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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

China finds armyworm pest in corn crops in Gansu province

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China has found the destructive fall armyworm in corn crops in the northwestern province of Gansu, the local government said on Monday, further stoking fears about damage to the country’s grain output. The pest, which was found in crops near Longnan city in southern Gansu, has now spread to 20 provinces and Read More

Nestle Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste cleanup

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PARIS (Reuters) – Nestle’s (NESN.S) bottled water division Nestle Waters, owner of Perrier and Vittel, said it would team up with Canada’s Ocean Legacy Foundation to help to clean up plastic pollution. Consumer goods companies, such as Nestle, are under pressure to do more to reduce the waste their business generates as consumers become increasingly Read More

‘Superfires’ warning follows Europe’s killer heatwave

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A global conservation group has warned of faster-spreading “superfires” across Europe in the wake of heatwaves and droughts. The longer periods of hot weather and reduced rainfall are seen by many as symptoms of climate change. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which issued the warning, has said the current approach to tackling wildfires in the Read More

WWF warns of worsening ‘superfires’ across Europe

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FILE PHOTO: Firefighters are seen near wildfires in Alto de la Centenera, near Cuevas del Valle, Spain June 29, 2019 in this still image taken from a video obtained by social media. Christopher Moreira via REUTERS/File Photo MADRID (Reuters) – Global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Thursday of the risks from new Read More