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Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 23:31 PM EST

The NCAA lost another legal battle Friday as a federal judge barred the organization from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation for recruits by granting a preliminary injunction demanded by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. It was another blow to...

NCAA president says Congress must act to preserve sports at colleges that can't pay athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker said Friday that action by Congress was needed to protect what he described as the “95 percent” of athletes whose ability to play college sports would be endangered by a court ruling or regulatory decision declaring them as employees of their...

A judge has dismissed Fargo's challenge to North Dakota restrictions on local gun control

Feb. 23, 2024 17:50 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by North Dakota's largest city that challenged a new law banning zoning ordinances related to guns and ammunition. Fargo sued last year, calling the law unconstitutional and a swipe at the city's home rule powers. State...

NRA and former leader Wayne LaPierre are found liable in a lawsuit centered on the organization’s lavish spending

Feb. 23, 2024 17:36 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NRA and former leader Wayne LaPierre are found liable in a lawsuit centered on the organization’s lavish spending.

Utah man sues Maduro over trauma caused by nearly two years of imprisonment in Venezuela

Feb. 22, 2024 21:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Utah man imprisoned for nearly two years in Venezuela has sued President Nicolás Maduro, accusing the leftist leader of heading a “criminal enterprise” that kidnaps, tortures and unjustly imprisons American citizens. The complaint filed Thursday in Miami federal...

Chiefs sign punter Matt Araiza, who was dropped from lawsuit in December after alleged rape

Feb. 22, 2024 21:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are signing punter Matt Araiza, who was dropped from a lawsuit in December that had been filed by a woman who alleged she was raped by San Diego State football players in 2021. The signing was announced by Araiza's agent, Joe Linta,...

Who has the power to sue Brett Favre over welfare money? 1 Mississippi Republican sues another

Feb. 22, 2024 20:15 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Republican attorney general sued the Republican state auditor Thursday, saying the auditor is trying to usurp her authority over recovering interest on misspent welfare money from retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre — money that was supposed to help some of...

Mississippi might allow incarcerated people to sue prisons over transgender inmates

Feb. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill before Mississippi lawmakers might allow incarcerated people to sue jails and prisons if they encounter inmates from the opposite sex, such as those who are transgender, in restrooms or changing areas. State lawmakers advanced the proposal out of a...

What's next after the Alabama ruling that counts IVF embryos as children?

Feb. 22, 2024 19:01 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last week that couples who were trying in vitro fertilization and lost frozen embryos in an accident at a south Alabama storage facility can sue under the state’s wrongful death law. Since then, three providers have paused...

South Carolina bans inmates from in-person interviews. A lawsuit wants to change that

Feb. 22, 2024 18:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prison policy banning inmates from speaking to reporters in person or having their writings directly published violates the First Amendment free speech rights of prisoners, a civil rights organization said in a federal lawsuit Thursday. While...