PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

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Obama grants presidential pardons for five, commutes one

President Obama announced a list of pardons on Monday. It is the third such list he has produced during his administration. The president has pardoned five people who were convicted of various offenses and already served their time. The chief executive also commuted one sentence. The presidential right to grant pardons has drawn controversy on […]

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Obama grants pardons to five and commutes one sentence. Image: aflcio/Flickr/CC BY