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Yosemite highway closed as crews battle major wildfire

A California wildfire burning out of control at the edge of Yosemite National Park that has killed one firefighter and closed a major route into the park mushroomed overnight as crews fought on Monday to protect a string of small communities.

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Jury orders J&J to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case

A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson & Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages.

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Majority of Puerto Rico power utility board resigns

Five of the seven board members of the bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority resigned on Thursday, effectively leaving the utility with no leadership amid a massive restructuring effort following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.

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TSA screeners win immunity from abuse claims: appeals court

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses.