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California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

Nov. 18, 2019 10:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul, the...

Media fighting gag order in case of missing Alabama student

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Media companies are asking a judge to lift a gag order in the kidnapping case against a man charged in the disappearance of a missing Alabama college student. Ten companies and organizations representing multiple news outlets filed the request Monday in the case of 29-year-old Ibraheem...

Lawsuits by Michael Jackson accusers likely to be restored

Nov. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court appeared strongly inclined Monday to give new life to lawsuits filed by two men who accuse Michael Jackson of repeatedly molesting them when they were boys. Three judges from the 2nd District Court of Appeal said in a tentative ruling that lawsuits from James...

Kansas distillery pleads guilty to Clean Air Act violation

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A distillery could be fined up to $1 million for a chlorine gas cloud that lingered over a city in northeastern Kansas in 2016. Federal prosecutors say MGP Ingredients pleaded guilty Monday to negligently violating the federal Clean Air Act, a misdemeanor. In October 2016, a chlorine...

CMP launches political campaign for transmission line

Nov. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power has begun its political campaign to save its proposed 145-mile transmission line project in Maine. The Bangor Daily News reports the opposition to the line has more to do with the company proposing it than the line itself. The company is under investigation by Maine...

Insurer asks court to divide money after crash that killed 7

Nov. 17, 2019 2:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families. The Boston Globe reports that Pilgrim Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court Friday asking a judge to divide its $1 million...

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds

Nov. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

Michigan AG unveils plan to crack down on illegal robocalls

Nov. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Friday announced a planned crackdown on robocalls, outlining a dozen initiatives designed to curb the automated calls that in many cases are illegal. Steps include increased enforcement actions, educating people on how they can protect...

Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

Nov. 15, 2019 3:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using...

Court upholds class action status for earthquake lawsuit

Nov. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the class action designation of a lawsuit against an oil company over damage caused by earthquakes near Prague in November 2011, including one of magnitude 5.7. The court on Friday rejected the appeal of New Dominion LLC in the lawsuit...