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Lawsuit calls Arkansas "ag-gag" law unconstitutional

Jun. 26, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A legal advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a state law that farm organizations have used to shield themselves from undercover investigations by animal rights groups. Lawyers the Animal Legal Defense Fund and other animal rights organizations...

Parents of slain Kansas City man sue gun maker, dealer

Jun. 26, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a slain Kansas City man are suing the manufacturer of the weapon used in the shooting and the dealer accused of selling it to a former fire captain who is charged in federal court with knowingly supplying firearms to felons. Alvino and Beverly Crawford filed the...

Mississippi fights lawsuit over reliance on mental hospitals

Jun. 26, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the federal government tries to compel Mississippi to give mentally ill people more options to get the treatment they need in their own communities, the experiences of Harold Biggs and Pamela Kirby offer a sharp contrast. Biggs, 75, has tried for decades to get help for his adult...

Victims question Kamala Harris' record on clergy abuse

Jun. 26, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joey Piscitelli was angry when Kamala Harris emerged as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. It brought back the frustration he felt in the 2000s, when he was a newly minted spokesman for clergy sex abuse victims and Harris was San Francisco's district attorney....

French lawsuit accuses Google of violating EU privacy rules

Jun. 26, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A leading French consumer group filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of violating the European Union's landmark 2018 privacy rules. In its filing in a Paris administrative court, the consumer group UFC Que Choisir is seeking 1,000 euros ($1,135) in damages for each of the 200...

Correction: Video Gambling Terminals story

Jun. 26, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story June 24 about a lawsuit against a gambling machine provider in Missouri, The Associated Press reported erroneously which agency approved a measure calling for the Missouri Lottery to be included in future gambling expansion plans. It was the Missouri Lottery Commission...

Lawsuit: Idaho Fish and Game check stations unconstitutional

Jun. 26, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man says check stations set up by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game requiring motorists to stop are violations of the Idaho and U.S. constitutions. Boundary County resident Steve Tanner in documents filed last week in U.S. District Court as part of a lawsuit asks...

Widow: Dangerous conditions at Braves' stadium led to death

Jun. 26, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The widow of a beer tap inventor who died inside a walk-in cooler at the Atlanta Braves' stadium is blaming a faulty door mechanism and lethal carbon dioxide leaks. Angela Keeling made the allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed Friday against the team and its contractors. Todd...

Lawsuit: Lewd photo of nursing home resident shared

Jun. 26, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawsuit claims employees of a Pennsylvania nursing home shared a nude photo of a resident on social media. According to the lawsuit, the photo taken on New Year's Eve at Paramount Senior Living at Seven Fields showed the 83-year-old woman, who suffers from dementia, naked below the...

APNewsBreak: Lawsuit claims Utah hotel exploited immigrants

Jun. 25, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses the luxury Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City of luring workers from the Philippines to a program that promised training and cultural immersion but instead forced them to work long hours doing menial jobs for low pay. The hotel misused a type of visa...