Explainer: Who faces liability for movie set shooting?

By Brendan Pierson | Reuters Lawsuits seeking to assign civil liability in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins would be most likely to name the “Rust” crew member who inspected the gun, the assistant director who handed it to actor Alec Baldwin and possibly others in the production company, experts said on Wednesday. New… Continue reading Explainer: Who faces liability for movie set shooting?

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Sanctuary takes in abandoned jaguar cub as state seeks those responsible

SAN DIEGO — A 4-month-old jaguar cub is safe at a San Diego County animal sanctuary while state wildlife officials try to track down the people responsible for abandoning the animal. The cub is under the care of the Lions Tigers & Bears exotic animal rescue in Alpine, which shared a brief update Wednesday but… Continue reading Sanctuary takes in abandoned jaguar cub as state seeks those responsible

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California virus cases stop falling, governor urges caution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeve Wednesday and received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot, a move he encouraged others to take as the state heads into the time of year that in 2020 ushered in the deadliest spike of COVID-19 cases. Much has changed since then — 88% of… Continue reading California virus cases stop falling, governor urges caution

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Republican attorneys general criticize Biden vaccine order

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Twenty-one Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday saying they think his COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors “stands on shaky legal ground,” is confusing to contractors and could exacerbate supply-chain problems. They wrote that companies could be blacklisted for federal contracts unless they get… Continue reading Republican attorneys general criticize Biden vaccine order

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AP Sources: Letitia James will run for New York governor

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James plans to run for governor, according to three people directly familiar with her plans who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday. James will enter the race as a formidable candidate for the Democratic nomination just months after issuing a damning report that drove Andrew… Continue reading AP Sources: Letitia James will run for New York governor

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3rd person dies of injuries from Texas drag racing crash

KERRVILLE, Texas (AP) — A third person injured when a drag racer veered into a crowd and crashed during a racing event in Central Texas has died, police said Wednesday. Rebecca Cedillo, 46, of Converse, a San Antonio suburb, died at University Hospital in San Antonio, Kerrville police Sgt. Jonathan Lamb said. Two boys, ages… Continue reading 3rd person dies of injuries from Texas drag racing crash

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Judge won’t stop vaccine mandate for NYC cops, other workers

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a COVID-19 vaccine mandate set to begin Friday for the city’s municipal workforce, denying a police union’s request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Lizette Colon said the mandate can take effect as scheduled while also ordering city officials to appear in… Continue reading Judge won’t stop vaccine mandate for NYC cops, other workers

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Suncor Energy earns $877M on increased production; doubles dividend

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it earned a net profit of $877 million in its latest quarter as it continued to pay down debt and ramp up production in the wake of higher oil prices. The Calgary-based oil producer and refiner reported after markets closed on Wednesday that it earned $0.59 per common share… Continue reading Suncor Energy earns $877M on increased production; doubles dividend

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California high court won’t hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider Brad Pitt’s appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie. The court denied a review of a June appeals court decision that said the private judge hearing the case should be disqualified for failing… Continue reading California high court won’t hear Brad Pitt divorce appeal

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