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Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jul. 06, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. June 29, 2022. Editorial: A common right In contrast to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings on controversial issues such as abortion and prayer at a public school function, the Alabama Supreme Court’s recent work seems downright pedestrian. ...

Germany's CureVac files suit against vaccine rival BioNTech

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the...

Iowa court reverses precedent on Iowa pig farm lawsuits

Jun. 30, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a long-standing precedent that allowed landowners to sue for damages when a neighboring hog farm causes water pollution or odor problems that affect quality of life. The court concluded, 4-3, that a 2004 decision...

New York governor: State to limit where guns can be carried

Jun. 29, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign explicitly saying guns are welcome, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday. The Democrat said she and legislative leaders have agreed on the broad strokes of a...

Fashion creators sue Hailey Bieber over her new brand's name

Jun. 21, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former college roommates who created a successful clothing line under the “Rhode” trademark sued model Hailey Bieber on Tuesday, saying she’s creating market confusion by marketing a skin care line under the Rhode name. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal...

Missouri governor to sign property rights bill

Jun. 11, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday is slated to sign a bill aimed at protecting property rights. Parson is expected to sign the eminent-domain bill after meeting with cattle ranchers at the Missouri State Fairgrounds. The...

Private property owners sue over Virginia's hunting dog law

May. 11, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WILSONS, Va. (AP) — Soon after Jim Medeiros bought his 143-acre (58-hectare) cattle and poultry farm in rural Virginia a decade ago, he and his wife were startled by the sounds of 20 hunting dogs barking and howling as they circled their house and chased their chickens. When...