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Month: May 2023

Judge dismisses criminal charges against California energy company in 2020 fatal wildfire

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday dismissed all charges against Pacific Gas & Electric in connection to a 2020 fatal wildfire sparked by its equipment that destroyed hundreds of homes and killed four people, including an 8-year-old. The utility also reached a $50 million settlement agreement with the Shasta County District Attorney’s

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Grand jury charges ex-GOP candidate with election interference in shootings on lawmakers’ homes

By MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A failed political candidate has been indicted on federal charges including election interference in connection with a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of state and local lawmakers in Albuquerque. A grand jury indictment was unsealed Wednesday that takes aim at failed former Republican

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House on track to raise debt ceiling and avert default, with Biden and McCarthy confident of passage

By LISA MASCARO, KEVIN FREKING, STEPHEN GROVES and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — To avert a dangerous U.S. default, the House was heading toward approval of a debt ceiling and budget cuts package late Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy assembled a bipartisan coalition of centrist Democrats and Republicans against

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Corporate Amazon workers protest company’s climate impact and return-to-office mandate in walkout

By ED KOMENDA Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Telling executives to “strive harder,” hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what they decried as the company’s lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return-to-office mandate during a lunchtime demonstration at its Seattle headquarters Wednesday. The protest came a week after Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting

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