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Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

Jan. 21, 2021 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. Judge Joel Cohen’s ruling will allow New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit to move ahead...

FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Las Vegas gambler William

Insider trading sentence of Vegas gambler commuted by Trump

Jan. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas professional gambler, real estate mogul and philanthropist who was convicted in an insider trading case said Wednesday he's grateful his prison sentence was commuted by former President Donald Trump. William “Billy” Walters said in a statement issued through...

Nashville airport authority sues car sharing company

Jan. 21, 2021 10:53 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport officials have sued a peer-to-peer car sharing company over claims that its offerings at the airport are unauthorized and illegal. The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority filed the lawsuit this week against Turo Inc. in Davidson County Chancery...

FILE - In this  June 11, 2009 file photo, Bermuda's Prime Minister Ewart Brown gives a news conference in Hamilton, Bermuda. Brown, a physician who served as premier of the British territory from 2006 to 2010, was charged on Jan. 20, 2021, with 13 counts of corruption in an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme that spans at least a decade and involves a U.S.-based hospital.  (AP Photo/The Royal Gazette, Akil Simmons, File)

Government charges former Bermuda premier with corruption

Jan. 21, 2021 10:16 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bermuda’s former premier, Ewart Brown, has been charged with 13 counts of corruption in an alleged multimillion-dollar scheme that spans at least a decade and involves a U.S.-based hospital. Brown, a physician who led the British territory from 2006 to 2010, will plead...

Man shot by Memphis police settles lawsuit against city

Jan. 21, 2021 4:29 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who survived a shooting by police after a fleeing a traffic stop has settled his lawsuit against the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Martavious Banks will receive a $200,000 settlement after a voluntary agreement between him and the city was filed in federal court, The Commercial...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, N.M., at a protest against gun control and pro-abortion rights legislation outside the New Mexico State Capitol, in Santa Fe, N.M. A New Mexico county official who runs a group called

Cowboys for Trump leaders seeks cover for financial backers

Jan. 20, 2021 10:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday from the jailed founder of Cowboys for Trump, tossing the effort to block or avoid possible financial disclosure requirements as a political group in New Mexico. The lawsuit filed in June 2020 from Couy Griffin and Cowboys for Trump was in...

FILE - This photo from Wednesday March 7, 2012, shows Illinois gun owners and supporters file NRA applications during an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois State in Springfield, Ill. Lawyers for the influential gun-rights advocacy group told a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 that the organization’s recent decision to seek bankruptcy protection and reincorporate in gun-friendly Texas was not an attempt to dodge a lawsuit brought by the attorney general in New York, its current corporate home. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

NRA fights for its future in Texas, New York courts

Jan. 20, 2021 8:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is in a double-barreled legal battle for its future, moving forward with its bankruptcy case while fighting accusations it only sought Chapter 11 protection to avoid a potentially crippling lawsuit. Lawyers for the influential advocacy group told a federal...

District to restart class amid court case, statehouse debate

Jan. 20, 2021 7:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City students are expected to resume in-person learning for at least two days per week amid arguments by legislative leaders and attorneys representing parents. If that plan changes, though, the Salt Lake City School District could lose funding under a bill that advanced at...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson dunks during the third quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Judge sides with Zion Williamson against ex-marketing agent

Jan. 20, 2021 7:59 PM EST

A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson in a case concerning a contract he terminated with a Florida-based marketing agent who is seeking $100 million in damages from the former Duke star. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem, North...

In this May 16, 2013, photo, Rod Ratcliff, CEO of Centaur gaming, owner of racinos, smiles during an interview. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, to force Ratcliff to give up his ownership stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a new casino being built in Gary, Indiana, saying he had continued exerting control over its parent company in violation of state orders. (Danese Kenon/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana casino executive fighting state over ouster order

Jan. 20, 2021 4:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime heavyweight in Indiana’s gambling industry is fighting state regulators' attempts to force him to give up his stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a $300 million new casino project in Gary. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by former Spectacle Entertainment CEO Rod Ratcliff in...