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Critics: Tahoe resort project would hamper fire evacuations

Nov. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is trying to hide the impacts of the project on the pristine mountain environment. In legal action, the group Sierra Watch also cited a dramatic...

Alaska AG: Same-sex spouse eligible for oil-wealth check

Nov. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s attorney general says a woman who alleged she was wrongly denied a check from the state’s oil-wealth fund because of her same-sex marriage is eligible. Kevin Clarkson in a since-deleted tweet called Denali Nicole Smith’s lawsuit “pointless.”...

Lawsuit challenges Medicaid work requirements in Michigan

Nov. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Recipients of Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program have filed a lawsuit challenging new work requirements that take effect in January. The suit was filed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C. Health advocates say the Trump administration had no authority to approve the...

Family of black Alabama man killed by police filing suit

Nov. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parents of a black man who was killed by police who mistook him for a shooting suspect at an Alabama shopping mall said they were filing a federal lawsuit Friday, the first anniversary of his death. The parents of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. joined lawyers at a news...

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 1:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...

Supreme Court will hear case over no-fly list

Nov. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up the Trump administration’s bid to end a lawsuit filed by Muslim men who say they were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants. The three foreign-born men claim in the lawsuit that their religious...

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 22, 2019 5:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse....

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival

Nov. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler...

Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues

Nov. 21, 2019 9:50 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman alleges the state is wrongly enforcing laws barring recognition of same-sex marriages, five years after a federal judge found such a ban to be unconstitutional. In a lawsuit, attorneys for Denali Nicole Smith say Smith was denied eligibility for the check paid to...

The Latest: Official: Alaska recognizes same-sex spouses

Nov. 21, 2019 9:41 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over a denied oil-wealth check in Alaska (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Department of Law spokeswoman says the state agency that determines eligibility for payment of checks to Alaska residents from the oil-wealth fund recognizes same-sex spouses. Cori Mills...