- Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved Updated: Jul-03-15 3:00 am
HOUSTON - The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts.
- Oregon drops fine for pilot in herbicide overspray Updated: Jul-02-15 9:37 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The Oregon Department of Agriculture has waived $20,000 in fines for a helicopter pilot and a company named in an investigation into herbicides being sprayed over timberlands in Curry County.
- $18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill Updated: Jul-02-15 4:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.
- Montana Supreme Court ducks decision on punitive damages cap Updated: Jul-02-15 12:48 pm
HELENA, Montana - The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a $52 million jury verdict in a breach of contract case, but justices did not rule on the constitutionality of the state's $10 million cap on punitive damages.
- French court: No compensation over faulty breast implants Updated: Jul-02-15 8:31 am
PARIS - A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants - and now women who sued may have to pay back 5.8 million euros ($6.4 million) in collective damages they received in a lower-court ruling.
- WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits Updated: Jul-01-15 10:41 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.
- DeKalb County CEO found guilty of perjury, extortion charge Updated: Jul-01-15 9:29 pm
DECATUR, Georgia - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.
- Judge orders Colorado oilman to pay $16.8M in legal fees Updated: Jul-01-15 6:01 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A Colorado oilman must pay $16.8 million to reimburse energy companies for legal fees they incurred defending his unsuccessful lawsuits against them, a federal judge has ordered.
- Estonia's foreign minister steps down amid court ruling Updated: Jul-01-15 12:26 pm
TALLINN, Estonia - Estonia's foreign minister says she is resigning following a local court ruling that connected her to the bankruptcy of her father's freight company and ordered her and other defendants to pay claims to creditors.
- Construction company owner gets jail for kickbacks, attack Updated: Jul-01-15 4:31 am
CAMDEN, New Jersey - A construction company owner has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for extorting kickbacks and condoning an attack on a critical site manager.
- Arrest order issued for vice president of Honduran Congress Updated: Jun-30-15 11:22 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduras' Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country's health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests.
- Ruling allows Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit to go to trial Updated: Jun-30-15 5:46 pm
An Oklahoma woman can pursue a jury trial after she was injured when her fireplace crumbled in an earthquake she claims was caused by saltwater waste pumped into the ground, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
- US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry Updated: Jun-30-15 5:11 pm
NEW YORK - Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday.
- Lawsuit challenges governor's religious objections order Updated: Jun-30-15 4:10 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and should be thrown out, gay rights advocates argue in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
- 2 Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France Updated: Jun-30-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial to face charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
- Vernon County woman sentenced to 2 years for embezzlement Updated: Jun-30-15 6:55 am
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - A Vernon County woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling more than $336,000 from her employer and failing to pay taxes on the stolen money.
- Contact lens companies say Utah law hurts their business Updated: Jun-29-15 7:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Contact-lens manufacturers say a hotly contested Utah law banning minimum prices for their product takes direct aim at their business model, and they will lose money if it stays on the books.
- Blood-testing company asks court to set procedures for sale Updated: Jun-29-15 1:15 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Blood-testing company Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. has asked a bankruptcy court to set procedures for a sale.
- Supreme Court revives lawsuit over Norfolk sign Updated: Jun-29-15 12:26 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The U.S. Supreme Court has revived a Norfolk company's lawsuit challenging the city's sign ordinance.
- Court bars New York psychic business from soliciting in Iowa Updated: Jun-27-15 4:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa judge has ordered a New York-based company that prosecutors say conned people into paying for outlandish psychic readings and prophecies to stop soliciting Iowa residents and refund nearly $14,000 already sent from them.
- NY man charged with using fake company to commit ID theft Updated: Jun-27-15 3:44 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City man has been charged with running an identity-theft scheme in which he pretended to be a record company executive in order to use job applicants' personal information.
- Gulf Power settles lawsuit over leaking pollutants Updated: Jun-27-15 11:43 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Gulf Power Company has reached a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by three environmental groups over pollutants leaking into the Apalachicola River.
- California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle' Updated: Jun-27-15 1:07 am
LOS ANGELES - Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill - oil was spreading across the sand and into the surf. Tracing the source, they found crude gushing from a bluff like a fire hose "without a nozzle," records show.
- Manufacturer sentenced for false statement violations Updated: Jun-26-15 8:59 pm
PORTAGE, Indiana - A northwest Indiana manufacturer has been sentenced to pay a fine and other penalties in connection with Clean Air Act false statement violations.
- Former Qualcomm executive sent to prison for insider trading Updated: Jun-26-15 5:47 pm
SAN DIEGO - A former Qualcomm Inc. executive was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and fined $500,000 for an insider trading scheme to profit off the wireless technology company's confidential information and then covering up his crimes.