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Power corridor referendum is unconstitutional, court says

Aug. 13, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A referendum aimed at overturning approval of a $1 billion hydropower transmission corridor is unconstitutional, and should not appear on the November ballot, the state supreme court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Judicial Court found that the referendum "fails to meet the...

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest speaks to members of the media during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 29, 2020. Forest plans to sue Gov. Roy Cooper over alleged violations of the state Emergency Management Act during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Forest abandons lawsuit challenging Cooper executive orders

Aug. 13, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest ended a testy legal battle with campaign rival and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday after a judge recently rejected Forest's demand to block Cooper from shuttering businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Forest sued the governor...

This wanted poster, provided by the German police on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, shows Jan Marsalek, the former 'Wirecard' chief operating officer. German investigators are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster for Jan Marsalek, saying the 40-year-old Austrian is suspected to have fled Germany after learning authorities were after him. (BKA via AP)

German investigators appeal for help finding tech executive

Aug. 13, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators are appealing for the public's help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster late Wednesday for Jan Marsalek, saying the...

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Airbnb announced that for the first time, it is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

Aug. 12, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. The San Francisco-based home sharing company said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against a guest who held an unauthorized party at a home in Sacramento County, California, last weekend....

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to a GOP women's group in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, has won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (John Bailey/Rome News-Tribune via AP, File)

Lawsuit: Campaign and ex-cop's stepmom defamed company

Aug. 12, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia congressional candidate’s campaign conspired with the stepmother of the former Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks to publicly smear the woman’s former employer after she was fired, according to a lawsuit filed by the company. The defamation lawsuit...

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

Aug. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity. The Seattle Times and four local television stations argued in the Tuesday filing that the images are protected by the...

Environmental group says Indiana mill exceeds toxicity cap

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An environmental group that sued a steelmaker in December for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act at its northwestern Indiana facility says the company continues to release excess amounts of chemicals into a Lake Michigan tributary. The Environmental Law & Policy Center said...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

Judge partially dismisses Casella defamation case

Aug. 11, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire superior court judge has dismissed part of a defamation lawsuit filed against a Dalton man by Casella Waste. Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger ruled that the majority of statements made by Jon Swan do not amount to defamation, the Caledonian Record...

Cooper wins key ruling in COVID-19 legal fight with Forest

Aug. 11, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper won another legal victory defending his COVID-19 executive orders on Tuesday, this time when a judge rejected Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's demand that they be blocked by declaring his lawsuit is unlikely to succeed. The Republican lieutenant governor sued...