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Jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws in ‘Sunday Ticket’ case and awards $4.7 billion in damages

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-27 16:09:08

SUMMARY: A jury in U.S. District Court ruled that the NFL violated antitrust laws by distributing out-of-market Sunday afternoon games on a premium subscription service, awarding nearly $4.7 billion in damages. The NFL must pay $4 billion to residential subscribers and $96 million to commercial subscribers who bought the package from 2011 to 2022 on DirecTV. The lawsuit alleged that the NFL inflated prices and restricted competition by offering “Sunday Ticket” only via satellite. The NFL plans to appeal, arguing its media distribution strategy is fan-friendly and lawful. DirecTV had exclusive rights to “Sunday Ticket” until 2022.

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Police investigate death of Autumn Oxley, Virginia woman featured on MTV reality show ’16 and Pregnant’

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-07-24 03:40:23

SUMMARY: Authorities in Sandston, Virginia, are investigating the death of Autumn Oxley, who was on MTV's “16 and Pregnant” in 2014. Police responded to a medical emergency on Saturday at around 3:00 p.m., where 27-year-old Oxley was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is still under investigation. Oxley appeared on the show's fifth season, documenting her pregnancy and the birth of her son, Drake. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact Henrico County police. The report was published by Olivia Diaz on July 24, 2024.

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Woman arrested for arson, connected to fire at central Austin hospital

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-07-24 03:18:51

SUMMARY: A woman, identified as 44-year-old Carmel Esther Norris, was arrested for arson related to a fire at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek Medical Center in central Austin, the Austin Fire Department (AFD) reported. The incident, which occurred around 5:44 a.m., involved a fire in a patient room that was extinguished before crews arrived. An employee suffered from smoke inhalation. Norris allegedly set the fire using a smuggled lighter, causing an estimated $50,000 in damages to the hospital and $1,000 to the room. She confessed during an interview with arson investigators and was booked into Travis County Jail.

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Abraham Choukair’s brothers angered over 14-year-old brother’s murder on Hammerly Boulevard in Spring Branch

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-23 22:28:08

SUMMARY: The Houston Police Department is searching for a suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Abraham Choukair at an apartment complex in Spring Branch. Surveillance photos of the suspect have been released. Abraham’s brothers expressed their frustration and grief, noting that while they had chosen careers that kept them out of trouble, Abraham fell victim to violence. The family is also angered by the rising trend of juvenile homicides in Harris County, which have increased by 76% from 2021 to 2023. They commented on the heartbreaking irony that another 14-year-old was shot there last year but survived.

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