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Trial approaching in California hospital antitrust case

Sep. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred in part by former President Barack Obama's health care law, hospitals across the country have merged to form massive medical systems in the belief it would simplify the process for patients. But a simpler bill doesn't always guarantee a cheaper bill. That's a key issue in...

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

Sep. 22, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last. All eight of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses face financial pressures as a...

350-pound firefighter sues his colleagues over harassment

Sep. 21, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island firefighter is taking his colleagues to court for what he says was incessant teasing about his weight. The New York Post reported Saturday that John Munro filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court against fellow firefighters in the Suffolk County hamlet of...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

2 vaping companies settle LA suit, won't sell to minors

Sep. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two vaping companies have agreed not to promote their products to minors under a settlement with Los Angeles prosecutors. The city attorney's office announced a lawsuit settlement Friday with NEwhere Inc. and VapeCo Distribution LLC. The LA-based companies also will pay $350,000 in...

Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

Sep. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women. Gina Riggi said in her harassment lawsuit filed Thursday that she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the company where...

Judge: Trump must give deposition in protesters' lawsuit

Sep. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump's effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him...

Ex-staffer: Michigan St, Dantonio was warned about recruit

Sep. 20, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former football recruiter who is suing Michigan State says he urged coach Mark Dantonio to reject a player who subsequently was convicted of sexual assault. The former recruiter, Curtis Blackwell, said Dantonio chose Auston Robertson in 2016 over the objections of staff. He...

Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sue

Sep. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jail has ended a program which inmates dubbed the "God Pod" after a lawsuit alleged the program provided favorable treatment to Christians and discriminated against Muslims. Court documents show the Riverside Regional Jail south of Richmond ended the program on the advice...

Tennessee's abortion wait period law faces court arguments

Sep. 20, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four years after Tennessee passed a law requiring a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, abortion clinics are getting a chance to argue against it in court. Beginning Monday in federal court in Nashville, attorneys for five of the state's seven abortion clinics will...