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FILE - In this May 19, 2015 file photo, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett announces a federal lawsuit against several cancer charities in Knoxville, Tenn. A federal judge on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1 while a challenge of the law proceeds. Hargett has argued adding penalties bolsters election security. His office didn't immediately comment on the ruling. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
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September 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won't likely outweigh its potential harm. The ruling, for now, sets aside a law that goes beyond other states by fining...
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September 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for...
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September 12, 2019 - 12:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns has been sentenced to seven years of probation for having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in August to injury to a child after initially...
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September 12, 2019 - 8:34 am
PARIS (AP) — The only daughter of Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been found guilty by a Paris court of charges that she ordered her bodyguard to detain and strike a plumber for taking photos at the Saudi royal family's apartment in the French capital. Prosecutors alleged that Princess Hessa bint...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, a man passes by the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo. A worker at the major Japanese sportswear maker Asics said he is suing the company to counter the idea that a man's place is at work and a woman's is in the home. The father of two appeared at a hearing Thursday in the court, which is handling the case on "pata-hara," or paternity harassment. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
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September 12, 2019 - 4:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — A worker at major Japanese sportswear maker Asics told a Tokyo court Thursday that he is suing the company to counter the idea that a man's place is at work and a woman's is in the home. The father of two bowed and stood before three judges at a hearing in the Tokyo District Court,...
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FILE - This March 9, 2017, file photo shows celebrated chef Thomas Keller in the kitchen of his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif. A California judge is ordering a retrial in the pregnancy discrimination case brought against the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. The celebrated chef and his acclaimed restaurants, Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California, were cleared of wrongdoing by a jury in a June trial, which the plaintiff Vanessa Scott-Allen then appealed. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Napa County Superior Court judge Victoria Wood agreed with Scott-Allen's argument that there was not enough evidence to justify the verdict. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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September 11, 2019 - 8:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge has ordered a retrial in a pregnancy discrimination case brought against the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. The celebrated chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — were cleared of wrongdoing by a jury in...
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CORRECTS STATE TO OHIO NOT PENNSYLVANIA - Narcotics detective Ben Hill, with the Barberton Police Department, shows two bags of medications that are are stored in their headquarters and slated for destruction, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Barberton, Ohio. Attorneys representing some 2,000 local governments said Wednesday they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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September 11, 2019 - 7:51 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo the StarKist offices are seen on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
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September 11, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The Tuna...
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September 11, 2019 - 7:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit over profits between the producers and stars of the show "Bones" and 21st Century Fox has been settled. The two sides in the long-running lawsuit over the hit Fox TV show filed documents saying the lawsuit was settled in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. The...
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File - In this Dec. 13, 1962, file photo, shows author John Steinbeck, with his wife after their arrival at London Airport. A federal appeals court has thrown out $8 million in punitive damages against the daughter-in-law of Steinbeck in her long-running copyright spat with the late author's step-daughter. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, upheld a $5 million verdict against Gail Steinbeck and told her it's time to end her legal saga. (AP Photo/File)
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September 11, 2019 - 6:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she faced in punitive damages. The decision by the 9th U.S...
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