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Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Dec. 7, 2019 3:47 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...

2 businesses sue pipeline company over 2016 explosion

Dec. 7, 2019 10:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two businesses whose Northwest Portland storefronts were destroyed by a 2016 gas explosion have filed new lawsuits against the company that was digging at the time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland Bagelworks owners Kim and Rik Bartel are suing Loy Clark Pipeline for $2.6...

Discriminatory housing policy lawsuit in Sunnyside dismissed

Dec. 7, 2019 9:11 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the city of Sunnyside of using its crime-free rental policy to discriminate. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit July 30 in U.S. District Court. The city's crime-free rental program...

Junk mail helps woman discover her home had been stolen

Dec. 7, 2019 9:00 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Rohina Husseini had no idea someone could steal a house, but the first small clue that the home she owned for nearly a decade was no longer hers was a piece of junk mail that most of us ignore. The Springfield mother said she initially tossed the mortgage refinancing offers that...

Elon Musk cleared of defamation in 'pedo guy' tweet trial

Dec. 6, 2019 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk defeated defamation allegations Friday from a British cave explorer who claimed he was branded a pedophile when the Tesla CEO called him “pedo guy” in an angry tweet. Vernon Unsworth, who participated in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for...

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

Dec. 6, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. The federal lawsuit filed in Washington,...

Pork industry sues over California law on animal confinement

Dec. 6, 2019 6:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pork industry is challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved California measure that will prohibit the sale of meat products from hogs born to sows confined in spaces that don’t meet new minimum size requirements. A lawsuit filed late Thursday in San Diego federal...

Suit to force treasurer from Statehouse office can continue

Dec. 6, 2019 6:06 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawsuit brought by Idaho legislative leaders seeking to force the treasurer out of her first-floor office in the Statehouse can move forward, a judge ruled Friday. Fourth District Court Judge Nancy Baskin didn't rule on the merits of the case but said the legislative leaders have...

Lottery group agreed to pay $1.5M more to jackpot winner

Dec. 6, 2019 5:08 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider. An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery...