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Tortoise movers sue for $500,000, say Florida moved too fast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two men who relocate gopher tortoises are suing Florida’s wildlife commission, saying they should be awarded at least $500,000 in damages because the agency violated due process by prematurely revoking their company’s license for less ...

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Unpaid rent a major problem that needs more solutions

As the COVID-19 pandemic grew worse last year and employers were forced to reduce their workforce, impacted workers found it difficult to pay rent. To ensure no one would lose their home during the crisis, federal and state eviction moratoriums ...

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Lawsuit filed over fatal motorcycle crash

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A Livingston County man is suing Harley Davidson Motor Co. over an allegedly defective motorcycle design that led to an accident that killed the man’s longtime companion. The complaint filed Monday in state Supreme Court also names Stan’s Harley-Davidson, in ...

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Ex-prosecutor settles for $87K in discrimination lawsuit

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Deschutes County deputy district attorney who sued the county, alleging race and sexual discrimination has reached an $87,500 settlement with the county, District Attorney John Hummel announced Thursday. A Portland attorney representing Jasmyn Troncoso, ...

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U.S. citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was interrogated Friday in the northern city of Nan where he ...

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2 arrested in shooting death of 19-year-old man in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last month in Rochester, New York, police said Friday. Kyrique Massey, 31, and Sohn Travis, 32, are charged with second degree murder and criminal possession ...

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NY: Broadband cos paid for 8.5M fake net neutrality comments

New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question after announcing that the state is suing the National Rifle Association during a press conference, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. James said that the state is seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission’s contentious 2017 repeal ...

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Did agents raid home of wrong woman over Jan. 6 riot? Maybe

FILE - In this Jan 6, 2021, file photo, U.S. Capitol Police try to hold back rioters outside the east doors to the House side of the U.S. Capitol. The volume of people inside the Capitol building, along with the lack of arrests made at the time of the riot, has made it difficult to identify people, even with the glut of social media evidence. Federal agents have dug through thousands of social media posts, used sweeping warrants to obtain information on cellphones in the area of the Capitol, facial recognition tools and logs of devices that logged into the congressional WiFi during the riot to try to identify the hundreds of people who stormed the Capitol. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — “We’re looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” FBI agents told Marilyn Hueper after briefly handcuffing her. Hueper shot back: “That still doesn’t explain why you’re in my home. Or in Homer, Alaska.” The search for the House speaker’s ...

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Weinstein sues lawyer Jose Baez, seeks return of $1M in fees

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Weinstein's lawyers are making a new attempt to get the New York sexual assault case against him dismissed. The former Hollywood producer's attorneys say in a court filing Monday, Nov. 5, his indictment was "irreparably tainted by police misconduct," among other problems. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein wants his money back. The convicted rapist is suing his one-time lawyer Jose Baez for breach of contract and is seeking a refund on $1 million in legal fees he says he paid the ...

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Prosecutors defend nightly sleep checks on Ghislaine Maxwell

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell is not under suicide watch, but it’s still necessary to flashlight into her cell every 15 minutes as she sleeps while she awaits a sex trafficking trial. They told a judge ...

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