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Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

SAN FRANCISCO — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.
US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said.
Similar slayings draw vastly different political reaction

Similar slayings draw vastly different political reaction

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The cases are strikingly similar: Two talented young women were stabbed to death by male strangers while doing athletic activities alone in normally safe parts of Iowa.
Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

NYACK, N.Y. — A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer while the actor was filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan.
California district latest to modernize 'sexist' dress code

California district latest to modernize 'sexist' dress code

ALAMEDA, Calif.
Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Phillip S.
U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — U2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being "aghast" about sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Milan Fashion: Arbesser embraces sustainability

Milan Fashion: Arbesser embraces sustainability

Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels.
Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince's death

Thousands of fans request grand jury probe of Prince's death

MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people.
French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

PARIS — A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton, when publishing topless photos of the