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Florida Legislature passes bill to release state grand jury's Jeffrey Epstein investigation

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The transcripts of a 2006 grand jury that investigated Jeffrey Epstein 's sexual assaults of underage girls would be released to the public under a bill heading to Florida's governor after it was unanimously passed by the Legislature. The bill, which...

Tennessee free-market group sues over federal rule that tightens worker classification standards

Feb. 21, 2024 14:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee free-market nonprofit group on Wednesday joined the ranks of organizations challenging a new Biden administration labor rule that changes the criteria for classifying workers as independent contractors or employees. The Beacon Center of Tennessee...

Ghost gun manufacturer agrees to stop sales to Maryland residents

Feb. 21, 2024 13:26 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A leading manufacturer of ghost guns has agreed to stop selling its untraceable, unassembled firearms to Maryland residents under a settlement agreement announced Wednesday by the city of Baltimore. City leaders sued the company, Nevada-based Polymer80, two years...

Iowa school district paying $20K to settle gender policy lawsuit

Feb. 21, 2024 12:04 PM EST

MARION, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school board has reached an agreement resolving a lawsuit over a now-rescinded district policy that allowed students to request a gender support plan to begin socially transitioning at school, without the permission of their parents. Linn-Mar Community...

Alexei Navalny's mother files lawsuit with a Russian court demanding release of her son's body

Feb. 21, 2024 09:28 AM EST

The mother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has filed a lawsuit at a court in the Arctic city of Salekhard contesting officials’ refusal to release her son’s body, Russia’s state news agency Tass reported Wednesday. A closed-door hearing has been scheduled for March...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Feb. 21, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Miami Herald. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Florida anti-free speech bill targets ‘liberal media’ but guess who’s really mad at it? There are no lessons learned in the Florida Legislature. Last year, lawmakers, prodded by their hostility toward...

Warnings of the impact of fertility treatments in Alabama rush in after frozen embryo ruling

Feb. 21, 2024 06:57 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases...

Republican DA asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide abortion lawsuit without lower court ruling

Feb. 20, 2024 18:28 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican prosecutor asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide whether a 174-year-old state law bans abortion in the state without waiting for a ruling from a lower appellate court. The U.S. Supreme Court's 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade,...

US Supreme Court won't hear lawsuit tied to contentious 2014 Senate race in Mississippi

Feb. 20, 2024 17:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not consider a dispute over a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mississippi lawyer who took his own life after he was arrested and accused of providing information to people who snuck into a nursing home and photographed the...

New Hampshire considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims

Feb. 20, 2024 15:56 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if lawmakers approve a plan to greatly expand...