Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigationThe disclosure in Johnson & Johnson's annual report on Wednesday is the first time that the company disclosed it had received subpoenas from federal agencies regarding its talc powder products. The Justice Department declined to comment and the SEC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.



New York City settles U.S. claims over Superstorm Sandy

New York City settles U.S. claims over Superstorm SandyNew York City reached a $5.3 million settlement on Wednesday to resolve charges it improperly billed the U.S. government for damage to city vehicles caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The accord resolves claims that the city falsely certified to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in May 2014 that the storm had damaged Department of Transportation (DOT) vehicles beyond repair, entitling it to funds for replacements. According to the federal government, many of the 132 passenger, commercial and heavy equipment vehicles covered by the certification had been damaged or left inoperable long before Sandy and were therefore ineligible for indemnification.



U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks

U.S. judge dismisses boys' lawsuit against Trump climate rollbacks(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Pennsylvania boys and an environmental group seeking to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from rolling back regulations addressing climate change, saying the court does not have power to tell the White House what to do.



FBI investigating deadly police raid in Houston

FBI investigating deadly police raid in HoustonOfficers raided a Houston home on Jan. 28 to serve a search warrant looking for narcotics, and in an ensuing shootout the home's occupants, Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, were killed and four officers were wounded by gunfire. In an affidavit for the search warrant, veteran officer Gerald Goines wrote before the raid that a confidential informant had reported buying heroin at the home, according to the Houston Chronicle.



West Virginia teachers to return to work after two-day strike

West Virginia teachers to return to work after two-day strikeThe state's educators, among the lowest-paid in the nation, sparked a wave of U.S. teachers' strikes last year when they walked off the job to demand higher pay. In their latest job action, teachers went on strike on Tuesday to protest a bill in the West Virginia legislature that would have allowed the state's first seven charter schools to open. Although the bill was defeated on Tuesday in the House of Delegates, the strike continued on Wednesday, keeping most of the state's 700 schools closed as teachers rallied to stop lawmakers from reviving the bill.





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