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Missouri, Planned Parenthood head to court over funding

Dec. 10, 2019 12:08 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Government funding for Missouri Planned Parenthood clinics is at stake in a lawsuit set to be argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. State attorneys are asking Supreme Court judges to back the Republican-led Legislature's decision to block funding from Planned...

Missouri attorney general sues city over ticket quotas

Dec. 9, 2019 6:58 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general on Monday announced he's suing the city of Marshfield for allegedly using traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue. In the lawsuit, Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office claims that Marshfield's police chief pressured officers to write...

Feds agree to review grizzly protections in contiguous US

Dec. 9, 2019 6:53 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials will review whether enough is being done to protect grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. states after environmentalists sued the government to try to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to a court settlement approved Monday. The review must be...

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Attorney general recuses himself from open records lawsuit

Dec. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Attorney General Eric Schmitt has recused his office from defending the state in a lawsuit contending the Missouri House violated the state's open records law. It is the second time in two years that the state has had to hire private attorneys to defend lawsuits challenging alleged violations of Missouri's...

Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bid

Dec. 9, 2019 4:25 PM EST

Amazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing contract to Microsoft in October. Amazon argues in a lawsuit unsealed Monday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims...

Missouri settles lawsuit on foster kids on psychotropic meds

Dec. 9, 2019 1:59 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri will have to overhaul how it monitors children in foster care on psychotropic drugs as part of a settlement agreement finalized this past week. The settlement calls for the state to ramp up staff training and mandates regular check-ups for kids on psychotropic...

Dartmouth student lawsuit settled over baseball injury

Dec. 9, 2019 12:51 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Dartmouth College student against the school who was seriously injured during baseball practice has been settled, the college said Monday. Last year, Colton French said in federal court documents that he was pitching to a batter in a narrow indoor area enclosed by...

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Dec. 8, 2019 9:08 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge as a lawsuit over the ban plays out in court. Alabama did not appeal the court injunction that blocked the state’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect last month, according to the attorney...

Shooting survivor sues Southern California synagogue

Dec. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn't use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. In the lawsuit obtained by Los Angeles Times, Almog Peretz claims...