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Airplane crash in SE Georgia kills Prattville native and his fellow flight school student
A Prattville, Ala., native was one of two men killed earlier this week when the single-engine airplane they were flying in crashed into a marshy area about four miles from Brunswick, Ga.
Autopsy finds baby boy poisoned after accidentally eating laundry detergent pods
An autopsy of a 7-month-old Florida boy has confirmed that his death was the result of poisoning after ingesting a laundry detergent packet, the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s office announced.
Florida hospital to pay up to $90 million to partially settle whistleblower’s fraud allegations
ORLANDO, Fla.—A Florida Hospital reached an agreement with the U.S. government Monday that resolves part of a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing the health care facility of engaging in illegal kickback schemes with cancer doctors and neurosurgeons and admitting patients unnecessarily.
Appeals court rejects BP’s bid to rewrite oil spill settlement terms
Businesses seeking compensation for losses caused by BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the disaster to collect payments, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
BP fails to delay oil-spill compensation to seafood works
NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal judge on Wednesday denied BP’s request to suspend payments to seafood industry claimants seeking oil spill compensation from a $2.3-billion fund, saying BP’s allegations of fraud against a lawyer representing some of the claimants
Researchers find a dolphin population in crisis after BP oil spill
Researchers who recently completed the first major study of dolphin health after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill flooded the Gulf of Mexico with 206 million gallons of oil in 2010 say what’s left of the dolphin population in Louisiana’s Barataria
Latest Gulf oil disasters portend bigger problems for the future, conservationists say
Dozens of workers were evacuated from a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico Jan. 30 after it began spewing methane gas into the air and continued out of control into the next day. Although no workers were reportedly
BP oil spill toxicity damaging hearts in Gulf tuna, new scientific study finds
A new study of the BP oil spill’s lingering effects on Gulf of Mexico marine life has found that a chemical contained in the crude oil interferes with heart cells in tuna, exposing fish populations to higher risk of disruptions
Personal injury lawsuits piling up against makers of blood thinner Plavix
Personal and financial injury lawsuits involving the blood thinner Plavix are piling up in New Jersey against the drug’s makers, with 73 currently in the multidistrict litigation with at least another 14 being considered for transfer. The lawsuits allege the