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Judge blocks state hearing on Tennessee sportsbook's status

Apr. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge who allowed a sportsbook to resume taking bets after questioning the process used to suspend its license has blocked state regulators from holding a new suspension hearing this week. In Davidson County Chancery Court,...

French high court clears cardinal of abuse cover-up claims

Apr. 14, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — France's highest court confirmed on Wednesday that the former archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, did not cover up the sexual abuse of minors by a predator priest. The ruling by the Court of Cassation closes a long, emotional drama that...

Judges: Murphy primary challengers don't qualify for ballot

Apr. 14, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's two primary challengers must be booted off the ballot because their petitions were faulty, judges ruled this week. One petition had at least two deceased signers and nearly two thousand invalid signatures, and another...

Wisconsin high court: Governor can't limit business capacity

Apr. 14, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the...

Plea set in crash that killed Auburn broadcaster, wife

Apr. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An 18-year-old charged in the wreck that killed an Auburn University broadcaster and his wife will face reduced punishment after being granted youthful offender status. Johnston Edward Taylor can receive a maximum sentence of three years following...

Man who attacked 2 women in SF not guilty of felony assault

Apr. 13, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who attacked two women on San Francisco's Embarcadero was acquitted of felony assault after his attorneys said he suffered a psychotic episode. George Kennedy was acquitted Monday of the felony and convicted only of a misdemeanor charge of...

2 sentenced to prison for murder of congressman's grandson

Apr. 13, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people found guilty in the 2016 shooting death of the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis were each given 30-year prison sentences Tuesday by a Cook County judge. Tariq Harris was 16 and Dijae Banks 17 when prosecutors alleged they broke into the home ...

NJ Supreme Court: Company must pay medical cannabis bills

Apr. 13, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of medical cannabis patients Tuesday, voting unanimously that a construction company must pay for an injured employee’s medical cannabis bills. The decision upheld an appellate ruling from last January...

US court lifts hold on Ohio's Down syndrome abortion law

Apr. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided federal appeals court lifted the hold Tuesday on an Ohio law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, a case considered nationally pivotal. Judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Las Vegas family awarded $29.5M in allergic reaction case

Apr. 13, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013. Then-27-year-old Chantel Giacalone went into anaphylactic shock after...