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Arizona developer's lawyer wants to rebut US House charges

May. 19, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for an Arizona real estate developer who was referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation along with a former Trump administration Cabinet member by Democrats on a congressional committee demanded Thursday that he be allowed to publicly rebut the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 16, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott should be transparent, release border documents What is he trying to hide? That was our first thought late last week when we learned that Gov. Greg Abbott had refused a media request to...

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

May. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based...

Democrats seek criminal charges against Trump Interior head

May. 11, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to investigate whether a Trump administration interior secretary engaged in possible criminal conduct while helping an Arizona developer get a crucial permit for a housing project. ...

Private property owners sue over Virginia's hunting dog law

May. 11, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WILSONS, Va. (AP) — Soon after Jim Medeiros bought his 143-acre (58-hectare) cattle and poultry farm in rural Virginia a decade ago, he and his wife were startled by the sounds of 20 hunting dogs barking and howling as they circled their house and chased their chickens. When...

Grain elevator: Ruling lets slave descendants suit go ahead

Apr. 28, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

EDGARD, La. (AP) — Descendants of slaves who lived and toiled in southeastern Louisiana won a key ruling Thursday allowing their legal challenge to go forward against a $400 million grain elevator planned along the Mississippi River, although the company behind the project said it would likely...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 28, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

Post and Courier. April 26, 2022. Editorial: Welcome steps to protect horseshoe crabs, but SC needs yet another It’s been a good week for those concerned about the health of South Carolina’s horseshoe crab population — and also about the viability of the...

Interior Secretary Haaland in midst of visit to Alaska

Apr. 21, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is in the midst of her first visit to Alaska in that role, including to a community at the center of a long-running dispute over a proposed land exchange aimed at building a road through a national wildlife refuge. Residents...

'Lizard King' gets 7 months for trafficking Florida turtles

Apr. 20, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to seven months in federal prison followed by a year of home confinement for his part in a scheme to smuggle illegally harvested Florida turtles to China, Japan and other places. Michael Van Nostrand, 55, of Davie, was sentenced Tuesday...

Louisiana: Hunting guide pleads guilty to harassing hunters

Apr. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

VENICE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana hunting guide has pleaded guilty to harassing duck hunters and shooting their decoys. The 32-year-old local guide from Buras was trying to make the other duck hunters leave public land in Venice so he could hunt there, Louisiana Department of Wildlife...