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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defends 'Sunday Ticket' package as a premium product

Jun. 17, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated during testimony in federal court Monday that the league's “Sunday Ticket” package, the subject of a class-action lawsuit, is a premium product while also defending the league's broadcast model. Goodell was called as...

Judge rules that federal agency can't enforce abortion rule in Louisiana and Mississippi

Jun. 17, 2024 20:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as employers in two Southern states, temporary relief from complying with a federal rule that would have required them to provide workers with time off and other workplace accommodations for...

Judge orders railway to pay Washington tribe nearly $400 million for trespassing with oil trains

Jun. 17, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — BNSF Railway must pay nearly $400 million to a Native American tribe in Washington state, a federal judge ordered Monday after finding that the company intentionally trespassed when it repeatedly ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil across the tribe's reservation. ...

A judge temporarily blocks Iowa law that allows authorities to charge people facing deportation

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked an Iowa law that would have allowed law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the U.S. U.S. District Court...

Nashville court grapples with details on school shooter that were leaked to media

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys fighting over the release of documents involving a 2023 Nashville elementary school shooting pleaded with a judge Monday to finally issue a ruling settling the matter, their request taking on a more desperate tone amid the recent publication of leaked records...

Los Angeles will pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit against journalist over undercover police photos

Jun. 17, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has agreed to pay $300,000 to cover the legal fees of a local journalist and a technology watchdog group that had been sued by the city last year for publishing photos of names and photographs of hundreds of undercover officers obtained through a public records...

Federal appellate panel sends Michigan pipeline challenge to state court

Jun. 17, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's lawsuit seeking to shut down part of a petroleum pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac belongs in state court, a federal appellate panel ruled Monday. The pipeline's operator, Enbridge Inc., moved the case from state court to...

A trial date has been set for a man charged in the kidnapping, killing of a Memphis school teacher

Jun. 17, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge on Monday set a trial date for a man charged in the kidnapping and killing of a school teacher while she was on an early morning run in Memphis, Tennessee. Shelby County Judge Lee Coffee set Cleotha Abston's trial on first-degree murder, especially...

Brooklyn preacher who boasted of ties to NYC mayor gets 9 years in prison for multiyear fraud

Jun. 17, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy Brooklyn preacher who has played up connections to New York City’s mayor was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for multiple frauds. Lamor Miller-Whitehead, 45, of Paramus, New Jersey, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge Lorna G....

An anti-abortion group in South Dakota sues to take an abortion rights initiative off the ballot

Jun. 17, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

An anti-abortion group in South Dakota has sued to block an abortion rights measure from the November ballot. In its complaint filed Thursday, Life Defense Fund alleged various wrongdoing by the measure's supporters, as well as invalid signatures and fraud. The group seeks to...