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California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. Ashley Avila, 11, plays with her nephew Alexander Avila, 3, outside of their home where Alexander was lead poisoned by lead-based Read More

Iceland needs condoms in SCHOOLS: Doctor raises alarm on syphilis & chlamydia outbreak

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Negligence towards safe sex by Icelanders and the visits by many foreigners have led to the country having the highest rate of syphilis and chlamydia in Europe, its top medic said, urging drastic measures to curb the crisis. Iceland’s chief epidemiologist Thorolfur Gudnason suggested that condoms should be distributed in Icelandic schools. There are a Read More

Sparrows Group secures approved supplier status from Saudi Aramco

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7/16/2019 ABERDEEN — Global specialist equipment and integrated engineering services company, Sparrows Group, has bolstered its position in Saudi Arabia after securing vendor approval status from the national oil company, Saudi Aramco. The approval allows recently formed local entity, Sparrows Saudi Arabia LLC, to deliver its full portfolio of services to Saudi Aramco including drilling Read More

Oklahoma at trial’s end says opioid ‘kingpin’ J&J fueled epidemic

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NORMAN, Okla. (Reuters) – Lawyers for the state of Oklahoma on Monday compared Johnson & Johnson to a drug cartel leader as they sought to hold the drugmaker responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic in the first trial to result from lawsuits over the crisis. The Johnson & Johnson logo is displayed on a Read More

Oklahoma, J&J to wrap up first trial over opioid crisis

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(Reuters) – Oklahoma’s attorney general is expected on Monday to urge a judge to find Johnson & Johnson responsible for flooding the market with painkillers and fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, as the first trial in nationwide litigation over the drug crisis comes to an end. The Johnson & Johnson logo is displayed on a Read More

California governor signs bill for $21 billion wildfire fund

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill approved by lawmakers a day earlier that creates a $21 billion fund to help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state’s other investor-owned utilities cover liabilities arising from future wildfires caused by their equipment. FILE PHOTO: A lineman from Pacific Gas & Electric Read More

‘Absolute monster bluffer’: Poker AI smashes elite human players after 8 days of training

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The list of things that AI can do better than us mere humans has a new addition: bluffing in a Texas Hold ’em poker game. And it was amazingly cheap to train and operate, unlike some previous algorithmic champion players. Human players simply didn’t stand a chance against Pluribus, an AI system developed by researchers Read More

California lawmakers approve legislation for $21 billion wildfire fund

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday to create a $21 billion fund to help utilities in the state pay for claims arising from future wildfires sparked by their equipment, tackling a top issue for the state. FILE PHOTO: Firefighters keep watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills and canyons outside Read More

Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes

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(Reuters) – Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun out of the company carried out an illegal scheme to boost sales of an opioid addiction treatment. The settlement, the largest by any company related to the U.S. opioid Read More

It’s fine to protect terrorists’ privacy – but then you have no one to blame when they blow you up

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Europe now has to be honest with itself – with enemies in its midst, it can either sacrifice some of the legal rights it holds so dear, or tolerate the deaths of innocents as a price worth paying for keeping its principles. The decision to pay €500 to Salah Abdeslam, the last man alive of Read More