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AG wants lawsuit against legal pot in South Dakota Dropped

Dec. 5, 2020 11:43 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s top law enforcement officer says a measure legalizing marijuana in the state is legal and a lawsuit challenging it should be tossed out. The Argus Leader reports Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s office asked a judge in court filings Thursday to...

Blind voters claim discrimination by Indiana officials

Dec. 5, 2020 9:24 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blind voters argue in a federal lawsuit that Indiana officials are restricting their voting rights by not adopting methods that allow them to cast ballots from home without the assistance of others. The lawsuit filed this past week by three blind residents and two advocacy groups...

Jed Leiber shows photos of his grandfather Saemy Rosenberg's life at home Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

Dec. 5, 2020 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. Over a steak dinner at a New York City restaurant in the 1990s he had asked his mother about his grandfather, a...

ARCHIVO - Empleados electorales, a la derecha, verifican las papeletas mientras observadores, a la izquierda, vigilan el recuento manual de los votos presidenciales en Wisconsin el viernes 20 de noviembre de 2020, en un centro de conteo en Milwaukee. (AP Foto/Nam Y. Huh)

Judge calls Trump request in Wisconsin lawsuit 'bizarre'

Dec. 4, 2020 10:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge hearing President Donald Trump's federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin said Friday that the president's request to “remand” the case to the GOP-controlled Legislature to pick new electors was “bizarre.” The federal...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees play in Game 2 of a baseball AL Division Series in an empty Petco Park in San Diego. Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday, Dec. 4, by The Associated Press. It says providers AIG, Factory Mutual and Interstate Fire and Casualty Company have refused to pay claims made by MLB despite the league's “all-risk” policy purchases. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Dec. 4, 2020 8:57 PM EST

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit, filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, was obtained Friday by The...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump protest the Nevada vote in front of the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. A state judge rejected on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, a bid by the Donald Trump campaign to overturn the results of the Nevada election and stop the state's six Democratic presidential electors from voting for Joe Biden. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada GOP to appeal judge's refusal to nullify Biden win

Dec. 4, 2020 8:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada state Republican Party promised Friday to appeal a judge's refusal to overturn the results of the statewide presidential election and stop the state’s six Democratic presidential electors from voting for President-elect Joe Biden. A statement from GOP spokeswoman Jessica...

Judge dismisses GOP bid to undo Biden's victory in Arizona

Dec. 4, 2020 8:10 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has thrown out a Republican bid to undo Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona, concluding the GOP failed to prove fraud in a challenge of election results in metro Phoenix and that evidence presented at trial wouldn’t reverse President Donald...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh File)

EXPLAINER: Trump's failing, monthlong fight against election

Dec. 4, 2020 8:06 PM EST

President Donald Trump's frantic effort in the courts to delegitimize an election he lost has come no closer in a month to reversing any results. Lawyers for Trump and his allies have asked judges in several states to take the drastic and unprecedented step of setting aside President-elect Joe Biden’s...

President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

Dec. 4, 2020 8:05 PM EST

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot. He’s managed to lose not just once to Democrat Joe Biden at the ballot box but over and over again in courts across the country in a futile attempt to stay in power. The Republican president and his allies continue to mount new...

Appeals court rules for Trump taking military money for wall

Dec. 4, 2020 6:52 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border Network for...