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Musician wins suit against ex who sabotaged his scholarship

Jun. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to her ex-boyfriend for sabotaging his opportunity at a prestigious scholarship because she didn't want him to leave. Eric Abramovitz, currently with the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee, is a Canadian clarinetist who in 2013 applied...

Primate center sued by PETA offers to give up chimps

Jun. 18, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A center in eastern Missouri is offering to give up its chimpanzees and other primates to settle a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Lawyers for the Missouri Primate Foundation in Festus told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday the center's owner, Connie Braun...

Montana notifying Medicaid providers of temporary rate hike

Jun. 18, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's administration is complying with a judge's order to temporarily reinstate previous Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes and assisted-living facilities but will staunchly defend the rate cut made by the state health department, the governor's...

Wolf held fundraiser at law firm his administration is suing

Jun. 18, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's campaign held a $1,000-a-head fundraiser at the offices of a law firm that his administration and the city of Harrisburg are suing over its role in a municipal trash incinerator that helped drive the city into state receivership. Pennlive.com reported...

Ex-Lowe's worker sues, says she was groped by coworker

Jun. 18, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former employee of Lowe's Home Improvement store in Sioux Falls is suing the retailer claiming it failed to discipline a male worker who groped her. Vickie Mader filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Lowe's of discrimination, emotional distress and breach of contract, the...

Relatives lose lawsuit over Douglas County jail death

Jun. 18, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Relatives of a woman who died in a Douglas County jail cell have lost their federal wrongful death lawsuit against the county and the sheriff. Joseph Harvey, the father of 32-year-old Rachel Hammers, sued on behalf of Hammers' three children after she died in the county jail in May...

UW to pay $127K to settle Republicans' free-speech lawsuit

Jun. 18, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington will pay $127,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after the college billed a Republican club security fees for a rally. The UW College Republicans sued, saying the bill for $17,000 to cover security costs for the campus event violated free-speech and other...

Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

Jun. 18, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed electoral maps that were challenged as excessively partisan to remain in place for now, declining to rule on the bigger issue of whether to put limits on redistricting for political gain. The court issued a pair of unanimous rulings in partisan...

Supreme Court sides with Florida man in free speech case

Jun. 18, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who has been an outspoken critic of the south Florida city where he lives is now 2-0 in disputes with the city before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Fane Lozman in a lawsuit that began with his 2006 arrest at a City of Riviera Beach city council meeting....

Court upholds Kansas law banning 'wrongful birth' lawsuits

Jun. 18, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that a Kansas law prohibiting lawsuits based on "wrongful birth" claims is constitutional. KCUR reports that the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday on the law that protects physicians from malpractice suits if they withhold or fail to provide information...