Schools balk at letting autistic kids bring service dogs to class; some families fight back

Schools fight families over autism service dogs

CHICAGO — Like seeing-eye dogs for the blind, trained dogs are now being used to help autistic children deal with their disabilities. But some schools want to keep the animals out, and families are fighting back.

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Judge rules NCAA documents on Florida State cheating case are public records in media lawsuit

Judge: NCAA records on Fla. St. cheating public

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A top official at the NCAA said a court ruling Thursday that documents dealing with cheating at Florida State are public records sets a precedent that will “rip the heart out of the NCAA” and its efforts to ensure competition is fair and equal.

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Retired players sue NFL for use of identities for promotions

Retired players sue NFL for use of identities

MINNEAPOLIS — NFL Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea and five other players sued the league for using their names and images for profit without their permission.

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2nd lawsuit filed against elite Conn. prep school where ex-dean was accused of molesting teens

2nd lawsuit filed in Conn. prep school sex scandal

HARTFORD, Conn. — A second lawsuit has been filed against an exclusive Connecticut boarding school where a former dean has been charged with molesting three students.

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Ore. high court upholds firing of car salesman who complained about unethical sales practices

Ore. court rejects car salesman’s ethics case

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled against a car salesman who said he was fired after complaining about unethical sales practices.

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UK judge rejects bid to halt launch of Stella McCartney perfume over ‘nude’ trademark dispute

UK judge rejects bid to stop Stella perfume launch

LONDON — A British judge refused to stop the release of a new Stella McCartney perfume Thursday, ruling in a dispute that centers on the new scent’s name using the word “nude.”

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Woman sues, claims sexual assault by David Copperfield; magician’s lawyers say claim false

Lawsuit: woman claims assault by David Copperfield

SEATTLE — A Seattle woman has sued magician David Copperfield, contending he sexually assaulted and threatened her while she was a guest on his private island in the Bahamas.

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Patent holding company Klausner sues Cisco, Avaya over visual voicemail patent

Klausner sues Cisco, Avaya over voicemail patent

NEW YORK — Patent holding company Klausner Technologies Inc. said Wednesday it has sued Cisco Systems Inc. and Avaya Inc. for infringement on a visual voicemail patent.

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Mylan sues Pittsburgh Post-Gazette over internal document stories that led to FDA review

Mylan sues Pittsburgh paper over document stories

PITTSBURGH — Generic drug giant Mylan Inc. has sued the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette over stories based on internal documents that prompted a review by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Mom says Pittsburgh school bullies drove daughter to anorexia with remarks about her weight

Pittsburgh mom says daughter bulled into anorexia

PITTSBURGH — A woman has filed what experts believe is a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Public Schools, claiming her daughter developed anorexia because male students bullied the girl about her weight, forcing her to leave the district.

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