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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...

Mexico anti-obesity activists win fight for food warnings

Jan. 27, 2020 7:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After a decade of fighting for stronger food labeling standards in one of the most obese countries in the world, Mexican activists celebrated Monday over a new rule that will require warning labels on high-calorie products. The new rules will require black octagonal stop signs to be...

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...

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 —...

Family sues over death of Missouri worker in wood chipper

Jan. 27, 2020 10:19 AM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The family of a 38-year-old man who died after falling into a wood chipper at a St. Joseph sawmill is suing the manufacturer of the machine. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the minor children of Joshua Hill allege in the lawsuit filed last week that Williams Patent Crusher...

In this Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Chris Vaughan shows boxes of mink that will soon be graded, at Saga Furs, one of only two other similar-sized fur auction houses in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Finnish auction house takes over Wisconsin mink trading hub

Jan. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EST

STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) — Under the harsh light of fluorescent bulbs in an unadorned warehouse, Claudia Manzanilla picks up a stiff mink pelt and runs her fingers along the silvery fur. In less than a second, she assesses the length of the fur, sorts it and grabs another seemingly identical pelt from a pile...

Ex-Fox anchor Carlson to highlight non-disclosure agreements

Jan. 26, 2020 2:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of then-Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is scheduled to visit the Massachusetts Statehouse to highlight the continued use of non-disclosure agreements. Gretchen Carlson, whose lawsuit is included in the film...

Director Bryan Fogel, left, and Hatice Cengiz pose for a portrait to promote the film

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

Jan. 25, 2020 6:14 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi Arabia regime and the companies and governments that do business with it. Bryan...

Maryland court disbars lawyer over claims made in loan case

Jan. 25, 2020 11:13 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a unanimous decision, the Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney that it says used an untrue conspiracy theory in a lawsuit against a private lending company. The court on Friday disbarred attorney Jason E. Rheinstein of Severna Park, the Daily Record of Baltimore ...