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Medical groups urge Alabama Supreme Court to revisit frozen embryo ruling

Mar. 01, 2024 20:31 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Groups representing Alabama doctors and hospitals urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to revisit a decision equating frozen embryos to children, saying the ruling is blocking fertility treatments and harming the medical community. The Medical...

Mistrial declared in Delaware lawsuit blaming landscaper's cancer on use of Roundup weedkiller

Mar. 01, 2024 17:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge declared a mistrial Friday in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The ruling came about two hours after jurors sent a note saying they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after three...

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman, claiming betrayal of its goal to benefit humanity

Mar. 01, 2024 17:30 PM EST

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker's founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits. In a lawsuit filed at San Francisco Superior Court, billionaire Musk said that when he bankrolled OpenAI's...

In Cooper lawsuit, North Carolina judges block new makeups of 2 boards, leave 5 intact

Mar. 01, 2024 16:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New compositions of North Carolina boards that approve transportation policy and spending and select economic incentive recipients are unconstitutional because lawmakers would have too much control over them, a panel of trial judges ruled. Three judges hearing...

Judge puts brakes on new law banning foreign government spending on referendums

Mar. 01, 2024 16:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge is delaying the implementation of a voter-approved law in Maine that aimed to close an election law loophole by stopping foreign government spending on state referendum races. U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen issued a preliminary injunction...

Social media influencer says Dolphins' Tyreek Hill broke her leg during football drill at his home

Mar. 01, 2024 14:17 PM EST

A social media influencer is suing Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill over an alleged incident that happened at the NFL star's South Florida home last summer. In a lawsuit that Sophie Hall's attorneys filed in Broward County circuit court on Feb. 23, the influencer claims that...

Family of man who died after being punched by Detroit police officer files federal lawsuit

Mar. 01, 2024 14:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The family of a 70-year-old man who died after a Detroit police officer punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, is suing the former officer and the city of Detroit, seeking $50 million for alleged civil rights violations. The federal lawsuit filed...

Resolution calls for county to pay $150K to a Black man punched by a white officer while handcuffed

Mar. 01, 2024 13:02 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in a Tennessee county have introduced a resolution to pay $150,000 to a Black man who was filmed being struck by a white police officer while he was handcuffed. Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote next week on a resolution approved...

Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source

Feb. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge held veteran investigative reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt on Thursday for refusing to divulge her source for a series of Fox News stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. U.S....

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Feb. 29, 2024 18:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent, basing the allegation on a video from a conservative group that has promoted false claims on other issues. ...