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Jonathan Stempel

Pennsylvania officials ask court to reject Trump campaign's election appeal

Nov 24 2020

(Reuters) -Pennsylvania officials told a federal appeals court on Tuesday it should reject a bid by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state, according to a court filing.

Pennsylvania officials ask court to reject Trump campaign's election appeal

Nov 24 2020

(Reuters) -Pennsylvania officials told a federal appeals court on Tuesday it should reject a bid by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state, according to a court filing.

Home Depot reaches $17.5 million settlement over 2014 data breach

Nov 24 2020

Home Depot Inc, the largest U.S. home improvement retailer, on Tuesday reached a $17.5 million settlement to resolve a multistate probe into a 2014 data breach where hackers accessed payment card data belonging to 40 million customers.

Trump campaign urges appeals court to block Biden from winning Pennsylvania

Nov 23 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's campaign on Monday asked a federal appeals court to revive a long-shot challenge to Pennsylvania's election results, a central part of its effort to stop President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

A sign of the Times? New York Times sues Time over trademark

Nov 20 2020

The New York Times Co on Friday filed a lawsuit accusing the publisher of Time magazine of infringing its trademark for the online Times Talks series by using TIME100 Talks for its own competing series.

Florida bans on conversion therapy for children voided by U.S. appeals court

Nov 20 2020

A divided federal appeals court on Friday declared unconstitutional two south Florida laws that banned therapists from offering conversion therapy to children struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $120 million damages in New York baby powder case

Nov 20 2020

NEW YORK Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a New York state judge to pay $120 million in damages to a Brooklyn woman and her husband, after she blamed her cancer on asbestos exposure from using the company's baby powder.

Starbucks barista who declined to wear 'PRIDE' T-shirt sues over firing

Nov 19 2020

A former Starbucks Corp barista in New Jersey sued the coffee chain on Thursday, claiming she was fired illegally because she did not want to wear a "PRIDE" T-shirt, which she said conflicted with her religious beliefs.

Trump may end tariff exemption for imported solar panels, judge rules

Nov 19 2020

NEW YORK, Nov 19 A U.S. judge overseeing trade issues on Thursday upheld a recent proclamation by President Donald Trump to allow the reimposition of tariffs on some imported solar panels, in a victory for domestic manufacturers.

U.S. drug charges against former Mexican defense minister are dropped

Nov 18 2020

NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY A federal judge on Wednesday granted a U.S. government request to drop drug charges against former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos and return him to Mexico, a move Mexico said would restore trust in the countries' severely strained security ties.

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