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American to pay $45M to settle airfare collusion lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to pay $45 million to settle a lawsuit that says it and other major U.S. airlines colluded to drive up the price of airfares. In settling the case, American denied any wrongdoing. The company, in a statement, said fighting the case in court would be costly....

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

Jun. 16, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard...

State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

Jun. 15, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option back into effect. The court also...

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

Jun. 15, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear coffee of the...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...

NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of Texas player

Jun. 15, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The lawsuit in Dallas was settled after three days of trial. A court...

Harvard, Asian-Americans group spar over data in bias case

Jun. 15, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group, Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates, according to a study of admissions records filed Friday by a group that's suing the school over alleged discrimination. The group,...

Woman who lost arm in crash with Atlanta officer sues city

Jun. 15, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman whose arm was amputated after a collision involving an Atlanta police officer is suing the city. Lisa Williams filed a lawsuit Thursday in Fulton County State Court. The suit asks for a jury trial and seeks damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, as well as for medical...

Transgender inmate's discrimination suit can move forward

Jun. 15, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge says a lawsuit brought by a transgender woman seeking to be transferred from an all-male Massachusetts prison to a women's facility can move forward. Judge Richard Stearns denied the Massachusetts Department of Correction's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit Thursday. The lawsuit...

Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

Jun. 15, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

A California judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading white nationalist figure by banning his social media account. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn ruled in Jared Taylor's favor during a hearing Thursday on Twitter's request to...