Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury
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Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players asked a court Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football. Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens … Continue reading

Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison
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Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge describing his “perversion and lawlessness” as “extreme.” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt disregarded prosecutors’ recommendation that Fogle get 12½ years behind bars, opting … Continue reading

Clinton’s mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire
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Clinton’s mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike. During Saturday’s second Democratic debate, Clinton was put on the defensive by rival Vermont Sen. … Continue reading

Obama signs 2-year budget, debt deal before default deadline
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Obama signs 2-year budget, debt deal before default deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law a bipartisan budget bill that avoids a catastrophic U.S. default and puts off the next round of fighting over federal spending and debt until after next year’s presidential and congressional elections. Obama praised the rare bipartisan cooperation behind the deal, saying that 2-year agreement … Continue reading

2 VA officials refuse to testify on job-manipulation claims
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2 VA officials refuse to testify on job-manipulation claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two high-ranking officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs refused to testify Monday night at a congressional hearing on allegations that they manipulated the agency’s hiring system for their own gain. The officials, Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, told a House committee they were asserting their Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution … Continue reading

Pot legalization bid in California gains powerful backers
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Pot legalization bid in California gains powerful backers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-promised campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in California next year reached the starting gate with the filing of a ballot initiative backed by technology investor Sean Parker. Four people who worked on the initiative submitted Monday, independently told The Associated Press that it was spearheaded by Parker, the billionaire … Continue reading

Trump’s latest book is on shelves, features his frowny face
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Trump’s latest book is on shelves, features his frowny face

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is out with a new book that reads like a campaign manifesto, boasting success stories but offering few details on how he would implement his policy goals as president. But in the book, entitled “Crippled America,” the billionaire businessman, former reality TV star and Republican White House hopeful does … Continue reading

Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ trademarks
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Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As the Washington Redskins defend their federal trademark registration, they argue in court papers that the government has registered plenty of companies with offensive names. Among the names cited by the NFL team: Take Yo Panties Off and Dago Swagg clothing, Midget Man condoms and inflatable sex dolls and Baked By … Continue reading