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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

 

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder

After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explainedRead More


Vybz Kartel’s appeal


Tamara and Leonard recorded live at Surfers Cafe, Barbados


Russian woman charged in Washington DC with spying on behalf of Moscow

A Russian woman with ties to a US gun lobby has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as a spy for Moscow. Maria Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday at her home in Washington DC and appeared in federal court on Monday, before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. She was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation within the United States, without prior notification to the attorney general. The maximum penalty for conspiracy is five years in prison. Promoted Stories Butina’s lawyer, RobertRead More


Sacha Baron Cohen PRANKS


Villagers revenge death by killing nearly 300 crocodiles

 Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said. Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The head of Indonesia’s Natural Resources Conservation Agency in West Papua said that the 48-year-old victim had entered the crocodile farm and was likely picking grass for animal feed when heRead More


Hawaii volcanic ‘lava bomb’ hits tour boat, 23 injured

A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. One woman’s leg was broken when the “lava bomb,” which spattered out of the water with explosive force as molten rock poured into the ocean, crashed through the roof of the boat into the vessel’s seating area, said Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka. The boat was ableRead More


How Britain turned its back on West Indies great Collis King

England was the scene of Collis King’s greatest moment as a cricketer and, for 44 years, the country he has called home, along with his native Barbados. But King, who helped the West Indies to one of their most famous triumphs – the 1979 World Cup victory at Lord’s – now feels his adopted country is treating him like a “criminal” after being effectively deported on a technicality surrounding a visa application. King is currently stuck in Barbados, separated from his British wife and unable to return to England toRead More