Bankruptcy trial tries to unravel who is responsible for collapse of ritzy Montana resort

Founders of ritzy Montana club trade accusations

MISSOULA, Mont. — The founders of the Yellowstone Club are trading blame over who is responsible for the financial collapse of the Montana haven for the rich that has fallen more than $400 million into debt.

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Environmental groups sue feds, claiming expansion of drilling in NM threatens air quality

BLM, Forest Service sued over air pollution in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Environmentalists claim in a lawsuit that federal agencies violated the law by approving plans that would expand oil and gas development in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin — one of the nation’s largest natural gas fields.

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Bakery group leader indicted in murders of gunned-down Oakland journalist, 2 others

Bakery group leader accused of ordering 3 murders

OAKLAND, Calif. — The former leader of an Oakland community group and an associate were indicted on three first-degree murder counts Wednesday involving the killing of a journalist investigating the group and two other deaths.

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O.J. Simpson trial witness and Dr. Phil settle defamation lawsuit filed in Los Angeles

O.J. Simpson witness and Dr. Phil settle case

LOS ANGELES — There’s a settlement in the defamation lawsuit filed against Dr. Phil by a witness in O.J. Simpson’s robbery case.

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Meijer Inc. to pay $1.5M to settle illegal campaign lawsuit brought by Michigan township

Meijer to pay $1.5M for involvement in Mich. town

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Meijer Inc. has agreed to pay $1.5 million to Michigan township officials related to unreported donations for a ballot initiative on a proposed store.

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Philly mom, guilty in starvation death of disabled teen, wishes she did more ‘to save her’

Mom pleads guilty in starvation of disabled girl

PHILADELPHIA — A mother of 10 pleaded guilty Wednesday in the starvation death of her disabled daughter, but her lawyer said social workers and city officials share the blame.

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TB patient at center of 2007 scare sues Centers for Disease Control over privacy claims

Attorney in 2007 tuberculosis scare sues CDC

ATLANTA — An Atlanta attorney at the center of an international health scare when he flew to Europe for his wedding even though he was infected with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is suing federal health officials, claiming they invaded his privacy.

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Justice Department says Dutch airline executive to plead guilty in cargo price-fixing

Airline exec to plead guilty in price-fixing probe

WASHINGTON — A Dutch airline executive will plead guilty, serve jail time and pay a fine for conspiring to fix cargo rates on international air shipments, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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5th plotter in Fort Dix case gets 33-year sentence; 4 others sentenced to life terms

5th plotter in Fort Dix case gets 33-year sentence

CAMDEN, N.J. — The fifth man convicted of plotting to kill military personnel at Fort Dix in New Jersey has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.

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NY investment adviser pleads not guilty to federal charges accusing him of $413M Ponzi scheme

Not guilty plea in $413 million NY Ponzi scheme

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A New York businessman has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he ran a $413 million Ponzi scheme that fleeced more than 6,000 people.

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