downgraded its economic outlook, citing rising interest rates and mounting tensions over trade. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 08, 2018 - 11:48 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets are mixed after the IMF downgraded its economic outlook, citing rising interest rates and mounting tensions over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 1.1 percent to 23,513.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.3 percent to 26,289.24. The Shanghai...
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Family members and friends gather for a candlelight vigil memorial at Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The memorial honored 20 people who died in Saturday's fatal limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 08, 2018 - 9:33 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn't have been on the road, and the driver wasn't properly licensed, New York's governor said Monday. The state moved to shut down the owner,...
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This image provided by Facebook shows the company's product called Portal Plus. Facebook is marketing the device as a way for its more than 2 billion users to chat with one another without having to fuss with positioning and other controls. (Facebook via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 4:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an internet-connected camera sold by a company with a...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump poses for members of the media with then White House Communications Director Hope Hicks on her last day before he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Hicks is taking on a similar role at the new Fox company, meaning she'll supervise messaging at her former boss' favorite television network. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 08, 2018 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump's former communications chief Hope Hicks is taking on a similar role at the new Fox company, meaning she'll supervise messaging at her former boss' favorite television network. The new company, being created by the shedding of many of 21st Century Fox's entertainment...
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