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BLM whistleblower reinstated in Nevada grazing dispute

Oct. 21, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A longtime government range specialist who claimed he was fired in retaliation for repeatedly reporting illegal livestock grazing on federal land in eastern Nevada has been reinstated as part of a settlement of his whistleblower complaint against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. An...

Illegal vapes traced to California woman who was CBD pioneer

Oct. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More...

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Oct. 21, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland. The counties are looking for money to help them fight and fix the epidemic, while families who...

Indiana's top lawyer faces hearing on groping allegations

Oct. 21, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general faces a hearing over whether allegations that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar amounted to professional misconduct. Republican Curtis Hill disputes the claims from a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers that he inappropriately touched their...

Witness deadline delayed in fatal Arizona campus shooting

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff judge has given lawyers for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal 2015 campus shooting more time to collect their witnesses and build their case. But the January date for defendant Steven Jones' retrial still stands. According to the Arizona...

Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits

Oct. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the national opioid crisis. The committee of unsecured creditors...

Wyoming man sentenced to 9 months in jail for poaching deer

Oct. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to serve nine months in jail for illegally killing deer in northern Wyoming. The Sheridan Press reported Gregg Lambdin was convicted of 11 counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Officials say a plea agreement...

Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon by 150 counties and other taxing districts over the issue of forest management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The lawsuit, filed nearly four years ago, claims the state has not managed forests for...

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial

Oct. 20, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 miles (3,540...

Reno man sentenced to life in prison in 2018 fatal shooting

Oct. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in connection with a fatal shooting last year. Washoe County prosecutors say 57-year-old Kenneth Earl Davis was found guilty of murder with the use of a deadly weapon, robbery and grand larceny of a motor...