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Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 10:49pm

Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled region.

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 9:30pm

Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday it has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:48pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announces $13.5 billion settlement with individual Northern California wildfire victims.

Actor Ron Leibman dead at 82

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 8:00pm

Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play Ӏngels in America," has died after an illness. He was 82.

'Typo' may have overvalued Utah home at nearly $1B

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:40pm

Utah officials say a possible dropped phone resulted in a typo that overvalued a home for almost $1 billion.

'Mexico, US, Canada trade talks continue in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:39pm

Mexico’s top trade negotiator wrapped up an 11-hour meeting with his U.S. counterpart Friday night, saying they had not finalized a new trade agreement for Mexico, United States and Canada.

Buttigieg calls on McKinsey to release list of his clients

Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 6:24pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is calling on his former employer McKinsey & Co. to release a list of the clients he served and to free him from a nondisclosure agreement he signed when he worked there a decade ago.

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to resolve fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:35pm

Sweden-based telecommunications company Ericsson will pay over $1 billion as part of a deal to resolve bribery conspiracy charges, prosecutors in New York said Friday.

Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 5:32pm

An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry.

Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:56pm

A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators.

No excessive radiation at Detroit River aggregate spill site

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:40pm

part of the natural channel linking Lakes Huron and Erie, which with the other Great Lakes are experiencing the highest water levels in decades.

Company lays off miners after hiring them from Blackjewel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 4:01pm

A coal producer that purchased multiple Kentucky mines and hired workers from a now-bankrupt company has laid some of the miners off.

Jury finds Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer with ‘pedo guy’ tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:37pm

Jury finds Elon Musk did not defame British cave explorer with ‘pedo guy’ tweet.

Lottery group agreed to pay $1.5M more to jackpot winner

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 3:01pm

A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider.

First Look Photo of Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul in GENIUS: ARETHA

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:50pm

all to really capture Aretha’s attitude and spirit,” said Erivo. “I’m truly humbled to be working alongside a very talented and musical team. Together, we’ll serve the Queen and create something special.”

Court: Landlords can be liable for racially harassed tenants

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:36pm

Landlords can be held liable in limited circumstances under federal law when a tenant racially harasses another tenant, a federal appeals court said Friday.

Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report

Cathy Bussewitz and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:34pm

A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough.

Bipartisan Medicare drug bill gets makeover to lower copays

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:28pm

A bipartisan Senate bill to curb prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients got a makeover Friday to lower copays and make it easier for seniors to budget for their expenses.

Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 6th - 2:17pm

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss.