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Environmental groups sue over W.Va. coal reclamation fund

Jul. 10, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental groups have sued the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over what they say is the agency’s failure to adhere to federal reporting requirements for a coal mine reclamation fund. The lawsuit filed Thursday by the West Virginia Highlands...

Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Johnny Depp is back in the witness box for a third day at the trial of his libel suit against a tabloid newspaper that called him a “wife-beater.” Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that said he’d physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard.  He strongly denies ever hitting Heard. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

In court, Depp denies violence during 'tailspin' marriage

Jul. 9, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp said Thursday that his relationship with Amber Heard was “a crime scene waiting to happen,” but denied assaulting her during a drug-fueled rampage in Australia while he was filming a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. The Hollywood star was giving...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London.  Court documents have revealed that Meghan felt “unprotected” by Britain’s monarchy and was “prohibited from defending herself” against negative media reports when she was pregnant, according to documents submitted Thursday July 2, 2020, as part of Meghan’s lawsuit against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday newspaper and MailOnline website. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Meghan tries to prevent 'friends' being named in suit

Jul. 9, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex asked a British court Thursday to prevent a newspaper from publishing the names of five friends who defended her while speaking to an American magazine under the shield of anonymity. The former Meghan Markle made the request in a witness statement for her lawsuit against...

EU court: diesel customers can sue VW where they bought cars

Jul. 9, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that buyers of Volkswagen cars fitted with software installed to cheat diesel emissions tests can sue the automaker in the country where they bought the car rather than seeking damages in Germany. The European Court of Justice was asked to...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham removes her face mask at the start of an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in New Mexico and the State's effort to limit the impact of the disease on residents, during a news conference at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday May 27, 2020. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico marks 2nd highest daily new COVID-19 case count

Jul. 8, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to the New Mexico Supreme Court to decide what authority the state has to enforce certain provisions of the public health orders that have stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic. Arguments will be presented during an Aug. 4 remote hearing. About a dozen business...

Colorado sues Juul for marketing to minors

Jul. 7, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has filed a lawsuit against an e-cigarette manufacturer saying the company marketed products to children and downplayed health risks. The lawsuit filed in Denver District Court Tuesday says Juul Labs Inc. violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, The Colorado Sun reported ...

Judge halts virus relief funding for Alaska Native firms

Jul. 7, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has put the brakes on federal coronavirus relief funding for Alaska Native corporations while tribal nations appeal a ruling that deemed the corporations eligible. The decision Tuesday stems from lawsuits that several tribes filed against the Treasury Department...

Carson City developing new hemp policy amid court fight

Jul. 7, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Carson City is working on a policy for hemp growing as it continues to fight a lawsuit brought by a cultivator who wants to grow it on city open space land. The suit involves Tahoe Hemp LLC’s plans to grow hemp on city-owned open space known as Buzzy’s Ranch. The...

Family files discrimination lawsuit against Hampton Inn

Jul. 3, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A Black family has filed a federal lawsuit against the parent company of Hampton Inn and others after the family said a North Carolina clerk called police on them over a billing dispute two years ago. Delores Corbett was seeking clarification on a billing error for her prepaid room at...

Judge sanctions Mountaire in Delaware wastewater lawsuit

Jul. 2, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in southern Delaware. The judge this...