BERLIN— German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said Sunday. MH17 was shot down July 17 over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, with 298 people killed.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Congress' must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration's request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border— even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.
Checks ranging from $869 to $10 million were sent beginning Monday to more than 493,000 people by the administrators of the $3.4 billion settlement from a class-action lawsuit filed by Elouise Cobell of Browning, Montana. Some $941 million is being distributed in this second round of payments, plaintiffs' attorney David Smith said Thursday.
A San Diego judge has tentatively ruled that a local government agency can deny Robertson's request for scans on his own vehicle under California's open records law because the information pertains to police investigations. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal heard additional arguments in the case Friday and plans to issue a final decision soon.
The bills adopted Thursday are unlikely to be taken up in the Democratic-controlled Senate, and both face veto threats from the White House. They had already been passed by the House as separate legislation but stalled in the Senate.
BELL, Florida— Florida sheriff: Grandfather shoots, kills 6 grandchildren, his daughter and himself.
NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters)- Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer told jurors on Thursday during closing arguments at the bank's trial on civil charges under the U.S. anti-terrorism law.
LAWYER FOR HOLDOUTS IN ARGENTINE DEBT CASE SAYS LOWER COURT'S INJUNCTION DOES NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN BONDS BASED ON DENOMINATION OR LAW UNDER WHICH THEY WERE ISSUED.
Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.
CIRCUIT JUDGE SAYS DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HOW CITIGROUP CAN "SERIOUSLY ARGUE" ARGENTINE LAW BONDS ARE NOT COVERED BY LOWER COURT INJUNCTION.
District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco said Uber must face multiple civil counts, including an allegation the company violated California's unfair competition laws. San Francisco- based Uber raised $1.2 billion from mutual funds and other investors in a June funding round, which valued the fast-growing service at $18.2 billion at the time.
Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims.
Oxfam America also sued the SEC over delays on the rule in 2012.. A few months later, the SEC adopted a final rule. They also said the SEC misinterpreted the law by forcing the public disclosure of detailed payments to governments- a provision that they said could harm companies because such disclosures are illegal in certain countries, such as China and Angola.
NEW YORK— A U.S. jury was asked Thursday to decide whether executives at Jordan- based Arab Bank should be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000 s that left several Americans dead or wounded, part of a high-stakes legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,.
POLLOCK PINES, Calif.— California wildfire shows explosive growth, more than doubling in size to 111 square miles.
Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies into law on Wednesday, but the regulations come at a far lower cost to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.
Sept 17- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 17- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA must accept Brazil's state-run Petrobras as a partner in their Gato do Mato offshore oil prospect under new Brazilian law, the country's top oil regulator said Wednesday, a move that could strip Shell of operational control of the resource. She spoke at an oil industry event in Rio de Janeiro.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank's ability to operate for another nine months.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The U.S. Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax law writers on Wednesday both urged colleagues to renew a set of expired federal tax breaks, many of which support renewable energy. "We are optimistic that Congress will pass tax extenders," said David Ward, spokesman for the American Wind Energy Association.
In a speech before New York University School of Law, Holder made some of his most extensive comments yet on how the department might better prosecute white-collar crime, proposing larger rewards for Wall Street whistleblowers and more FBI agents with forensic accounting expertise.