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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)
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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Judge Thad Balkman arrives to give his decision in the Opioid Lawsuit in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Balkman found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help abate the problem in the coming years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)
August 27, 2019 - 2:06 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement. Cleveland County...
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Sabrina Strong, an attorney for Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries, answers a question during a news conference following the announcement of the decision in in the Opioid Lawsuit in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 26, 2019 - 10:00 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's opioids case against Johnson & Johnson (all times local): 5:10 p.m. An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid drug crisis, ordering the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help...
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Elaine Younger, 11, and Tahvion Williams, 14, right, load water in their family's van at the Newark Health Department in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Residents began picking up bottled water on Monday, days after elevated lead levels were found in homes where city-issued filters had been distributed months ago as part of an ongoing effort to combat contamination. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 15, 2019 - 6:48 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city faced off in court Thursday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead levels. The arguments in federal court came days after the U.S...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. Michael Brown's death on Aug. 9, 2014, at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment of race relations in America. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies revised. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 08, 2019 - 9:01 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court...
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August 08, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge has rejected actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to have his groping case thrown out. Judge Phyllis Chu said in a written ruling this week that conflicting accounts of the accusations against Gooding should be resolved at a trial. The Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building, in Chicago. Kelly is due in a New York City court, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, for an arraignment on charges he sexually abused women and girls. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly is due in a New York City court for an arraignment on charges he sexually abused women and girls. The jailed Kelly was scheduled to appear Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. The 52-year-old was arrested last month and detained in Chicago last month in a...
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FILE - This May 11, 2017 file photo shows Andre Shavers, who runs a marijuana delivery business, on a street in Oakland, Calif. A cannabis company is suing Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into certain areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed Friday, July 12, 2019 is the latest development in a heated legal fight over who decides where pot can be delivered in the state. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2019 - 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. A federal appeals court in New York City is considering whether the securities fraud conviction against Shkreli, the former drug company executive known as “Pharma Bro” should be thrown out. An attorney Shkreli urged the court to overturn a 2017 guilty verdict for Shkreli, claiming the trial judge gave confusing instructions to the jury about the law. A prosecutor insisted the instructions were proper. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 28, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday over whether the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," should be thrown out. Defense attorney Mark Baker urged the court in New York City to overturn a 2017 guilty verdict for...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. The wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday, June 17, 2019, to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.(Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 2:28 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, apologized to the parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra...
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