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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors...


Scientists find no new foreign species in Alaska harbor

WHITTIER, Alaska (AP) — The hunt for new species that are not indigenous to the waters near Valdez, Alaska, turned up empty, which scientists said "was great news." Scientists with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center reported their findings to the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council last month after scouring the waters for foreign...