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Lead paint suppliers settle California lawsuit for $305M

Lead paint suppliers settle California lawsuit for $305M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The nation's former major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said Wednesday.
Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

WASHINGTON — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defences against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise.
Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

CHICAGO — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court.
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

NEW YORK — Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S.
Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert

NEW YORK — Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.
Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat

Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat

IRBIL, Iraq — Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara's consulate and one Iraqi civilian, Turkish officials and Kurdish s
Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

CAIRO — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the div

City hopes 'Baby Shark' song will drive homeless away

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility.
Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington.