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Appeals court upholds Tennessee's abortion waiting-period

Aug. 05, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, arguing that opponents had failed to identify instances where a woman had been significantly burdened by the requirement. The decision comes after a lower federal...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Aug. 05, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faced new legal challenges -- including from a school district where hundreds of staff and students are quarantining because of a COIVD-19 outbreak -- and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as Republican lawmakers appeared...

DOJ settles lawsuit with New Jersey over voter registration

Aug. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has settled a lawsuit it filed against the state of New Jersey over voter registration opportunities for customers of disability transportation services. The lawsuit claimed disability transportation...

University of Montana sued over alleged sex discrimination

Aug. 05, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by three former and one current university employee accuses the University of Montana of sex-based discrimination. The Missoulian reported the suit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday alleges the...

Dancers allege instructor, wife, sexually abused them

Aug. 05, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse. Boston Ballet’s Sage Humphries and another dancer,...

Jurisdictional question revived in suits over coastal loss

Aug. 05, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question of whether lawsuits blaming big oil companies for loss of vulnerable Louisiana coastal wetlands will be tried in state courts, as local parish governments want, or in federal courts, as the oil companies want, has been revived by a federal appeals panel. ...

Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. ...

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday. The Mass Litigation Panel, a...

House lawmaker suing Pelosi over mask rule says he has COVID

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Ralph Norman, one of the three congressional Republicans suing Speaker Nancy Pelosi over fines for not wearing masks during a vote on the U.S. House floor, has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19, the second member of South Carolina's delegation to do so. ...

Ohio AG seeks to add former executives, regulator to lawsuit

Aug. 05, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday asked a judge in Columbus to add two former FirstEnergy Corp. executives and the former chair of the Ohio utilities commission as defendants in a state racketeering lawsuit for their alleged roles in helping win passage of a...