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Trainer Bob Baffert sues to get New York suspension lifted

Jun. 14, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert sued in federal court Tuesday in an effort to get his suspension by the New York Racing Association lifted. The NYRA suspended the Hall of Famer in mid-May after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test that...

Florida gets another legal challenge to new elections rules

Jun. 14, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two more groups sued Florida over its new restrictive elections laws Monday, adding to a growing chorus of voter rights advocates who say the rules could keep some people from casting ballots. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in...

Feds say former candidate threatened wife's divorce lawyer

Jun. 14, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware political candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nominations for governor and U.S. Senate has been charged with mailing death threats to a lawyer who represented his wife in a divorce case, according to federal court documents unsealed...

Groups ask judge to block Arkansas' near-total abortion ban

Jun. 14, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters asked a federal judge on Monday to prevent Arkansas’ near-total ban on the procedure from taking effect while the groups challenge its constitutionality. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood...

Suit challenging new charter boat rules OK'd as class action

Jun. 14, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six captains and five companies from Florida and Louisiana can represent others in a lawsuit challenging new federal regulations for nearly 1,300 charter boats across the Gulf of Mexico, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan...

Motion filed to join lawsuit over Kansas City police funding

Jun. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City filed a motion Monday that she said was intended to represent taxpayers in a lawsuit over proposals to change how part of the city's police department budget is spent. Gwen Grant said in a...

Kentucky lawmaker files suit over 2020 protest arrests

Jun. 14, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker, her daughter and a Louisville activist have filed a lawsuit over their arrests on felony riot charges during last summer's racial injustice protests. State Rep. Attica Scott, a Democrat, filed the suit Monday in Louisville...

IBM sues company for $1.5B over alleged breach of contract

Jun. 14, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — IBM has filed a civil lawsuit against the company it sold a manufacturing plant to for $1.5 billion over an alleged breach of contract because the company never produced the microchips it promised in the sale. The lawsuit filed in New York...

WVa judge halts implementation of payroll deduction law

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge on Monday sided with labor groups in halting implementation of a new state law that prohibits union dues or fees from being automatically deducted from state employee paychecks unless they provide written consent. Kanawha...

Managed care firm and Mississippi reach lawsuit settlement

Jun. 14, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A managed care company has agreed to pay Mississippi $55.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused one of its subsidiaries of overcharging the state's Medicaid program for pharmacy benefits management. Attorney General Lynn Fitch and Auditor Shad...