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Judge OKs state’s motion to dismiss fetal manslaughter case

Health
The manslaughter charge against an Alabama woman who lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight was dropped Saturday. Circuit Judge David Carpenter granted the state's motion to dismiss the case against Marshae Jones, 28. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December argument over the fetus' father, authorities said. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict her after police said an investigation determined Jones started the fight, and Jemison ultimately fired in self-defense. Jones was indicted by the same grand jury and arrested, sparking outrage around the nation. Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Lynneice O. Washington said earlier in the week tha...
USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0.The 2015 winners were 3-0 up at half-time, scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina.The United States' previous biggest win in th...
Connecticut is raising its minimum wage to $15. Here’s what it is in other states

Connecticut is raising its minimum wage to $15. Here’s what it is in other states

Finance
Connecticut's governor on Tuesday signed a bill into law that will increase the state's minimum wage to $ 15 an hour by 2023.The state thus joins a growing list of jurisdictions where the amount is higher than the federal government's minimum of $ 7.25.Here's a map showing the current minimum wage in each state, as well as where it is scheduled to rise (or not).More from Personal Finance:Kids are increasingly worried about paying for collegeClimate change can pose big risks to real estate investments5 affordable places to retire abroadSubscribe to CNBC on YouTube.Let's block ads! (Why?) Personal Finance
2019 Australia election: Vote count under way in eastern states

2019 Australia election: Vote count under way in eastern states

World
Voting in Australia's closely-fought general election has closed in the country's eastern states, where counting is now under way.Early exit polls suggest a victory for the opposition Labor party, although polling in Western Australia continues until 1800 local (1000 GMT).A win for Labor would make its leader Bill Shorten the next PM, succeeding centre-right Liberal Scott Morrison.Australia has mandatory voting and a record 16.4 million enrolled voters.Live updates: Australia heads to the pollsBoth leaders were out early at polling booths on Saturday, in a last-ditch pitch for votes.Shortly after polls in the east shut, a Nine-Galaxy poll showed Labor beating the incumbent Liberal coalition 52-48, with a parliamentary majority. T...
43 states, Puerto Rico sue drugmakers in generic price fixing

43 states, Puerto Rico sue drugmakers in generic price fixing

Health
May 11 (UPI) -- Attorneys general in 43 states and Puerto Rico have filed a joint lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fixing prices for generic drugs used to treat arthritis, diabetes and other serious ailments. The suit, filed a Connecticut federal court Friday, alleges that pharmaceutical companies conspired to inflate and artificially control prices for more than 100 generic drugs. The suit also names 15 current and former executives in charge of marketing, pricing and sales at drug companies that include Teva Pharmaceutical, Mylan NV and a unit of Pfizer Inc. "We have hard evidence that shows the generic drug industry perpetuated a multibillion-dollar fraud on the American people," William Tong, Connecticut's attorney general, said in a statement. "We have email, text messages, telephone r...