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For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settl... Full Story

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  • For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
    For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinaions.

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    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to thers who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

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    Florida town knew shooter had troubled past

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  • Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes
    Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

  • Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing
    Daughter calls Utah doctor a monster at sentencing

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.

  • 700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

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