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  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month. The decision is a victory for rivals challenging the patents of...

  • Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital. During a brief court appearance Friday in which he wore a suit and tie, Brown turned to wave and salute supporters in the courtroom including his mother and the...

  • Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance. The bills sponsored by Sen. William Conley Jr. and Rep. Gregg Amore allow drivers to use their phones,...

  • Federal lawsuit over western Md. wind farm ends

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A legal dispute over a western Maryland wind farm has ended. A U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore dismissed the case Tuesday at the request of both sides. The citizen group Save Western Maryland filed the lawsuit in 2010 against developers of the 28-turbine...

  • Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants. In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the emissions-related provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency standard are permissible. The...

  • Harry Reid: Supporters of Nevada rancher are 'domestic terrorists'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, who has been fighting with the federal government over grazing, "domestic terrorists."

  • Lawmakers OK bill loosening rules for distilleries in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five craft distilleries will be treated like breweries in Alaska, meaning they can offer samples and sell directly to customers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/fhLIof) the change comes after the Legislature approved House Bill 309 from Rep. Chris...

  • Va. gov. changes policies on felons' voting rights

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights. The waiting period for violent felons to apply for restoration of rights has been reduced to three years from five, the...

  • Judge agrees to prevent removal of charity bins

    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed for now to prevent a Michigan township from forcing the removal of a Maryland-based nonprofit's outdoor clothing donation bins from the area. U.S. District Court Judge Denise Page Hood this week granted a request by Planet Aid for a...

  • Rapides Parish sues former Coliseum design firm

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Rapides Parish Police Jury has filed a lawsuit against the architectural firm that formerly headed the Rapides Parish Coliseum renovation project. The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/1qTjByq ) the suit against Barron, Heinberg & Brocato Inc., filed last week,...

  • Judge to interview experts in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — A former New York lieutenant governor is among the candidates to be interviewed as a possible expert in the Detroit bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes wants a set of fresh, experienced eyes to offer opinions as Detroit tries to emerge from bankruptcy this year. Richard...

  • Judge refuses to toss sentence for ID theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a Richmond woman's 14-year prison sentence for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification. In a four-paragraph opinion Thursday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Cynthia Salamanca's claim that...

  • Juicy dispute hits Supreme Court

    A juicy case awaits the Supreme Court when it hears oral arguments Monday on a dispute between the Coca-Cola Co. and POM Wonderful LLC, a rival beverage maker over a pomegranate-and blueberry-flavored drink. POM Wonderful sued Coke over the drink's label.

  • Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. Bernard Grimm made that statement in a courtroom in Washington during the start of a trial for his...

  • Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military...



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