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California pot seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...

Man banished from Kansas in plea deal seeks to return

Jul. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who was permanently banished from Kansas as a condition of his plea deal in a criminal case is seeking to return to the state with the help of an organization that says the punishment harkens back to "draconian penalties of Ancient Greece or the vigilante justice of the Old...

Engineers find structural risks in Skagit County Courthouse

Jul. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — An engineering firm has found severe structural problems that would put a nearly 100-year-old courthouse in Washington state at risk if an earthquake hit. The Skagit Valley Herald reported Sunday that a report by the Davido Consulting Group identified several "significant seismic...

Latest: Oklahoma prosecutor calls drugmaker opioid 'kingpin'

Jul. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on Oklahoma's lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries over the opioid crisis (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has described consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin" company...

Immigrant appeals Nevada murder case to state Supreme Court

Jul. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four northern Nevadans are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling upholding a grand jury's authority to indict him in Reno for two of the fatal shootings outside the county. Public defenders for Wilber...

Trial delayed for white man accused of killing black student

Jul. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A judge has granted a delay in the trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student's fatal stabbing. The Washington Post reports a Prince George's County Circuit Court judge granted the delay Thursday, 11 days before the trial of 24-year-old Sean...

Suspect in courthouse pipe bombs unsuccessfully sued county

Jul. 10, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who federal agents said exploded two bombs outside a South Carolina courthouse had his lawsuit about poor jail conditions in the same county thrown out just days earlier. The Tuesday arrest of Michael Seabrooke caused a stir in Pickens County after he told agents he threw other...

Prosecutor: Probe of black man's shooting won't be rushed

Jul. 9, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The special prosecutor who's investigating a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black man in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor said Tuesday that his probe won't be rushed and will take "as long as it takes." A St. Joseph County...

Defense seeks trial delay in fatal stabbing on campus

Jul. 9, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking for more time to prepare for a trial of a white man charged with murder and a hate crime in a black student's fatal stabbing on the University of Maryland's campus. Prince George's County Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Hill Jr. hasn't ruled on the defense...

Kansas judge won't give go-ahead for telemedicine abortions

Jul. 8, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state-court judge declined Monday to give a Kansas clinic permission to provide telemedicine abortions. Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson rejected a request from the Trust Women Foundation for an injunction to block the state from subjecting the clinic and its doctors to...