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Tennessee's abortion wait period law faces court arguments

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four years after Tennessee passed a law requiring a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, abortion clinics are getting a chance to argue against it in court. Beginning Monday, attorneys for five of the state's seven abortion clinics will try to prove that the law harms...

Iowa forward arrested for suspected drunken driving

Sep. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team. The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl indefinitely following his arrest early Friday on a driving under the influence charge. Iowa City authorities say in...

23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rules

Sep. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading the lawsuit filed Friday, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Air...

Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claim

Sep. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is filing a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year. The Wall Street Journal reports the family is seeking $200 million in damages in the forthcoming claim. They say Bulger was...

Virginia jail ends 'God Pod' after Muslim inmates sue

Sep. 20, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia jail has ended a program inmates dubbed the "God Pod" after a lawsuit alleged the program provided favorable treatment to Christians and discriminated against Muslims. Court documents show the Riverside Regional Jail south of Richmond ended the program on the advice of...

House votes to end forced arbitration in business disputes

Sep. 20, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Friday to end forced arbitration clauses that prevent workers and consumers from filing lawsuits in disputes with companies over employment practices, billing or civil rights. Supporters, mostly Democrats, said the bill would restore access to justice for...

Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship...

About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 1 person arrested

Sep. 20, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and one person was arrested, authorities said. The "Storm Area 51" invitation...

The Latest: 1 arrest, 1 detained at alien festival in desert

Sep. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on "Storm Area 51" events in two tiny Nevada towns near the once-secret military research site (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Authorities say one person was arrested on a charge of public urination and another was detained early Friday at a gate to Area 51 on Friday. A group of...

Ex-staffer: Michigan St, Dantonio was warned about recruit

Sep. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former football recruiter who is suing Michigan State says he urged coach Mark Dantonio to reject a player who subsequently was convicted of sexual assault. The former recruiter, Curtis Blackwell, said Dantonio chose Auston Robertson in 2016 over the objections of staff. He...