CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his "extraordinary" nominee to the Supreme Court.
A Swedish woman has agreed to accept a more than two-thirds reduction to an $18 million jury award in a lawsuit against a New York financier she accused of sexual harassment and defamation, her lawyer said on Thursday. A lawyer for Hanna Bouveng, an ex-employee of New York Global Group Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Wey, said he had informed a Manhattan federal judge that his client had agreed to accept the reduced sum of $5.65 million rather than pursue a new damages trial. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe last week issued a ruling granting Wey a new damages trial unless Bouveng agreed to have her $18 million award be cut to the reduced sum.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of faking a cancer diagnosis in order to get state Medicaid funding to cover a late-term abortion genuinely believed she was sick, her defense attorney said Thursday.
BERLIN (AP) — A European Union official threatened Thursday to sanction Panama and other nations if they don't cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the small country remains a key destination for people who want to hide money.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Vandals spray-painted on the walls of an 18th century Catholic mission, desecrating what is regarded as a significant architectural remnant from the Southwest's Spanish colonial era.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Firefighters battling a large wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma caught a break Thursday from diminished winds, but forecasters warned that other areas of the Midwest are at risk for pop-up fires because of dry air and strong gusts.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against ride-hailing company Lyft, saying the $12.25 million deal "short-changed" drivers. The sticking point, Chhabria said, was that attorneys for the plaintiffs estimated the total potential claim for expense reimbursement for drivers at $64 million, and then negotiated the $12.25 million settlement based on that figure. "The drivers were therefore short-changed by half on their reimbursement claim alone," Chhabria wrote.