Nightly Brief

     
     Top CNS stories for today including former Fox News channel anchor Gretchen Carlson’s big payday, a new prediction that Zika could eventually infect 2.5 billion people, Bill Cosby fighting to suppress a secretly recorded phone call with the mother of one of his accusers, and more.
     
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     1.) Carlson Settles Suit Against Ailes for $20M
     Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million and a public apology Tuesday, ending the case that triggered the downfall of Fox’s chief executive.
     
     2.) Cosby Fights to Suppress Secretly Recorded Call With Accuser’s Mom
     A judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial will hold a hearing Tuesday on whether prosecutors can confront the comedian with evidence about a conversation he had with the mother of his accuser.
     
     3.) Big Fight Over Stadium Ballot in San Diego
     A former city councilwoman sued San Diego, claiming it put misleading ballot language on her citizen’s initiative to revamp the Convention Center and build a football stadium, to favor a competing initiative drafted by the Chargers.
     
     4.) Ocean Conservation the Focus of Final IUCN Forums
     World Conservation Congress forums wrapped with a focus on ocean conservation over the holiday weekend, as the 1,300-member IUCN Assembly prepares to hammer out resolutions on conservation issues discussed over the last four days.
     
     5.) Zika May Eventually Infect 2.5 Billion People
     Scientists warn that more than 2.5 billion people — 35 percent of the world’s population — are at risk of being infected by the Zika virus.
     
     6.) NY Opens Probe Into Massive EpiPen Price Hike
     Just in time for back-to-school season, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the start of an investigation Tuesday into soaring EpiPen prices.
     
     7.) Pesticide-Exposure Case Given Second Chance
     The en banc Third Circuit unanimously revived banana plantation workers’ claims that Dole Foods, Chiquita, Dow Chemicals and others knowingly exposed them to a chemical that causes cancer and sterility
     
     8.) Feds Ban Key Ingredients of Antibacterial Soap
     The federal government on Friday banned 19 chemicals used in household antibacterial soaps after manufacturers failed to prove their products are safe and effective.

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