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Alex Jones could lose his Infowars platform to pay for Sandy Hook conspiracy lawsuit

Jun. 14, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones appears on the brink of losing the Infowars media platform that he turned into a multimillion-dollar moneymaker over the past 25 years, as a bankruptcy judge is set to rule on whether to liquidate his assets to help pay the $1.5 billion he...

Tony Bennett's daughters sue their brother over his handling of the late singer's assets

Jun. 13, 2024 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett's two daughters are suing their brother, alleging he mishandled and failed to disclose some of their father's assets in his role as trustee of the late singer 's estate. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York by Antonia and Johanna Bennett accuses...

Progress announced in talks to resume stalled $3 billion coastal restoration project

Jun. 13, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana coastal restoration officials have reached agreement with local officials in a coastal parish to renew some preparatory work for a nearly $3 billion coastal restoration project that has been halted amid legal disputes. The agreement announced Thursday...

North Carolina judges grapple with defining 'fair' elections in redistricting suit

Jun. 13, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges deciding whether a redistricting lawsuit claiming a state constitutional right to “fair" elections can go to trial questioned Thursday their ability to scrutinize district boundaries that way or to define what “fair” means. A panel...

What we know about the lawsuit filed by the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Jun. 13, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

Attorneys for the two remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre said Thursday they will petition the Oklahoma Supreme Court for a rehearing in the case seeking reparations for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S. history. In an 8-1 decision...

Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar suing media company over his firing as pregame radio host

Jun. 13, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has sued a digital media company over his firing as a pregame radio host for placing a bet on a sportsbook app when Ohio legalized gambling last year. According to court documents, Kosar, a fan favorite during and...

Family of bystander killed during Minneapolis police pursuit files lawsuit against the city

Jun. 13, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a bystander killed during a 2021 police chase in Minneapolis is suing the city and alleging that dangerous pursuits are more common in areas of the city with predominantly Black residents. Relatives of Leneal Frazier are seeking unspecified damages...

With deal done, Disney withdraws lawsuit, ending last conflict with DeSantis and his appointees

Jun. 13, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney asked a federal appellate court to dismiss its lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, a day after his appointees approved a deal with the company on how Walt Disney World will be developed over the next two decades, ending the last piece of conflict...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 13, 2024 05:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

Fired SpaceX employees sue the company for wrongfully terminating critics of CEO Elon Musk

Jun. 13, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight former employees sued SpaceX and its CEO Elon Musk, alleging that Musk ordered them fired after they challenged what they called rampant sexual harassment and a hostile “Animal House”-style work environment at the company. The employees, who filed suit in...