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Thursday November 15th, 2018 morning edition

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"Comcast stuck too many Massachusetts customers with lengthy, expensive contracts that left many in debt and others with damaged credit," Healey said.

As a result, customers entered long-term contracts that they could not afford; the inadequately disclosed fees typically raised customers' bills by 40 percent over the advertised price, the AG said.

"These customers were required to pay early termination fees of up to $240 to cancel long-term contracts, even when they downgraded Comcast services to a more affordable monthly package," the announcement said.

Comcast agreed to provide refunds to all Massachusetts customers "who paid early termination fees after downgrading their service or being involuntarily disconnected by Comcast between January 2015 and March 2016," the AG's announcement said.

Comcast will also forgive outstanding debts for unpaid early termination fees and related late fees.

Finally, the settlement requires Comcast to improve the disclosures it makes to customers before they sign long-term contracts.

"Comcast must disclose the existence of additional fees in all advertisements, and train sales representatives to disclose true monthly service prices to customers before they enter long-term contracts," the AG's office said. »

Fox News, other outlets support CNN in lawsuit against White House

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In a statement released Wednesday, Fox News president Jay Wallace says the network supports CNN's lawsuit to restore one of its reporters "hard" press passes.

"FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter's press credential.

On Tuesday, CNN filed a lawsuit against the White House, seeking the restoration of Acosta's hard pass on First and Fifth Amendment grounds. »

McConnell rejects Mueller protection bill

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected the need to approve legislation protecting the special counsel’s probe into the 2016 election, saying Wednesday there’s no evidence the investigation needs protection.

And he dismissed the need for Congress to act on legislation Democrats and some Republicans want to protect special counsel Robert Mueller.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday that those provisions, if they don’t pass as a stand-alone bill, need to be part of the year-end spending bill. »

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence in LA

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EMBED >More News Videos Attorney Michael Avenatti spoke to reporters briefly after being released on bail on domestic violence allegations.

Michael has ALWAYS been a kind loving father to our two daughters and husband to me.

"In a statement issued by his firm, Avenatti also called the allegations "completely bogus" and "fabricated. »