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Lawsuit seeks to revoke FAA license for Georgia spaceport

May. 26, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast are asking a court to throw out the project's government license, saying the Federal Aviation Administration failed to correctly assess the risks of firing rockets over homes and a barrier island...

Lawsuit: 13-year-old's hands up when shot by Chicago police

May. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy shot in the back by a Chicago police officer was unarmed and had his arms raised to surrender when he was hit by the bullet, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday, saying the incident illustrates deeply flawed implementation of department policy on the pursuit of...

Kentucky coal firm held in contempt over WVa mine pollution

May. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky coal company has been found in contempt for failing to submit court-ordered plans to clean up two polluted West Virginia mine sites. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers issued a contempt order against Lexington Coal Company LLC. Chambers wrote...

Twitter shareholders sue Musk, say he 'deflated' stock price

May. 26, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

Twitter shareholders have filed a lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of engaged in “unlawful conduct” aimed at sowing doubt about his bid to buy the social media company. The lawsuit filed late Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claims the...

Lawsuit: California transit agency failed to stop gunman

May. 26, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One year after a problem employee shot and killed nine coworkers in a rampage at a light rail yard, the family of one of the victims filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging negligence and wrongful death by the Northern California transportation agency, the Santa Clara County...

Illinois suit targets post-election count of mail ballots

May. 26, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday by three Illinois Republicans argues that the state should not count mail-in ballots that arrive after the date of an election. The suit was filed in federal court in Chicago on behalf of Rep. Michael Bost from Carbondale, a state GOP...

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

May. 26, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Thursday they have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men, an announcement that came as the actor was in court in New York testifying in a different case. The Crown Prosecution Service said Spacey...

Legal challenge filed to stop Oklahoma anti-abortion bill

May. 26, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of abortion providers in Oklahoma filed a legal challenge Thursday to a new law that bans nearly all abortions in the state. The lawsuit filed with the Oklahoma Supreme Court seeks to stop the new law from taking effect. The court declined to...

Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant

May. 26, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court began hearings Thursday in a lawsuit seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who were children in Fukushima at the time of its 2011 nuclear power plant disaster and later developed thyroid cancer. The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the...

Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother's death at sea

May. 26, 2022 01:23 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The circumstantial evidence against Nathan Carman had been lying in plain sight for years before his surprising indictment and arrest this month on allegations he killed his mother at sea off New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars. Federal...