Latest Property rights News

Millions at stake in dinosaur fight: Are fossils minerals?

Nov. 7, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a Montana ranching couple rich beyond their dreams. Or they may have to share the wealth. It all comes down to how the state Supreme Court answers a seemingly simple...

Group aims to save Charleston's historic buildings

Oct. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Julie O'Connor had passed by the sadly neglected single house at 98 Cannon St. enough times that she felt she had to try to do something about it. So O'Connor started a new nonprofit, Save Our Structures Charleston (or just "SOS CHS"), undertook an ambitious survey of most buildings...

Trump administration restores trade privileges for Ukraine

Oct. 25, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is restoring some trade privileges for Ukraine after the eastern European nation passed legislation to protect intellectual property rights. President Donald Trump partially suspended Ukraine's trade privileges in December 2017, citing failure by the nation to...

SC Legal Services gets $153K tech grant

Oct. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An agency that helps low-income South Carolina residents with civil legal needs is getting a grant to improve its use of technology. Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman says South Carolina Legal Services Inc. will get a $155,940 Technology Initiative Grant to expand the...

Good Grief: Owners of Charlie Brown song sue Dollywood

Oct. 10, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement. News outlets report the complaint says the East Tennessee theme park named for country star Dolly Parton has used the song without permission in live...

Interior secretary scheduled 2-day visit to North Dakota

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is coming to North Dakota next week to discuss efforts to establish a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and talk with landowners about property rights. Bernhardt is scheduled to hold a round table discussion on Wednesday in Hope...

Trump's land boss pledges to steer clear of ex-clients

Sep. 25, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration's top steward of public lands has recused himself from work involving dozens of former clients following conflict of interest allegations from Democratic lawmakers and environmental advocates, federal officials disclosed Wednesday. Acting Bureau of Land...

New Mexico tribe loses claim to national preserve

Sep. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an effort by a Native American tribe to reclaim Valles Caldera National Preserve. U.S. District Judge James Browning recently issued a sealed opinion denying Jemez Pueblo's claim that its aboriginal property rights were never extinguished. In a court...