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Coal bankruptcy ruling could mean $30M hit to Wyoming county

Jul. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming county could lose out on over $30 million in mineral production taxes owed by a bankrupt coal company following a decision by a judge. Delaware U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross ruled Campbell and Converse counties don't have first priority when it comes to collecting...

Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade row

Jul. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's foreign minister said Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor. The neighboring countries and U.S. allies are quarreling over South Korean court decisions ordering...

The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance

Jul. 19, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on filings in a case in which local governments seek to hold the drug industry accountable for a nationwide opioid crisis (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A drugmaker says an email from a former employee telling a distributor to order more opioids even if they weren't needed is...

California utility customers sue over wildfire law

Jul. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Pacific Gas & Electric customers want the federal judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy to strike down a new California law that Gov. Gavin Newsom has championed as a way of shoring up the state's major electric utilities in the face of disastrous wildfires. A lawsuit...

Defense in murder case can obtain private social media posts

Jul. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has effectively ruled that the defense in a gang-related murder trial can obtain private postings from social media companies. The court on Wednesday lifted a stay of a ruling by the judge overseeing the San Francisco trial and noted that the judge's...

The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling

Jul. 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California Supreme Court ruling on defense lawyer access to private social media postings (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Facebook says it's deciding how to respond to a California Supreme Court ruling that says defense lawyers in a gang-related murder trial can obtain...

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

Jul. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel sided with the Trump administration Friday in a mining pollution dispute, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that companies take financial responsibility for future cleanups. The ruling came after the administration was sued by...

Court deals major blow to hydropower transmission line

Jul. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow Friday to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values. In its unanimous ruling, the court upheld a state committee's rejection of the Northern...

Woman sentenced for defrauding electronics company of $500K

Jul. 19, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An employee at an electronics manufacturer in Providence has been sentenced to federal prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the business. Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Aaron Weisman said Friday that 43-year-old Jill Martinho, of Swansea, Massachusetts, was sentenced to nearly...

Adidas added to Iowa youth basketball exploitation lawsuit

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sportswear maker Adidas Group has been added as a defendant in a lawsuit against a former Iowa youth basketball coach now serving a 180-year prison sentence for sexually exploiting hundreds of former players. The civil lawsuit was initially filed in state court in Iowa in November...