The routine back operation Bob Deslauriers had in 1987 was supposed to fix damage wrought by a rugby-playing youth. Two decades after the fact, it nearly killed him.
The 58-year-old unknowingly received a tainted blood transfusion during the surgery, and 18 years later discovered the resulting hepatitis C infection had virtually destroyed his liver.
BP has already paid $14 billion to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and $13 billion in compensation for the disaster. Now a U.S. appeals court has ruled that it is also liable for as much as $18 billion more in fines for violating U.S. pollution laws.On May 28, in a 2-1 vote, the 5th U.S.
California's attorney general called on a US federal court Tuesday to suspend a ban on gay marriages in the western US state, pending a long-running appeals process.Kamala Harris urged the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an appeal of so-called Proposition 8 is resolved."Prop 8" was a measure approved by Californian voters in a referendum in November 2008, banning same-sex marriage. But last August a judge ruled that Prop 8 violated the US constitution, and appeals are ongoing.
The abuse of heroin in America has gotten a lot of attention lately, but there's another type of drug that is abused far more widely and kills more people than heroin and cocaine combined — prescription pills.
SANTIAGO — A Chilean court is expected to rule unanimously to suspend work on Barrick Gold Corp’s Pascua-Lama gold mine, siding in favour of an appeal lodged by indigenous communities in a fresh blow to the controversial project, a local paper reported on Monday.
El Mercurio said the Copiapo Court of Appeals would issue a ruling later on Monday saying construction can’t go forth until mitigation infrastructure to protect the environment is fully built.