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Once praised, settlement to help sickened BP oil spill workers leaves most with nearly...

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When a deadly explosion destroyed BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 134 million gallons of crude erupted into the sea over the next three months — and tens of thousands of ordinary people were hired to help clean up environmental devastation from the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Lawyers for Nassar assault survivors have reached $100M deal with Justice Department, AP source...

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The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to pay approximately $100 million to settle claims with about 100 people who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

2 jurors dismissed from Trump hush money trial as prosecutors seek to hold ex-president...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two jurors in former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial were dismissed Thursday, one after expressing doubt about her ability to be fair and impartial and the other over concerns that some of his answers in court may not have been accurate.

Movie Review: ‘Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ amps up a true-tale WWII heist

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The latest Guy Ritchie flick “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” has a spine of true story to it, even if it does all it can to amplify a long-declassified World War II tale with enough dead Nazis to make “Inglourious Basterds” blush.

OJ Simpson has been cremated, estate attorney in Las Vegas says. No public memorial...

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former football star and celebrity criminal defendant O.J. Simpson was cremated Wednesday, the lawyer handling his estate said following his death last week at home in Las Vegas at age 76.

April 18, San Francisco’s great earthquake sets off fires, thousands die

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Today is Thursday, April 18, the 109th day of 2024. There are 257 days left in the year.

Alaska Airlines briefly grounds flights due to technical issue

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SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines briefly grounded all flights Wednesday due to a technical issue.

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

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Three court rulings across the U.S. this week delved into laws restricting the rights of transgender kids, including the first time the U.S. Supreme Court has gotten involved in a ban on gender-affirming care.

A neglected burial ground for migrants on Greek island of Lesbos has been given...

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LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Most drowned making the hazardous sea crossing from nearby Turkey, while others died of natural causes in migrant camps on the Greek island of Lesbos.

UK lawmakers back landmark bill to gradually phase out smoking for good

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LONDON (AP) — The British government’s plan for a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking cleared its first hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday despite vocal opposition from within Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party.