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FILE — In this April 9, 2019 file photo is the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles. The California DMV announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that it has come to an agreement with soccer fan Jonathan Kotler who had sued the department claiming it had violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV said might be deemed offensive. The lawsuit said Kotler applied for a plate that would read COYW, an abbreviation of

California settles lawsuit with soccer fan over vanity plate

Jan. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California soccer fan has won in his attempt to honor his favorite soccer team with the vanity plate “COYW” -- an acronym for the slogan “Come On You Whites.” The state Department of Motor Vehicles initially said the tagline has offensive...

Mother sues San Antonio hotel after bottle strikes son

Jan. 28, 2020 3:47 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A mother who says her 2-year-old son was seriously injured when a glass ketchup bottle fell on his head from a fifth floor balcony of a San Antonio hotel is suing the establishment for at least $1 million. Cassandra DeLa Cruz’s lawsuit says her son, Jacob Francisco, suffered...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, demonstrators carrying signs chant as they protest outside of the White House in Washington during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is scheduled to hear arguments in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the ban. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Court hears request to proceed with Trump travel ban cases

Jan. 28, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Tuesday as civil rights groups sought to allow legal challenges to President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries to move forward despite a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban. The ban, put in place...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Arkansas eye surgery referendum

Jan. 28, 2020 2:10 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit trying to block from this year's ballot a referendum on a new law expanding the procedures that optometrists can perform. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen dismissed the lawsuit by Arkansans for Healthy Eyes, a group that...

US judge delays setting trial date in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jan. 28, 2020 2:08 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge in West Virginia has delayed setting a trial date in a lawsuit filed by the city of Huntington and Cabell County over the opioid crisis. U.S. District Judge David A. Faber said at a status hearing Monday that he would wait until March in order to give attorneys for...

FILE – In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 file photo, a couple heads toward an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. A neighbor to the seasonal atraction alleges that melt water from the Ice Castles' property flooded her basement with over 15,000 gallons of water in April 2019. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Lawsuit: Winter wonderland is neighbor's spring nightmare

Jan. 28, 2020 1:38 PM EST

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman says the operators of a seasonal attraction of ice structures failed to control runoff and flooded her basement with over 15,000 gallons of water — and she worries it will happen again this spring. Kelly Trinkle alleges in a lawsuit against Ice...

Woman sues Universal for shock, but resort blames her

Jan. 28, 2020 12:31 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman who claims she suffered an electric shock at a Universal Orlando water park last year has filed a lawsuit, but the theme park resort is blaming the woman for negligence. Universal Orlando filed a response last month to April Carlino's lawsuit, saying she failed to use...

St. Louis County Council to take up vagrancy ordinance

Jan. 28, 2020 10:42 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County Council is considering changing an ordinance that bans vagrancy after a homeless man who was ticketed dozens of times for begging at a busy intersection filed a federal lawsuit. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy says the...

Hemp grower sues Carson City over proposed cannabis farm

Jan. 28, 2020 12:45 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A local hemp grower is suing Carson City for trying to block a cannabis farm on about 100 acres (40 hectares) of rural property owned by the city. The Reno Gazette Journal reports Tahoe Hemp LLC filed a lawsuit in state court Jan. 15 accusing the city of acting in bad faith by...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Martin Shkreli leaves federal court in New York while on trial for deceiving investors in a pair of failed hedge funds. On Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, New York state and federal authorities sued the imprisoned Shkreli, also known as

NY, feds sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'scheme' to keep drug price up

Jan. 27, 2020 8:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face of pharmaceuticals...