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Seattle company faces legal action over alleged non-payments

Sep. 10, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based virtual box office company is facing two legal complaints alleging it owes artists and customers money, court records show. Lawyers in Seattle filed one legal action on behalf of ticket buyers and another on behalf of 16 event producers that allege financial wrongdoing by...

FILE- In this March 27, 2019 file photo, plastic bags are tangled in the branches of a tree in New York City's East Village neighborhood. New York's never-enforced ban on single-use plastic bags has survived a lawsuit lodged by a plastic bag manufacturer and convenience store owners, but a state judge ruled Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, that state regulators went too far by allowing stores to hand out thicker plastic bags.. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY's plastic bag ban survives lawsuit, but not unscathed

Aug. 20, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's never-enforced ban on single-use plastic bags has survived a lawsuit lodged by a plastic bag manufacturer and convenience store owners, but a state judge ruled Thursday that state regulators went too far by allowing stores to hand out thicker plastic bags. A state law...

Employees at Ameritech Millworks watch a wall of flames as fire crews battle a massive blaze in an industrial area of Grand Prairie, Texas, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. A large fire continues to burn at a Dallas-area factory that makes trash bags and other plastics. Authorities say there are no reports of injuries in the fire at the Poly-America factory. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Firefighters contain large blaze at Dallas-area factory

Aug. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — A massive daylong fire at a Dallas-area plastics factory Wednesday that sent a dense column of toxic black smoke over North Texas before fire crews could tame it has been contained, fire officials said. There were no reports of injuries from the midnight Tuesday blaze at the...

Workers clean up tree damage in Glastonbury, Conn., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/David Collins)

Connecticut might make utilities pay customers for outages

Aug. 17, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation being drafted in Connecticut would force utility companies to pay consumers for spoiled food and lost medicine following lengthy power outages. The move comes after more than 1 million state homes and businesses were left in the dark for days earlier this month following...

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts addresses lawmakers in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the last day of a legislative session marked by major disruptions from the coronavirus and political feuds that often turned personal. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska lawmakers OK property tax credits as session ends

Aug. 13, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved new tax credits for homeowners, farmers and businesses and put more restrictions on abortions Thursday as they finished a session marred by ugly public disputes and criticism that they didn't do enough to address the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-day session...

Nebraska state senators vote on a property tax bill in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Nebraska lawmakers pushed a property tax package through another procedural vote and were expected to do the same for new abortion restrictions in the session's final days. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Property tax, abortion bills set for final votes in Nebraska

Aug. 11, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a property tax and business incentives package and new abortion restrictions through a key procedural vote on Tuesday, despite fervent opposition from some senators in the final days of this year's session. Each measure won second-round approval in the...

New property tax and business incentive package advances

Aug. 4, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will try once again to pass a major property tax and business incentive package as early as Wednesday, with time running out in this year's session. The Legislature's Revenue Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a new proposal designed to benefit Nebraska property...