- Court sides with Uber drivers to expand case over pay Updated: Sep-01-15 11:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge granted class-action status Tuesday to a lawsuit in California against Uber over the payment of its drivers, upping the stakes for the ride-hailing company in the case.
- Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal Updated: Sep-01-15 9:28 pm
LAS VEGAS - Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz was recruited by Sands China Ltd. on Tuesday to argue that Nevada's Supreme Court should dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the company's former CEO five years ago.
- Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage Updated: Sep-01-15 8:37 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - Invoking "God's authority," a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail.
- Kemper power plant overruns climb another $25 million Updated: Sep-01-15 8:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday it will spend at least another $25 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.3 billion.
- Attorneys file arguments over scope of water rule injunction Updated: Sep-01-15 7:17 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Attorneys who have been debating state and federal powers regarding small waterways filed written arguments Tuesday over whether a judge's decision to block a new Obama administration water rule applies nationwide.
- Court rules in case about kidnapping charge against father Updated: Sep-01-15 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Court of Appeals has ruled that North Carolina law as written now means custodial parents cannot be convicted of kidnapping their own children.
- Supreme Court says order to pay for payloader was wrong Updated: Sep-01-15 5:46 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The North Dakota Supreme Court says a judge was wrong to order a state criminal investigator to reimburse a man for a pay loader the agent confiscated.
- 7 accused of planning to join Islamic State still charged Updated: Sep-01-15 5:20 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge said Tuesday that he won't dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State group, saying the defense arguments have no merit.
- Court rejects appeal for full hearing on contribution limits Updated: Sep-01-15 5:17 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal court has rejected Montana's request to rehear its defense of state campaign contribution limits.
- Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage Updated: Sep-01-15 4:27 pm
SEATTLE - A lawyer for the International Franchise Association told a federal appeals panel on Tuesday that Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law unfairly discriminates against franchises, but a city attorney said the ordinance is fair and was designed to get more money into the pockets of workers as quickly as possible.
- Court: $50 charge is a fine and must go to schools Updated: Sep-01-15 3:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Call it what you want, but that $50 collected for an improper equipment offense is a fine and must revert to public schools and not to a state fund for inmate costs, the state Court of Appeals said in a ruling Tuesday.
- Court: For Medicare purposes, family count includes spouse Updated: Sep-01-15 3:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is illegally excluding spouses from the definition of family when determining eligibility for state assistance, a federal appeals court said in a Tuesday ruling that advocates estimate could affect up to 100,000 people.
- Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court Updated: Sep-01-15 3:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys for 600-plus school districts suing Texas told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn't provide enough funding for classrooms and distributes it unfairly, especially given ever-tougher academic curriculum standards and a population boom pushing enrollment to record levels.
- New Mexico court schedules arguments on assisted suicide Updated: Sep-01-15 2:39 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court is poised to consider the legality of assisted suicide.
- Elections head: Staff has opinions but don't make decisions Updated: Sep-01-15 2:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state elections board's employees have personal political views but they don't make any decisions, the board's director said Tuesday as he tries to stave off Republican lawmakers' plans to restructure the agency.
- The Latest: Kentucky clerk details her religious beliefs Updated: Sep-01-15 1:12 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):
- Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts Updated: Sep-01-15 12:22 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts.
- Ruling upholds requirement for DNA samples in death probe Updated: Sep-01-15 9:29 am
PHOENIX - A federal appeals court has ruled that Phoenix police officials acted reasonably in requiring three officers to provide DNA samples for an investigation into a sergeant's death.
- Stabbing suspect denied bond in Itawamba County Updated: Sep-01-15 9:02 am
FULTON, Mississippi - Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of a 65-year-old Fairview woman.
- Federal judge to hear whether police violated protest order Updated: Sep-01-15 8:32 am
DENVER - A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Denver's police chief should be held in contempt of court after officers seized protesters' property.
- State's appeal of gay marriage ruling dismissed Updated: Sep-01-15 5:07 am
HELENA, Montana - A federal appeals court has formally dismissed Montana's gay marriage case now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to wed.
- W.Va. adult drug court for 2 counties opening Tuesday Updated: Sep-01-15 2:34 am
SPENCER, West Virginia - An adult drug court serving Roane and Calhoun counties is opening.
- Idaho Supreme Court allows Boy Scout lawsuit to move forward Updated: Aug-31-15 9:02 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- 6 high school football players sentenced in hazing case Updated: Aug-31-15 8:01 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Six of the seven football players accused of hazing and sexual assaulting four other teammates in a New Jersey high school locker room were placed on probationary terms, prosecutors announced Monday night.
- Court considers challenge to California death penalty Updated: Aug-31-15 7:53 pm
PASADENA, California - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether a novel legal theory had been addressed by the state Supreme Court.