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Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that went up in flames

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" on Tuesday, saying that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. The retailer said fires broke out at seven store rooftops between 2012 and 2018, causing millions of dollars in...

Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Appeals court upholds convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse.

Arizona appeals court rejects AG's tuition lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities. The Arizona Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The ruling found Brnovich...

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

Aug. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure won't take effect as scheduled on Aug. 28. Critics of the...

Lawsuits filed against operator of medical equipment cleaner

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Tuesday. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week in Cook County seek...

Family of slain Kansas inmate files federal lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a slain Kansas inmate filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging a systemic disregard for the health and safety of prisoners housed at the Meade County jail. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court stems from the Aug. 29, 2017, death of Joshua DeVilbiss by another...

Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

Aug. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock found state Rep. Doug McLeod...

The Latest: Man guilty in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

Aug. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A 47-year-old man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death has been found guilty of first-degree murder. A jury returned the verdict Tuesday against...

Schmitt withdraws First Amendment argument in lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday withdrew a legal brief he had filed in a defamation lawsuit arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens that were requested by the plaintiff's attorney. Schmidt originally...

Jury convicts man in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

Aug. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A 47-year-old man accused of fatally shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. Following six days of testimony, jurors returned the verdict against Nathan LeForce, who was charged in the April 2017 shooting death of 40-year-old Logan County...