Biden returns to his Scranton roots to pitch tax plan

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returns to his childhood hometown of Scranton on Tuesday to open three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania, capitalizing on the opportunity to work the battleground state while Donald Trump spends the week in a New York City courtroom for his first criminal trial. The Democratic president plans to … Read more

What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself. A New Mexico judge on Monday found that … Read more

Trump trial: Why can’t Americans see or hear what is going on inside the courtroom?

[ad_1] NEW YORK — It’s a moment in history — the first U.S. president facing criminal charges in an American courtroom. Yet only a handful of observers are able to see or even hear what is going on. Instead, most of the nation is getting news of former President Donald Trump‘s hush money trial secondhand. … Read more

Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers’ help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical bills introduced in Iowa, Missouri and Idaho this year — … Read more

Asbestos victim’s dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet’s railroad

[ad_1] HELENA, Mont. — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this getting worse,” the retired middle school … Read more

Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

[ad_1] A judge in Texas is set to hear arguments Monday in rap star Travis Scott’s request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. Scott headlined the concert during which 10 people were killed as authorities and festival organizers responded to a massive crowd surge and tried to … Read more

Gun supervisor for ‘Rust’ movie to be sentenced for fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on set

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. — A movie weapons supervisor is facing up to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” with her sentencing scheduled for Monday in a New Mexico state court. Movie armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was convicted in March … Read more

Executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate plans to fight payout to the families of Brown and Goldman

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded by a California civil jury nearly three decades ago in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson’s will … Read more

Learn more about O.J. Simpson: The TV, movies, books and podcasts about the trial of the century

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The story of O.J. Simpson’s life was inherently cinematic — what started as fodder for a triumphant sports biopic abruptly became something much darker and complex as Simpson slid from fame to infamy following the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. It’s little wonder then that Simpson’s many-chaptered life … Read more

New York county loses bid to prevent state legal challenge of its ban on female transgender athletes

[ad_1] NEW YORK — A county outside New York City has lost its bid to block the state from taking legal action against its ban on women’s and girls teams that include female transgender players, state Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Nusrat Choudhury dismissed Nassau County’s lawsuit seeking to prevent … Read more