JUUL Labs Reaches $14.5M Settlement With AZ Over Youth-Targeted Marketing

E-cigarette company JUUL Labs has reached a $14.5 million settlement with the state of Arizona. The settlement comes after the state filed a lawsuit in 2020 alleging the company targeted young people in its campaign ads without letting them know about the risks associated with vaping. Republican Attorney General Mark... Read More »

U.S. Set to Agree to $130 Mil Settlement With Families of Victims in Parkland Shooting

The United States government has neared a settlement with the families of victims and survivors of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. On Valentine’s day in 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz walked into his Parkland, Florida, high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and went on a shooting rampage that... Read More »

Despite Recent San Francisco Retail Theft Stings, Data Indicates Rates on the Decline

Over the past week, San Francisco has been the target of brazen organized crime retail theft. Last Saturday, roughly 80 individuals rushed into a Nordstrom store just outside of San Francisco in the city of Walnut Creek and made off with over $200,000 worth in merchandise, according to officials. The... Read More »

Kevin Strickland Exonerated After Serving 43 Years Behind Bars

Missouri man Kevin Strickland has been released from prison after serving 43 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Immediately after Senior Judge James Welsh filed his ruling that set aside Strickland’s conviction Tuesday morning, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office filed a Notice of Dismissal that ordered... Read More »

Darrell Brooks Faces Murder Charges after Deadly Wisconsin Parade

A holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, turned deadly over the weekend when a red SUV plowed through a crowded street after residents came together to celebrate the holiday season. The red SUV is seen on the city’s live-streamed footage speeding through the town's Main Street. Moments later, it came to... Read More »

Two of the 17 Haitian Hostages Have Been Released From Captivity

Two missionaries who were held hostage in Haiti have been released according to Ohio-based missionary group Christian Aid Ministries. In a statement released Monday, the group details, “As we rejoice about the two hostages who were released over the weekend, we continue to pray for the fifteen who are still... Read More »

Seattle Doctor Found Guilty of $3.5 Mil CARES Act Fraud

A Seattle doctor has been found guilty of fraudulently seeking at least $3.5 million in COVID-19 relief funds during the pandemic. 41-year-old Eric R. Shibley was convicted by a federal jury last week of submitting false loan applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan... Read More »

Shoe Brand Vans Sues Walmart Over Sneaker Knockoff

Popular shoe brand Vans is suing big-box giant Walmart over sneakers that appear to be a knockoff of Van’s most popular shoe lineup. In a complaint filed earlier this week, Vans alleges that Walmart’s in-house brands Time and Tru, Wonder Nation, and No Boundaries have made it a habit to... Read More »

U.S. Judge OKs Boeing Settlement for Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Crash Claims

A US judge has approved a settlement Boeing introduced to the families of the 157 victims killed in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash. As part of the settlement, Boeing agrees to liability for compensatory damages brought forward in lawsuits filed by the victims’ families. After introducing the settlement,... Read More »

Will The Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up? Bitcoin’s ‘Trial of the Century’ Enters Third Week

The identity of Bitcoin's founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, has been one of the digital finance world’s greatest mysteries. This week, a trial is underway in a Florida court that could finally unveil who Nakamoto is. For many Bitcoin fanatics, this civil suit is considered to be the trial of the century.... Read More »

North Carolina Man, Dontae Sharpe, Pardoned After Serving 24 Years in Prison

North Carolina resident Dontae Sharpe is now a free man after serving 24 years behind bars for a murder that he did not commit. North Carolina's Governor, Roy Cooper, announced last week that Sharpe would be granted a pardon of innocence for his wrongful conviction. Sharpe will also be paid... Read More »

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