Settling a 19-year legal struggle, paint companies have agreed to foot a $305 million bill to clean up lead hazards in California housing. But for areas where lead poisoning remains common, the funds may not go far enough.
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Massachusetts prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault case
Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case accusing former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket bar in 2016 after the alleged victim refused to testify.
Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer
A judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and disclosed that federal prosecutors had ended their investigation of the matter.
U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. penitentiary, a federal judge said on Wednesday after accusing him of "overwhelming evil."
Wall St. falls as CSX results signal damage from trade tensions
U.S. stock indexes fell on Wednesday as weak results from CSX Corp stoked concerns that the protracted trade war between the United States and China could hurt corporate earnings.
Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign.
WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo's Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries.
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