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Sep 22, 2023

Google sued after man using map app drove off bridge

The family of a North Carolina man who died after driving his car off a collapsed bridge while following Google Maps directions is suing the technology giant for negligence, claiming it had been informed of the collapse but failed to update its navigation system.

Alex Murdaugh, wearing handcuffs and an orange t-shirt with "SCDC INMATE" printed on it, stands among a group of older men wearing dark blue suits looking away from him
Sep 21, 2023

Murdaugh pleads guilty to financial crimes — the first time he’s admitted blame to a judge

Convicted murderer and former high-profile attorney Alex Murdaugh did something Thursday he hasn’t done in the two years since his life of privilege and power started to unravel — plead guilty to a crim

Eric Simmons, left, and Demetrius Smith
Sep 20, 2023

Maryland apologizes to man wrongly convicted of murder, agrees to payment for years in prison

A man wrongly convicted of two separate violent crimes will be compensated by the state of Maryland after spending years behind bars, including over a year after he had been proven innocent.

Rudy Giuliani (right) speaks into a group of microphones as reporters crowd around him
Sep 19, 2023

Giuliani sued by former lawyer, accused of failing to pay $1.36M in legal bills

Rudy Giuliani's former lawyer sued him Monday, alleging the ex-New York City mayor has paid only a fraction of nearly $1.6 million in legal fees he's racked up from investigations into his efforts to keep Donald Trump in the White House.

Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field are seen in Bakersfield, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2015
Sep 18, 2023

California lawsuit says oil giants deceived public on climate, seeks funds for storm damage

The state of California filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels now faulted for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage, officials said Saturday.

William Null gestures with his hands while seated and speaking during a trial in a courtroom
Sep 15, 2023

Jury clears 3 men in last trial tied to the plot to kidnap Whitmer

A jury acquitted three men Friday in the last trial connected to a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that was portrayed as an example of homegrown terrorism on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

Lindsey Graham sits in front of a desk and microphone as he speaks during a hearing
Sep 8, 2023

Georgia special grand jury recommended charges against 39 people, including Sen. Lindsey Graham

A special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results recommended indictments against a much larger group than prosecutors ultimately charged, including one current and two former U.S. senators.

The Google logo in front of the company's London headquarters
Sep 7, 2023

Google reaches tentative settlement with all 50 states over alleged app store monopoly

All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have reached an agreement in principle with Google to settle a lawsuit filed in 2021 over the tech giant’s alleged monopolistic control of the distribution of apps for the software that runs most of the world’s cellphones.

A judge's gavel resting atop several open books with a spotlight on the gavel and block
Sep 7, 2023

Florida man riding human-sized hamster wheel in Atlantic Ocean faces federal charges

A Florida man who was attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a man-made hamster wheel is facing federal charges after it took the U.S. Coast Guard five days to bring him ashore.

Amy Coney Barrett gestures while speaking from a seated position at a conference
Aug 29, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Barrett says she welcomes public scrutiny of court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett told attendees at a judicial conference in Wisconsin that she welcomed public scrutiny of the court. But she stopped short of commenting on whether she thinks the court should change how it operates in the face of recent criticism.

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Aug 24, 2023

Lawsuit settled over widespread abuse of former students at shuttered West Virginia boarding school

A lawsuit that alleged widespread sexual, physical and mental abuse at a now-closed West Virginia boarding school for troubled youths has been settled for about $50 million.

Donald Trump, wearing a blue suit jacket, holds his arms and hands slightly away from his body near his waist as he speaks at an airport
Aug 18, 2023

Trump lawyers seek April 2026 trial date in federal election subversion case

Lawyers for Donald Trump asked a federal judge Thursday to put off until 2026 a trial in Washington on charges that the former president plotted to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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