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Lebanon Officials Ignored Warnings on Chemical Tied to Blast

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The volatile chemical suspected of causing the deadly explosion that flattened Lebanon’s main port had been lying in storage there for six years despite warnings from customs officials about its hazards, documents show. The ammonium nitrate — equivalent to 1,800 … Source: Claims Journal

Heaviest One-Day August Rain in 47 Years Slams Mumbai

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The heaviest one-day rain in August in 47 years in Mumbai, home to India’s financial markets and the central bank, inundated large parts of the mega city and disrupted businesses and services. The Colaba weather station recorded 33.2 centimeters (13 … Source: Claims Journal

J&J Stung by New Jersey Court Ruling Reviving Talc Cancer Claims

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A New Jersey appeals court’s decision to revive two lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder of causing cancer may lead to the reinstatement of about 1,000 suits targeting the talc-based product. A three-judge panel of the New Jersey … Source: Claims Journal

Appeals Panel Rejects Suit Over Abandoned Mine Shaft Death

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DENVER — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an … Source: Claims Journal

Most Evacuations Lifted Near Huge Southern California Fire

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BANNING, Calif. — Authorities on Tuesday lifted most evacuation orders as firefighters made slow progress against a huge blaze in the Southern California mountains that forced thousands of people from their homes. The wildfire straddling Riverside and San Bernardino counties … Source: Claims Journal

Glass Maker Seeks to Seize Venezuela-Owned Oil Tanker to Collect Award

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NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY — U.S. glass manufacturer O-I Glass Inc is seeking to seize an oil tanker owned by Venezuela to collect part of a $500 million arbitration award it won after the 2010 expropriation of two manufacturing plants, according … Source: Claims Journal

FAA Proposes Fine of $1.25M on Boeing for Pressuring Workers at Airplane Plant

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WASHINGTON/SEATTLE –The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it was proposing to fine Boeing Co $1.25 million after the agency alleged Boeing managers at its South Carolina plant exerted undue pressure on workers who handle safety oversight work on … Source: Claims Journal

Report on Electric Storage Explosion Highlights Danger of a Growing Technology

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An investigation into the cause of an explosion at an Arizona energy storage facility that injured four firefighters confirms what engineers had feared: Packing lithium-ion batteries tightly together can spark a chain reaction that can cause catastrophic damage and endanger … Source: Claims Journal

The Odds of Catching Covid on a Flight Are Slim: Viewpoint

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If you decide to fly, the odds that you will pick up Covid-19 are low, according to one expert analysis. Despite the known dangers of crowded, enclosed spaces, planes have not been the sites of so-called superspreading events, at least … Source: Claims Journal

Florida Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Masterminding Twitter Hack

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A 17-year-old Florida boy accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc, including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, pleaded not guilty to charges on Tuesday. Graham Clark told Circuit … Source: Claims Journal