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Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon over forestry management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts sued four years ago, claiming the state has not...

Reno man sentenced to life in prison in 2018 fatal shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in connection with a fatal shooting last year. Washoe County prosecutors say 57-year-old Kenneth Earl Davis was found guilty of murder with the use of a deadly weapon, robbery and grand larceny of a motor...

Nevada could face $100M in damages to state prison guards

Oct. 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada could be on the hook for up to $100 million in damages and unpaid wages after prison guards scored a major victory in a long-running legal fight with the state Department of Corrections, a lawyer for the guards says. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week the state...

Defense seeks man's statements tossed in 2011 slaying

Oct. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — The attorney for a New Jersey man just sentenced to prison in the death of one girlfriend is trying to have prosecutors barred from using his statements to investigators in the slaying of another girlfriend in 2011. Daniel Brennan, sentenced last week to 15 years on an aggravated...

Defense to seek reconsideration of request to move trial

Oct. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he plans to ask a judge to reconsider his decision against moving the trial of a man charged in the death of his girlfriend, whose remains were found in a northeastern Pennsylvania river. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that defense attorney Timothy...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear lame-duck arguments

Oct. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies will make one last attempt to block their Republican rivals' contentious lame-duck laws on Monday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a union lawsuit challenging the provisions. Things look bleak for the party after conservatives...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student to death. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200...

New York lawmakers hold hearing on changing recycling market

Oct. 20, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state lawmakers will hold a hearing on recycling amid China's decision to restrict scrap imports. The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic has disrupted U.S. recycling programs, but it also has spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. The heads...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2019. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 2011, Moammar Gadhafi, 69, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was killed as revolutionary fighters overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte (SURT) and captured the last major...

Hondurans call for president to step down after drug verdict

Oct. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Opposition groups called Saturday for more protests to demand that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández be removed from office after his younger brother was convicted of drug trafficking in a New York court. Thousands of Hondurans protested into the early hours of the...