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  • OxyContin drugmaker seeks to dismiss city's lawsuit

    OxyContin drugmaker seeks to dismiss city's lawsuit

    The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging opioid epidemic sparked by illicit trafficking. In a motion filed in federal court in Seattle, attorneys for Purdue...

  • These maps show you the noisiest places to live in California

    These maps show you the noisiest places to live in California

    It’s probably no surprise, but some of the noisier parts of California can be found around airports and freeways. The U.S. Department of Transportation released maps this week measuring transportation-related noise. Anyone who lives near an airport can tell you it’s loud. According to the map,...

  • Man accused of stealing medical van in San Diego with patients still inside

    Man accused of stealing medical van in San Diego with patients still inside

    A man who stole a medical van that was idling outside a hospital in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood was arrested a short distance away while trying to ditch two patients who were still inside, police said. The driver of the American Medical Response shuttle van had stopped at Scripps Mercy Hospital...

  • Judge rejects new trial for 2 men convicted in 'text message' murder case

    Judge rejects new trial for 2 men convicted in 'text message' murder case

    A judge has denied a request for a new trial for two men convicted of murdering a teenager over a text message, finding that the recantations of two key eyewitnesses were not credible. Vahagn Jurian and Zareh Manjikian are serving life sentences for the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Mike Yepremyan,...

  • Fascination over Heaven's Gate cult continues, 20 years after mass suicide

    Fascination over Heaven's Gate cult continues, 20 years after mass suicide

    It happened 20 years ago this month. In a Rancho Santa Fe mansion, Marshall Applewhite, a preacher’s son and former seminarian who had fashioned a religion that merged evangelical Christianity with New Age science fiction, led his followers in a ritualistic “exit” of their human shells. They were...

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