A utility company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes will plead guilty tobreaking federal pipeline safety laws and pay a $53 million fine, federal officials said Wednesday.
He remains in custody — but not quite in prison. Harvey Weinstein is now in his second full day of lockup after he his rape conviction on Monday. Technically, he is in a prison facility at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, being treated for high blood pressure and heart palpitations. His lawyer says it’s like a regular hospital room, but a former corrections official says it’s a jail, all right. Once Weinstein’s symptoms are under control, he gets shipped to Rikers Island — the city’s largest and most notorious jail. He will remain there until he is sentenced next month — they he will be shipped off to prison to serve a term that could be as much as 29 years.
Michael Liedtke and Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 11:05pm
A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation.
Steve Peoples, Meg Kinnard and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 10:19pm
Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight.
Officials for a salvage company suing to halt demolition of an overturned cargo ship on the Georgia coast appeared to back away Tuesday from claims that sawing the vessel into enormous chunks would cause an “environmental catastrophe.”
Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 4:43pm
PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson blamed negligence by the company's past management for a cascade of catastrophes that killed nearly 140 people as he tried to persuade California regulators Tuesday that he is steering the utility to make safety its top priority.
John Antczak, Associated Press | PostedFeb 25th - 4:01pm
Virgin Galactic has received nearly 8,000 online reservations of interest since its first successful test flight into space 14 months ago, the company said Tuesday as it nears commercial operation and prepares to reopen ticket sales.