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Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlement

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

Spain's Catalonia to take step for secession vote

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A day after Scotland rejected breaking away from Britain, the regional parliament in Spain's Catalonia was expected Friday to grant its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid says would be illegal.

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said.

China fines GSK $492 million for bribery

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A former executive of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline and four Chinese co-defendants have been sentenced to prison in a bribery case but may never have to serve that time.

Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Church officials prevented rescuers from extricating victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, leading to a loss of lives, Nigeria's emergency agency said Friday.

Driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower is raising questions about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

Poland picks new foreign minister in reshuffle

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Poland's prime minister-designate on Friday named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been a forceful voice internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.

Appeals judges skeptical of Bonds conviction

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction for a rambling response to a grand jury in 2003 and left open the possibility they may throw out the verdict.

Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in China's Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.