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This undated photo provided by Mike Austin shows his wife Holly Barlow-Austin in Texarkana, Texas, before her 2019 death after being held in a Texarkana jail. Her family brought a federal lawsuit Wednesday, Sept, 16, 2020, against LaSalle Corrections, claiming its staff neglected Barlow-Austin's care and ignored her pleas for help as her health deteriorated and she went blind. (Courtesy Mike Austin via AP)

Lawsuit: Private jail company caused Texas woman's death

Sep. 16, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a woman who died after being held in an East Texas jail last year filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the company that runs the facility, claiming its staff neglected her care and ignored her pleas for help as her health deteriorated and she went blind. Holly Barlow-Austin's...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a press conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for West Virginia governor on Friday, July 31, 2020, said that he has agreed to debate Gov. Jim Justice five times before the November election and called on the Republican incumbent to sign on as well. (F. Brian Ferguson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

West Virginia governor's race warms up with new attacks

Sep. 11, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The Democratic challenger to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is slamming the Republican billionaire businessman over his companies' legal troubles just as a trial is set to resume involving his family-owned business and a Pennsylvania coal distributor. The attacks by Democratic nominee Ben Salango mark a...

Black couple sues over social distancing fight at steakhouse

Sep. 10, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Black couple who got into a fight with white customers at a Little Rock steakhouse who weren't wearing masks and stood too close filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the restaurant of discrimination and not enforcing coronavirus safety rules. The federal lawsuit stems from a June 27...

FILE- In this May 4, 2016 file photo, Oscar De La Hoya, right, attends a news conference with Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas. Canelo Alvarez filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Canelo Alvarez sues promoter De La Hoya and DAZN streaming

Sep. 9, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Alvarez has filed a federal lawsuit claiming breaches of contract by streaming service DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and its CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, and seeking $280 million. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claims the promoter and online service didn't live up...

Charleston sues Big Oil for climate change adaptation costs

Sep. 9, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is now the first city in the American South to sue major oil companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the “daunting” costs of climate change, city officials announced Wednesday. The 24 defendants in the city’s lawsuit in state court include...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol, in Charleston, W.Va. A virtual trial pitting billionaire coal magnate and West Virginia Gov. Justice and two of his family-owned coal companies against a Pennsylvania coal exporter is set to resume in on Sept. 15, in Delaware. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

Trial to resume in lawsuit against governor's coal companies

Sep. 9, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A virtual trial pitting billionaire coal magnate and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and two of his family-owned coal companies against a Pennsylvania coal exporter is set to resume in Delaware next week after being interrupted by an anonymous letter containing purported whistleblower...

Company fined $790,000 for unsafe practices at Kimball plant

Sep. 1, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Massachusetts-based hazardous waste company has agreed to pay a $790,000 fine to settle a lawsuit claiming that it violated environmental laws at its incinerator in the Nebraska Panhandle. In a lawsuit settled on Monday, Nebraska and federal regulators accused Clean Harbors...

FILE - This June 25, 2019 file photo shows a McDonald's sign outside the restaurant in Pittsburgh. More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain for discrimination. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Chicago, the 52 plaintiffs say McDonald's steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Black former franchisees sue McDonald's for discrimination

Sep. 1, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain, saying the company steered them to less-profitable restaurants and didn’t give them the same support and opportunities given white franchisees. The 52 plaintiffs, who owned around 200 U.S. stores before being forced to...

Families of Odessa mass shooting victims file suit, seek $1M

Aug. 31, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Family members of two of the deceased Odessa mass shooting victims are suing the person who supplied the AR-style firearm to the mass shooter and the gun parts manufacturer for over $1 million in damages. The families of 15-year-old Leilah Hernandez and 40-year-old Joseph Griffin are...

FILE - Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo.  Some U.S.-based users of WeChat are suing President Donald Trump in a bid to block an executive order that they say would effectively prohibit U.S. access to the popular Chinese messaging app. The complaint was filed Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 in San Francisco and asks a federal court judge to stop Trump’s order from being enforced. It claims a ban would violate U.S. users’ constitutional rights.  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

US WeChat users sue Trump over order banning messaging app

Aug. 22, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some U.S.-based users of WeChat are suing President Donald Trump in a bid to block an executive order that they say would effectively bar access in the U.S. to the hugely popular Chinese messaging app. The complaint, filed Friday in San Francisco, is being brought by the nonprofit U.S....