A 24-year-old man was charged with murder on Tuesday after the body of a woman, believed to be that of a college student who went missing a month ago, was found in a cornfield in rural Iowa, state investigators said.
A judge on Monday ordered Michigan’s top health official, Nick Lyon, to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter charges in two deaths linked to the Flint water crisis.
Genesee District Judge David Goggins determined that there was probable cause that Lyon committed involuntary manslaughter against Robert Skidmore and John Snyder in 2015. The two men died during an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, which researchers have connected to the devastating use of improperly treated water in Flint starting in 2014.
Lyon, the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, is the highest-ranking official in the state to stand trial in connection with the catastrophe. An additional 14 current or former state and local officials have been criminally charged in connection with the water issues.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7), we said from the start, was going to be the most ambitious ever, and when it comes to programming, there’s no question the Disrupt SF agenda eclipses anything we’ve done in the past. There are two BIG stages, plus two speaker Q&A stages, workshops and a Startup Showcase stage, where the top exhibiting startups will tell their stories. We published the agenda back in early July, but we’ve also added dozens of sessions since then for a total of 77 on the Disrupt stages. You can always check out the complete and up-to-date agenda. Here is a sampling of what you might have missed since we originally posted the agenda.
On the Disrupt stages:
In the 30 audience-driven Q&A sessions with speakers, including..
In the workshops:
The Qualité Fleurier is so-named because it is an example of a watch that has achieved a rare quality mark that is shared by only four elite Swiss brands, all of whom make their watches in the village of Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers region of Switzerland.
The former Trump campaign chief is found guilty on multiple tax and bank fraud charges.
WASHINGTON — The United States says it will impose preliminary anti-dumping duties on large-diameter welded pipe from Canada and five other countries.
The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will collect 24.38 per cent cash deposits on imports from Canada that were worth almost US$180 million in 2017.
The other countries being hit with duties include China, Greece, India, Korea, and Turkey, with penalties ranging from 3.45 per cent for Turkey to over 132 per cent for China.
The U.S. department says it determined that exporters from those countries have sold pipe at less than fair value in the United States.
Final duty determinations are to be announced in early November for the China and India investigations and in January for Canada and the other three countries.
The department says enforcement of U.S. trade law is a primary focus of the Trump administration, noting it has initiated 120 new investigations since the president came to office, more than double the previous administration.