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Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case, Report

Judge halves $1B award in J&J hip implants case

Judge Halves Jury’s $1B Punitive Damages Award in J&J Hip Implant Case. The suit filed on behalf of six plaintiffs against DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company Johnson & Johnson alleged that the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips that caused the devices to fail prematurely, leaving patients facing surgeries and pain. Jurors started deliberations in the 10-week ... Read More »

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban if Passed

Terry McAuliffe: Virginia Governor Vows to Veto 20-Week Abortion Ban if Passed

Governor Terry McAuliffe promised Wednesday to veto legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “I can’t sit back and have that sitting out the same time I am traveling the globe recruiting businesses to Virginia,” McAuliffe told the Associated Press. “If there’s something that would be damaging toward business, and to our image around the country and ... Read More »

Twin Saves Brother Trapped Under Dresser (Video)

Twin Saves Brother Trapped Under Dresser (Video)

This is the amazing moment a toddler gained superhuman strength to save his twin brother from being crushed by a chest of drawers. A family’s “nanny cam” captured the incredible — yet harrowing — footage: twin brothers Brock and Bowdy are playing on their dresser when it topples over onto them, and Brock is trapped underneath. Bowdy, who was able ... Read More »

Vandalized Hollywood sign now reads ‘Hollyweed’ (Photo)

Vandalized Hollywood sign now reads 'Hollyweed' (Photo)

The famous Hollywood sign was vandalized early new year morning to read “Hollyweed.” Los Angeles police Lt. Guy Juneau told KABC the sign was vandalized by a man seen around 3 a.m. in surveillance video, dressed all in black. He scaled Mount Lee, the peak where the Hollywood sign rests, and draped the “O”s in the sign with black tarps, ... Read More »

Kyriakos Amiridis: Greek ambassador killed by wife’s lover; Brazilian police say

Kyriakos Amiridis: Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover, Brazilian police say

Investigators said Kyriakos Amiridis is thought to have been stabbed to death by 29-year-old police officer Sergio Moreira at the behest of the diplomat’s Brazilian wife, Francoise Amiridis. According to Moreira, he and Mrs Amiridis, 40, were romantically involved and planned the killing together. Yet she has denied any involvement in her husband’s death. One investigator said: ‘She falls into ... Read More »

Cristina Fernandez: Ex-Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Cristina Fernandez: Ex-Argentine president indicted in corruption case

Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been indicted for corruption. A federal judge accused them and other officials of the Fernandez administration of crimes “including the deliberate seizure of funds principally meant for public road works.” Two former aides – ex-Planning Minister Julio de Vido and former Public Works Secretary Jose Lopez – were also named, along with ... Read More »

Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi: Iraqi journalist kidnapped from house

Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi: Iraqi journalist kidnapped from house

Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi, a veteran journalist and employee of the Iraqi Culture Ministry, was taken from her home in Baghdad’s southwestern Saydiyah neighborhood. Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi was seized around 10pm Monday in the Saidiya neighborhood, say security officials. “Eight armed men burst into her house in Saidiya dressed in plain clothes and entered by pretending to belong to the security ... Read More »

Fire in central Itoigawa, Japan engulfs 140 buildings

Fire in central Itoigawa, Japan engulfs 140 buildings

A fire whipped up by strong winds has so far engulfed about 140 buildings in Itoigawa City on the Japan Sea coast. The fire broke out on Thursday around 10.30am at a restaurant in the heart of the city and quickly resulted in a huge column of smoke around 300 meters high. It led to the evacuation of hundreds and ... Read More »

Putin: Andrey Karlov murder ‘provocation’ to hurt Turkey ties

Putin: Andrey Karlov murder 'provocation' to hurt Turkey ties

In a televised statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara a clear provocation aimed at derailing the Syrian peace negotiations. Putin also confirmed that Russia had opened a criminal investigation into the shooting of Andrey Karlov, as well as calling for increased security at its embassies around the globe. In a televised address ... Read More »