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Supreme Court rules against union in labor dispute involving truck drivers and wet concrete

Jun. 01, 2023 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dispute about the pressure that organized labor can exert during a strike, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday against unionized drivers who walked off the job with their trucks full of wet concrete. The decision united liberal and conservative justices in...

Federal appeals court halts EPA effort to impose air pollution plan in Missouri

Jun. 01, 2023 11:56 AM EDT

A federal appeals court has put on hold an Environmental Protection Agency regulation aimed at reducing air pollution in Missouri, drawing criticism from environmentalists but praise from the state's attorney general who called the proposal “unconstitutional overreach.” ...

Supreme Court revives claims that SuperValu, Safeway overcharged governments for generic drugs

Jun. 01, 2023 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously revived whistleblower lawsuits claiming that supermarket and pharmacy chains SuperValu and Safeway overcharged government health-care programs for prescription drugs by hundreds of millions of dollars. The decision gives...

Revised DACA program to be debated before Texas judge who previously ruled against it

Jun. 01, 2023 10:18 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children is set to be debated Thursday before a federal judge who previously ruled the program illegal. Attorneys representing the nine...

US turns up pressure on air bag inflator company that refuses a recall despite deaths, injuries

Jun. 01, 2023 09:55 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is turning up the pressure on ARC Automotive to recall 67 million potentially dangerous air bag inflators by ordering the company to answer questions under oath and threatening fines if it doesn't respond. NHTSA argues that the recall is justified...

Senegal opposition leader Sonko convicted of corrupting youth, acquitted of rape

Jun. 01, 2023 09:55 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was convicted Thursday of corrupting youth but acquitted on charges of raping a woman who worked at a massage parlor and making death threats against her. The court sentenced Sonko to two years in prison. He did not...

Bishop acquitted of raping nun resigns as leader of Catholic diocese in Indian city

Jun. 01, 2023 09:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bishop acquitted of raping a nun resigned as leader of the Catholic diocese in an Indian city on Thursday. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 59-year-old Franco Mulakkal, who was bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese in the northern state of Punjab. ...

Danny Masterson convicted of 2 counts of rape; ‘That '70s Show’ actor faces 30 years to life

Jun. 01, 2023 08:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That '70s Show” star Danny Masterson was led out in handcuffs from a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and could get 30 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty on two of three counts of rape at his second trial, in which the Church of Scientology played a...

Court rules Austria can't be held liable for early COVID infection at ski resort

Jun. 01, 2023 08:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian federal court said Thursday that the state can’t be held liable for a COVID-19 infection from an outbreak at an Alpine ski resort as the pandemic hit Europe in early 2020. The Supreme Court of Justice announced its verdict in a long-running legal battle...

Decorated Australian war veteran unlawfully killed prisoners in Afghanistan, judge says

Jun. 01, 2023 07:13 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most decorated living war veteran unlawfully killed prisoners and committed other war crimes in Afghanistan, a judge ruled Thursday in dismissing the claims by Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith that he was defamed by media. Federal Court Justice...