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Kansas governor sues in dispute over in-person services

Apr. 9, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor filed a lawsuit Thursday after a Republican-dominated legislative panel overturned her executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 attendees during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Laura Kelly said “the last thing” she...

Farmer injured in helicopter crash settles lawsuit

Apr. 9, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Lyon County farmer who was injured when a helicopter he rented to find some lost cows crashed in a 2017 has settled a lawsuit against the pilot and helicopter company. Steve Ahrendt and his wife, Lori, of rural Inwood, Iowa, sued Ride the Sky Helicopters, of Sioux Falls, and pilot...

Former Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer case

Apr. 9, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives were allowed to remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud and...

Doc says virus safety concerns led to firing, sues hospital

Apr. 9, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi doctor who was fired after raising concerns about her hospital's safety measures in the coronavirus pandemic is now suing. News outlets reported Dr. Samantha Houston was fired from Oxford’s Baptist Memorial Hospital after she wrote a Facebook post soliciting...

Judge rejects government's bid to block airline-data merger

Apr. 8, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a government attempt to block Sabre Corp. from buying Farelogix Inc. in a $360 million deal combining two companies that provide information about airline tickets to travel agents. U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Stark in Delaware said in a ruling late...

FILE - In this March 27, 2017 file photo the Pecos River flows near the U.S.-Mexico border near Terlingua, Texas. Ranchers in a southeastern New Mexico community and a potash company are locking in fight over water rights connected to the Pecos River. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Ranchers get legal win in fight over Pecos River rights

Apr. 8, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M (AP) — Ranchers in a southeastern New Mexico community are claiming victory in a legal battle with a potash company over water rights connected to the Pecos River. A state district judge ruled last week to call on the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer to show cause for issuing the...

FILE- In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical company CEO, Martin Shkreli, arrives at federal court in New York. The convicted former drug company wants out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus. Shkreli's attorney said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that he will be filing court papers asking federal authorities to release Shkreli for three months so he can do laboratory work “under strict supervision.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

'Pharma Bro' wants out of prison to research coronavirus

Apr. 7, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” wants to get out of prison so he can help research a treatment for the coronavirus, his lawyer said Tuesday. Defense attorney Ben Brafman said that he will file court papers asking federal authorities to...

Entercom station in Kansas City sued for discrimination

Apr. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The former co-host of “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on Kansas City radio station KRBZ-FM is suing the station's parent company for alleged discrimination and for retaliating against her when she complained. In a lawsuit filed last month in federal court in...

US prosecutors allege bribes in 2018, 2022 World Cup votes

Apr. 7, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022...

Court: Utilities cannot charge energy-making customers more

Apr. 3, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Utilities cannot charge customers who produce some of their own energy more than other customers, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision that strikes down proposed rates from two companies. The state's highest court found the proposals by Westar and Kansas Gas and Electric...