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Walmart sues Tesla for solar panels that went up in flames

Aug. 20, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" on Tuesday, saying that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. The retailer said fires broke out at seven store rooftops between 2012 and 2018, causing millions of dollars in...

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

Aug. 20, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure won't take effect as scheduled on Aug. 28. Critics of the...

Schmitt withdraws First Amendment argument in lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday withdrew a legal brief he had filed in a defamation lawsuit arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens that were requested by the plaintiff's attorney. Schmidt originally...

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Aug. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page suit says school officials knew or should have known the...

Jury awards $3M to fired Planned Parenthood Arizona worker

Aug. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who worked for the organization for more than 15...

3 women sue Epstein's estate, citing rape, other sex acts

Aug. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women filed lawsuits Tuesday accusing Jeffrey Epstein of raping them or subjecting them to other forced sex acts, including one case while he was serving a Florida jail sentence that allowed him out to work during the day. The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed on behalf...

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition said in its lawsuit...

The Latest: Schmitt withdraws First Amendment motion

Aug. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records in a lawsuit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has withdrawn a legal brief he filed arguing that the First Amendment...

NWHL reaches agreement to resume use of Beauts' trademarks

Aug. 20, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hockey League has reached an "amicable agreement" to resume using the Buffalo Beauts' logos and trademarked materials in resolving its lawsuit with the team's former owners. The suit was voluntarily dismissed in federal court Tuesday, a few weeks after both sides...

California pension fund wants to join Facebook lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's teacher pension fund says it wants to join a lawsuit seeking to change Facebook's corporate governance practices. The California State Teachers' Retirement System said Tuesday it will ask a judge to be added to a pending lawsuit against Facebook's leadership, which...