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Race-blind redistricting? Democrats incredulous at GOP maps

Oct. 24, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, North Carolina Republicans redrew their legislative districts to help their party in a way that a federal court ruled illegally deprived Black voters of their right to political representation. A state court later struck down Republican-drawn maps as based...

Schmitt's campaign to pay for Texas trip to announce lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office now says his campaign paid for a trip to Texas last week to announce a lawsuit seeking to force the restart of construction of a southern border wall, and taxpayers paid only for his spokesman to make the trip. ...

West Virginia ex-sergeant claims hostile work enviornment

Oct. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff's officer filed a lawsuit Friday afternoon accusing the Wood County sheriff of making derogatory and sexist comments about her and another officer, inappropriately touching a female officer and creating a hostile work environment, The...

Chicago metal scrapper sued for alleged emissions violations

Oct. 24, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago metal scrapper is being sued by the state of Illinois for allegedly violating state pollution codes with its emissions in the city's Pilsen neighborhood. The lawsuit announced Friday by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul contends that Sims...

Indiana's governor asks court to review emergency law ruling

Oct. 23, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is asking the state's high court to review a judge's ruling that upheld a new law giving legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday in a statement that he has...

Grocer sues Oregon beef producer for $2.7M over outbreak

Oct. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers representing New Seasons Market have filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against an Oregon beef producer accusing the company of negligence for delivering beef tainted with E. coli in 2019, court records show. Several people were sickened by the...

Widow sues SC county over husband's ketamine injection

Oct. 23, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — A widow is suing a South Carolina county two years after her husband died following a ketamine injection he received during an arrest. The complaint filed by Tabitha Eileen Britt earlier this month says the two Charleston County paramedics...

Judge issues injunction blocking Wisconsin fall wolf hunt

Oct. 22, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday halted Wisconsin's fall wolf season two weeks before hunters were set to take to the woods, siding with wildlife advocacy groups who argued that holding the hunt would be unconstitutional. Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost...

Supreme Court doesn't block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

Oct. 22, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can...

As NFL trade deadline looms, Dolphins say Tua is 'our QB'

Oct. 22, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The story line has not changed over the last couple of months, nor did Miami coach Brian Flores’ answer on Friday from when he was first asked about the future of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa months ago. “Tua’s our quarterback,” Flores...