News That Matters

Tag: victims

Sudanese gov’t reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

Sudanese gov’t reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

World
Sudan's transitional government says it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism listBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 10:12 AM4 min readCAIRO -- Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and improve relations with the West. At the time of the Oct. 12, 2000 attack in the Yemeni port of Aden that killed 17 sailors and wounded more than three dozen others, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Today, Sudan's interim authorities...
Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

Health
The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the companyBy GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated PressJanuary 24, 2020, 9:49 PM4 min read State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot. On Friday, the federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file a claim against the company. That includes governments, entities such as hospitals and, for the first time, individuals who have personal injury claims. It's not clear how much money might be at stake. Purdue reached an agreement with some states and local ...
Weinstein: Arquette will be in court to support alleged victims

Weinstein: Arquette will be in court to support alleged victims

Entertainment
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial begins on Monday and actress Rosanna Arquette will be in court to support his alleged victims.The former Hollywood producer is facing five charges relating to two women - all of which he denies - including two of rape. If convicted he could face a life sentence. Image: Weinstein denies the charges against him Arquette has accused Weinstein of derailing her career after she resisted his advances and was one of first of dozens of women to come forward and tell her story in 2017.Ahead of the New York trial she said: "I think either way, whatever happens, it's still going to be hard for the people that came forward, in terms of retaliation. He's all about that. ...
Australian bushfires: Pink donates $500K, Bindi Irwin cares for animal victims

Australian bushfires: Pink donates $500K, Bindi Irwin cares for animal victims

Entertainment
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and songwriter Pink announced Saturday she donated $ 500,000 to help fight the bushfires in Australia. "I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $ 500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz," the recording artist tweeted. Pink also posted a list of websites for fire departments where people may send money if they want to help. I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $ 500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends...
Vietnam receives last of 39 remains of trafficking victims

Vietnam receives last of 39 remains of trafficking victims

World
The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month have been repatriated to their home countryBy HAU DINH Associated PressNovember 30, 2019, 9:49 AM2 min read The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. Photos by the official Vietnam News Agency showed the arrival at the Hanoi airport of 16 bodies and seven urns, which had been flown from London. They were loaded into ambulances on a foggy morning for a trip to their hometowns in several provinces in northern and central Vietnam. The bodies were found Oct. 23 in the English town of Grays, east of London. Police said the victims were aged between 15 and 44. While no cause of death has...