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Top eight stories for today including Liz Truss has been appointed Britain’s new prime minister; E-cigarette manufacturer Juul agreed to pay $438.5 million to 33 states and Puerto Rico; The second largest public school system in the country was targeted by a cyberattack, and more.


Juul agrees to pay $438.5 million to settle teen vaping probe

Electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs has agreed in principle to pay $438.5 million to 33 states and Puerto Rico, settling an investigation into the company’s marketing and sales practices. 

A Juul electronic cigarette sign hangs in the front window of a bodega convenience store in New York City on June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

Elizabeth Holmes wants new trial, citing regrets of ‘key witness’

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder of Theranos, has asked for a new trial, saying new evidence has been discovered from a remorseful star witness in the fraud trial that ended in her conviction.

Elizabeth Holmes walks into the United States Federal Courthouse in San Jose, California, on Aug. 31, 2021. (Nic Coury/AP)

Records seized from Mar-a-Lago will go before neutral special master

Delaying the investigation of classified documents seized from former President Donald Trump's south Florida resort home, a Trump-appointed federal judge agreed with the former president Monday to appoint a special master who will review materials.

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Department of Justice via AP)


LA Unified School District targeted in cyberattack

Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school system in the country, was targeted by an "external cyberattack" on Saturday night.

(fancycrave1/PixaBay via Courthouse News)

Dispute over victim rights ballot measure hits Wisconsin Supreme Court

A yearslong legal fight over a 2020 ballot question that amended the Wisconsin Constitution to expand victims' rights in balance against the rights of the accused landed in the Badger State's highest court for arguments on Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court room at the state Capitol building in Madison. (Royalbroil/Wikipedia Commons via Courthouse News)


Liz Truss is next prime minister of Britain after audience with queen

Triumphing in a monthlong leadership contest with the former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss has been appointed Britain’s new prime minister.

Liz Truss leaves the Conservative Central Office in Westminster on Sept. 5, 2022, after winning the Conservative Party leadership contest in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Russia halts gas flows to Europe as Ukraine war intensifies

Moscow is upping the stakes in the Ukraine war by indefinitely closing off the Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline into Germany, a move that puts even more economic and political pressure on the European Union, where gas prices are soaring.

Morning light shines on the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline facility in Lubmin, Germany, on July 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Mandatory pretrial detention ruling revives questions over power of Mexico Supreme Court

A ruling expected from Mexico's Supreme Court on Tuesday has the potential to change the fates of tens of thousands of people held in the country's prisons without convictions.

The Mexican flag waves over the entrance to the country's Supreme Court. (Cody Copeland/Courthouse News)

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