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  • WPRI-TV asked the former ballplayer on Friday for his reaction to Rhode Island authorities announcing they found "no provable criminal violations" of state law after a yearslong investigation into Schilling's 38 Studios. He says Rhode Island could have saved millions if officials realized years ago that there were no criminal violations.

  • SCITUATE, R.I.— An investigation into former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios, has resulted in no criminal violations, authorities announced Friday. Steven G. O'Donnell and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said the yearslong investigation found "no provable criminal violations" of state law. The former ballplayer's...

  • July 29- The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office unveiled on Friday the terms of a reform agreement with the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co that includes a 10- year term limit for trustees and limits on their compensation to $110,000. The deal, as first reported by Reuters last week, requires three trustees, Joseph Senser, Robert Cavanaugh and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 29- Apple Inc on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clear the way for the iPhone maker to secure hundreds of millions in damages from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in a case over smartphone design patents. Apple said there was no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings. Its efforts were partially...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 29- Apple Inc on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over whether Apple should receive damages in a case about smartphone design patents. Apple said there was no need for the Supreme Court to send the case back to a lower court for further proceedings. Its efforts were partially rewarded in May 2015, when...

  • NEW YORK— Cable and telecom industry groups want a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling on "net neutrality" that preserved regulations forcing internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The Wireless Association, an industry trade group also known as CTIA, and other groups on Friday filed petitions for the case to be reheard by all of the...

  • While FAA inspectors complained that they've had to cancel inspections because of the agency's tight travel budget, the GAO said it couldn't confirm the assertions because the FAA said doesn't keep separate data on travel expenditures for oversight of foreign repair stations. The report also criticized the FAA for not collecting data from airlines on the...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's attorney general says a lawsuit challenging the state's anti-corporate farming law is so vague that his office can't even respond to it. "Farm Bureau does not reasonably detail what particular statute or statutes, within an entire chapter, violates the U.S. It was filed in U.S. District Court in Bismarck on June 2 by the state Farm...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with Zipcar Inc. over vehicle damage fees charged to 5,000 members from 2011 through 2015.. New York law requires giving consumers an opportunity to dispute damage fees before they're assessed. Zipcar agreed in the settlement to refund damage charges assessed against consumers who contested...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., July 27- A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman in Manhattan said at a status conference on Wednesday she would approve the plan and was working on an opinion that would explain her reasoning, according to her courtroom deputy Greg White. The case has been unusually contentious, with Sabine and its lenders squaring off against the official...

  • HOUSTON, July 27- Hess Corp said on Wednesday it was pursuing legal action against Schlumberger NV for $40 million or more, claiming the oilfield service provider supplied a defective valve for a U.S. Gulf of Mexico oilfield that shuttered three wells and crimped production. Hess executives claimed the company is owed between $30 million and $40 million in...

  • July 27- Health insurer Anthem Inc on Wednesday vowed to fight U.S. government efforts to block its planned acquisition of Cigna Corp and said it expects to lose money this year on its business selling individual health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Anthem has argued that its planned $45- billion purchase of Cigna will give it...

  • Justices issued a 6-1 decision saying O&G Industries of Torrington is immune from the lawsuit under state law because the contractor bore the cost of workers' compensation benefits paid to the two employees, who worked for subcontractors. The Supreme Court rejected arguments by the workers, James Thompson and James McVay, that O&G Industries didn't actually...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Homeowners in New Jersey who offer short-term rentals through online sites such as Airbnb would have to pay the same taxes and fees as hotels and motels under a bill that's being introduced in the Assembly. Democratic Assemblywomen Annette Quijano of Union County and Valerie Vainieri Huttle of Bergen County say they want to level the playing...

  • NEW YORK— Well at least the Democrats and the Republicans agree on something at their conventions: They both want to revive a Depression-era bank law that was abolished more than 15 years ago. The platforms of both parties call for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, a law that would lead to the breakup of major U.S. banks like JPMorgan Chase in order to...

  • Since January, jobless workers have been limited to 13 weeks of benefits as a result of a measure that links the duration to Missouri's statewide unemployment rate, providing less aid when fewer people are searching for work. The result is that Missouri's jobless benefits will return to a maximum of 20 weeks, which is still shorter than the longtime national...

  • BRUSSELS, July 26- European Union privacy watchdogs will let a new EU-U.S. commercial data pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic trade run for at least a year without any legal challenge, they said on Tuesday. Privacy Shield will allow companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the United States- from human resources information to...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 26- Brazilian interim President Michel Temer vetoed a provision of a bill allowing foreign investors to own up to 100 percent of Brazilian-flag airlines, according to a note published in Brazil's official government newspaper on Tuesday. The veto only affects one part of a package of aviation industry regulations aimed at boosting the...

  • BRUSSELS, July 26- European Union privacy watchdogs will let a new EU-U.S. commercial data pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic trade run for at least a year without any legal challenge, they said on Tuesday. Privacy Shield will allow companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the United States- from human resources information to...

  • BERLIN— The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral. Local daily Express reported Tuesday that the church decided to take legal action after the virtual reality game's manufacturers didn't react to requests to exclude the ancient building from "Pokemon Go." The newspaper quoted the dean, Robert...