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Appeals court to rehear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

Dec. 12, 2019 1:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to rehear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia will ask the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

Dec. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V....

Charges dropped, brothers in hemp-pot mixup look to sue NYC

Dec. 11, 2019 10:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The bust was a bust, and it could end up costing New York City some serious green. A day after prosecutors dropped criminal charges in a case spotlighting confusion over hemp, marijuana and conflicting laws, the Brooklyn brothers caught in the chaos took the first step toward suing the city...

AG charges couple for $2.4M tech support scam on seniors

Dec. 11, 2019 9:49 PM EST

MELROSE, Mass. (AP) — The attorney general of Massachusetts charged a married couple running a tech support business for allegedly charging customers to fix nonexistent computer problems in a $2.4 million scheme. The company run by Shalu Chawla and Vishal Chawla targeted senior citizens in Massachusetts...

US seeks dismissal of New Mexico's immigration lawsuit

Dec. 11, 2019 9:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. lawyers want a judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico that immigration officials shirked their duties earlier this year by quickly releasing thousands of mostly Central American migrants into communities after they crossed into the United States. New Mexico claimed in a lawsuit...

California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

Dec. 11, 2019 8:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California panel voted Wednesday to declare marijuana smoke and the drug's high-producing chemical — THC — a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and require warning labels for products legally sold in the nation's largest pot market. The decision by the...

Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

Dec. 11, 2019 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board was praised by a plaintiff and some lawyers but criticized by others who say those who opt out are punished. Louisette...

Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law

Dec. 11, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction preventing the state from...

Kim Kardashian West sues doctor over 'Vampire Facial'

Dec. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial." West filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles against Dr. Charles Runels of coastal Fairhope, Alabama....

Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power

Dec. 11, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The new Democratic...