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For Years, They Blamed Gators. Now She’s Going to Jail for Life

February 9, 2019 |

A Florida woman was jailed for life this week for killing her husband, who for years was thought to have been eaten by alligators, reports NBC News . Denise Williams was sentenced to life without parole Wednesday after a court found in December that she conspired with her then lover 18…
Newser

They Blamed Politics for Their Plot. A Judge Didn’t Buy It

January 26, 2019 |

They blamed America’s divisive politics, but a judge dismissed that. “We have extremely divisive elections because our system is to resolve those through elections and not violence,” said US District Judge Eric Melgren at an emotional hearing Friday for three men convicted of plotting to blow up a Kansas apartment…
Newser

Partner’s Greed Blamed for Murder of California Family

January 8, 2019 |

“Greed, and greed’s child, fraud” were behind the brutal murders of a California family in 2010, San Bernardino County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Sean Daugherty said as the trial of Charles Merritt began Monday. Merritt is accused of beating business partner Joseph McStay, 40, his wife Summer, 43, and their…
Newser

One Faulty Hook Blamed for California’s Massive Fire

December 7, 2018 |

The cause of California’s deadly Camp Fire still has not been officially released, but sources say a single hook may be the culprit. Specifically, a steel hook that held up a high voltage line on a Pacific Gas & Electric transmission tower, sources tell NBC Bay Area . There had already…
Newser

California recommends new restrictions on popular pesticide blamed for harming babies

November 19, 2018 |

California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.

The Department of Pesticide Regulation issued temporary guidelines for chlorpyrifos that include banning it from crop dusting, discontinuing its use on most…


L.A. Times – Business

Lime blamed its fire-prone batteries on Segway’s manufacturing. Segway is pushing back

November 3, 2018 |

Lime, one of the nation’s largest electric-scooter companies, said this week that it pulled thousands of its scooters off the streets this summer, in Los Angeles and beyond, because a small number of defective batteries had the potential to burst into flames.

San Francisco-based Lime said the batteries…


L.A. Times – Business

Millennials Blamed for Travails of American Cheese

October 11, 2018 |

American cheese has been a staple in US kitchens for decades, but Bloomberg reports that its fortunes appear to be heading south. The story also sees one big reason why: Millennials aren’t interested in buying or eating the processed stuff, preferring instead natural cheeses that taste more distinctive even if…
Newser

France Freezes Iranian Assets Over Bomb Plot Blamed on Tehran

October 5, 2018 |

France retaliated for an alleged Iranian terror plot on French soil, seeking to punish Tehran for planning terror activities in Europe even as it tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Blamed for Rapper’s Death, Ariana Grande Takes Action

September 8, 2018 |

Ariana Grande has had enough. Blamed by some Instagram followers for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death on Friday, the 25-year-old disabled comments on her social media feed, reports People . Commenters hurled lowballs like “You lowkey evil,” “Damn u killed the homie,” and “I HOPE YOURE [sic] HAPPY WITH PETE [Davidson],” according…
Newser