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Home improvement contractor charged with manslaughter

Apr. 21, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of a home improvement company charged with manslaughter following the death of a worker is set for a court hearing. The Portland Press Herald reports the arraignment of Saco-based contractor, Shawn D. Purvis, is scheduled for May 20 at Portland Unified Criminal Court....

Lawsuit after 2 casinos couldn't take March Madness bets

Apr. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the NCAA Tournament. A Friday news release from Delaware North says it's filed a civil suit seeking monetary damages against United...

Supreme Court enters battle over suburban Chicago hospital

Apr. 18, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has stepped into a battle over the fate of a suburban Chicago hospital. Early Thursday, the Illinois Appellate Court reversed a lower court ruling barring the closing of Westlake Hospital. The appeals court ruled the village of Melrose Park had no grounds to...

Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

Apr. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. U.S....

New Mexico racino license in limbo pending court fight

Apr. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute that has kept the regulatory panel from making a final decision on awarding the state's sixth and final license for a horse racetrack and casino. The commission voted to...

Gov creates advisory board to tackle Ore. foster care crisis

Apr. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Thursday establishing an oversight board for Oregon's troubled foster care system, which has drawn heavy criticism and is the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging abuse and neglect of children in state care. The governor is establishing a Child...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

Apr. 18, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't allowed in the farming industry. The deal awaiting a judge's approval involves a business structure that...

Sears sues former chairman Eddie Lampert

Apr. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion in assets. The lawsuit, which was filed late Wednesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New...

Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition. Madisyn Cox sued Cooper Concepts on Monday in state court. She says the vitamins caused a failed drug...

The Latest: Fire chaplain hailed as hero in Notre Dame blaze

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 11:50 p.m. For the chaplain of the Paris fire brigade, the hardest thing about the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral was cracking the security codes to rescue its most precious relic. Fire chaplain...