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  • Aug 15- A federal appeals court on Tuesday said the New York Times Co must face a defamation lawsuit by a Louisiana economics professor who said it quoted him out of context by saying he described slavery as "not so bad." The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived claims by Walter Block, who teaches at Loyola University, over a January 26, 2014, front page article...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' are confronted by protesters as they march down East Market Street toward Emancipation Park during the 'Unite the Right' rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Racist provocateur Richard Spencer is trying to speak at University of Florida next month.

  • Cities with the best view of the total eclipse are spending big, bracing for a huge influx of tourists — and it's not clear it will pay off.

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug 14- The chief executive of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies resigned on Monday from a business panel led by Donald Trump, citing a need for leadership countering bigotry in a strong rebuke to the U.S. president over his response to a violent white-nationalist rally in Virginia. The departure of Merck& Co Inc CEO Kenneth...

  • DETAILS: Wave Zone one-piece, zip-back swimsuit for newborns, infants and toddlers. "Wave Zone" and "Made in China" are printed on the inner collar. The tracking number located on the sewn-in label on the inner side seam is " NOV 2016 021-14328." They were sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin from January 2017 through July 2017.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters to Utah's congressional delegation. It followed recent lawsuits against the governors of Maryland and Kentucky and President Donald Trump.

  • WELLSTON, Ohio— Authorities say a single-engine plane performing a gas pipeline inspection crashed near a road in southern Ohio, injuring the pilot and his passenger. The State Highway Patrol says pilot Stephen Dawson of Louisville, Kentucky, told authorities the engine lost power before the plane crashed around noon Wednesday near Wellston, about 126 miles...

  • A Kentucky man and his transgender wife are suing Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in northern Kentucky. A lawyer working with the couple said the case is notable in part because Amazon, one of the largest corporations in the nation, has a record of strongly supporting...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Almost Family Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $4.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 56 cents per share. Almost Family shares have climbed slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aug 8- New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, joining several state and local governments in accusing the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by New Hampshire, which was not among those settled, said Purdue has continued to benefit from its...

  • Paul LePage was sued Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine for blocking critics on his official Facebook page and deleting their comments. The ACLU filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of two women, saying their First Amendment rights were violated. The governor has called the Facebook account a political page, and the page's "about" section...

  • MOUNT STERLING, Ky.— Police are searching for a man accused of pepper-spraying an 80- year-old Walmart employee in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Mount Sterling police said in a Facebook post that a man shoplifted several items from the store and pepper-sprayed the woman when she tried to stop him on Saturday. Walmart is headquartered in...

  • Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 13 cents at $9.69-3/ 4 a bushel, and CBOT September wheat rose 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.63-1/ 2 a bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn&...

  • As of 12:45 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were up 6 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report, than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn& Associates, a Chicago brokerage. The USDA's report on Thursday will include its first yield estimates...

  • Toyota North America chief Jim Lentz told Reuters in an interview the automaker has not started searching for sites for the plant, expected to employ 4,000 workers, but would locate the factory near Toyota's existing supply chain. Toyota has 10 U.S. plants in eight states in an arc that runs from West Virginia through Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and...

  • **Far and away the largest subsidy was the $2.3 billion in state and local incentives given to GM in 2009 for its Orion Township plant north of Detroit, which builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Sonic. **Nevada has provided $1.6 billion in incentives since 2014 to two relatively young automakers: $1.3 billion to Tesla Inc for its battery factory outside Reno and $335...

  • Aug 3- Yum Brands Inc, the owner of KFC and Taco Bell, reported a smaller-than-expected rise in quarterly sales at established restaurants worldwide as fewer diners ate at its Pizza Hut restaurants. The Pizza Hut division, which has been off-setting strong growth at KFC and Taco Bell, reported its fourth-straight quarterly same-restaurant sales decline,...

  • As Republicans in Washington try to refocus on taxes after the collapse of their failed drive to repeal Obamacare, Trump sent a morning tweet that said: "Corporations have NEVER made as much money as they are making now." The largest U.S. public companies have seen profits accelerate in 2017, with quarterly earnings rising at a double-digit pace compared with a...