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NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jan. 27, 2020 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike that made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face of pharmaceuticals...

Angel Silva talks about the blast that damaged his newly purchased home on Bridgeland Lane in Houston, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, after the Watson Grinding Manufacturing explosion early Friday morning. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

New assessment shows 450 structures damaged by Houston blast

Jan. 27, 2020 6:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An updated assessment released Monday of the impact of a massive explosion at a warehouse in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others shows that 450 structures, mostly homes, were damaged. The new total is more than double the initial assessment of about 200 damaged structures...

Bill would curb nondisclosure agreements in sex harassment

Jan. 27, 2020 6:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, joined state lawmakers in Massachusetts on Monday to push a bill to curtail the use of nondisclosure agreements in cases of sexual harassment. Carlson, whose...

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

Jan. 27, 2020 6:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservation group announced Monday that it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced it is preparing a notice of intent to sue the...

FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev.  A Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino is denying that Simpson was defamed when employees banned him from the property in November 2017 and a celebrity news site reported the paroled former football hero had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. In recent court filings, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas rejects Simpson’s argument that his reputation was damaged by unnamed hotel staff member accounts cited in a TMZ report saying he was prohibited from returning after visits to a steakhouse and cocktail lounge. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool)

Ruling keeps OJ Simpson casino defamation claim before judge

Jan. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court officer says a Nevada judge, not a private arbitrator, should hear O.J. Simpson's defamation lawsuit against the Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino he blames for published accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from the property. Representatives of The Cosmopolitan...

FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

Jan. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers. Under the new policy, immigration officials can deny green cards to legal...

Judge: Jury should decide if Uber can be liable for crash

Jan. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A jury should determine whether Uber ought to be held responsible for a passenger's injuries, a federal judge in Rhode Island ruled. A U.S. District Court judge concluded Jan. 16 that jurors should determine whether driver Claudette Issa is considered an employee of Uber —...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew accompanies Queen Elizabeth II to attend a church service at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England. A U.S. prosecutor overseeing the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking investigation said Monday, Jan 27, 2020 that Britain's Prince Andrew has been uncooperative in the inquiry so far. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said prosecutors and the FBI had contacted Prince Andrew's lawyers and asked to interview him. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

Prince Andrew called uncooperative in Jeffrey Epstein probe

Jan. 27, 2020 3:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein's New York mansion, U.S....

Charlotte airport worker's family sues over his death

Jan. 27, 2020 3:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The family of a man who died in a baggage vehicle accident at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2019 has filed a lawsuit against the city of Charlotte and American Airlines. Texas law firm Hilliard Martinez Gonzales filed the lawsuit last month in Mecklenburg County Superior...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Julie Graves, left, of Albany, Calif., and Chris Adams, second from left, of Berkeley, Calif., hold up signs in support of a beach access bill near Martin's Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif. A billionaire who has been fighting for more than a decade to keep a secluded beach to himself has sued California and San Mateo County. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla accuses officials in the lawsuit filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in San Francisco of harassing him and violating his property rights. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Billionaire sues California, sheriff, others in beach fight

Jan. 27, 2020 3:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire who has been fighting for more than a decade to keep a secluded beach to himself has filed a new complaint in his lawsuit against California and San Mateo County for allegedly harassing him and violating his property rights. In his new complaint filed Friday in San...