Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Roger Herrin, of Harrisburg, was ordered by […]


BP oil logo and Deepwater Horizon oil rig. (AP Photo)

Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A federal judge has appointed former FBI Director Louis Freeh to conduct an investigation of alleged misconduct by a lawyer who worked for the court-supervised administrator of BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement along […]


LA County pays $2m to settle deputy force suits

(AP) – Los Angeles County will pay nearly $2 million to settle lawsuits over use of force by sheriff’s deputies, including a deadly shooting. City News Service says the Board of Supervisors approved the payouts […]


United Airlines settles lawsuit over skycaps' tips

(AP) – United Airlines has settled a lawsuit alleging that companies it contracted to provide skycaps at airports around the country paid them less than minimum wage while not allowing them to keep all of […]