MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for Republican legislators urged a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging lame-duck laws limiting the governor and attorney general's powers, warning that...
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court says time has run out for people to sue a sugar beet processor over odors.
The court Thursday reversed a decision by a Bay County judge and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are moving closer to allowing nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists to object on religious or other grounds to having any role in an...
Court says it’s too late to claim WWII-era fighter plane
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal appeals court has handed a defeat to one man's legal battle to claim a WWII-era fighter plane he alleged was stolen and rightfully belonged to him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Jackson County jail inmate alleges in a lawsuit that a guard smashed his face into a wall in 2014 after he complained about a strip search.
Senate votes to ease sex abuse statute of limitations
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate voted Thursday in favor of legislation to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court.
Oregon House moves to update LGBTQ language in statute
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House of Representatives moved on Wednesday to scrub language offensive to LGBTQ residents in a bill that also specifies that sexual orientation is not a physical or...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering another effort to clamp down on human trafficking by increasing and in some cases eliminating the statute of limitations for the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld a ruling tossing defamation and other claims filed against former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau.
New Mexico land office lower leasing fees for 2019
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Land Office says it will be lowering fees this year for agricultural leases on state trust land.
State statute calls for the agency to annually update...
Task Force nears 800 indictments from rape kit probes
CLEVELAND (AP) — A sexual assault kit task force in an Ohio county has opened cases connected to more than 7,00 rape kits and is nearing 800 indictments from those investigations.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration won't force wedding barns to obtain liquor licenses, his spokeswoman said Friday in a move that could defuse a lawsuit seeking to force state...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation aimed at making it easier for childhood sexual abuse victims to seek damages in court after hours of emotional...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House of Representatives has endorsed a bill aimed at ensuring medical insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on legislation loosening New Jersey's statute of limitations law for seeking damages in childhood sexual assault cases. (all times local):
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law making sex outside of marriage a misdemeanor crime in Utah for more than four decades could be headed toward repeal.
Legislature passes UW Prexy’s Pasture fix
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Legislature has approved a measure that fixes an error in state law regarding Prexy's Pasture at the University of Wyoming.
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BERGENFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police union has canceled a raffle that listed a semi-automatic rifle and a shotgun as prizes.
Bergenfield police say a state statute bars giving away...
Man convicted of trafficking woman sentenced to prison
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of trafficking a woman into sexual servitude will serve seven to 10 years in prison.
Montana lawmakers compromise on child sex assault measure
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are proposing a bipartisan bill that would end the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes committed against children and extend the window for...
Maine supreme court rejects appeal in double-killing
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court has denied another appeal of a Guilford man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and the toddler she was babysitting.
National Guard probing congressman’s criticism of governor
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard officials said Tuesday they're looking into whether to punish an Illinois congressman who belongs to the Wisconsin detachment for criticizing Gov....
Schmitt supporting statue aimed at slowing carjackings
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and two Republican state lawmakers are backing a bill aimed at cracking down on carjackings.
Mother arrested for posting video of Louisiana school fight
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman who posted her son's video recording of a high school fight was arrested and jailed under a little-known Louisiana law outlawing the posting of some types of crime...
French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims
PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial...
Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be going to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court declined Thursday to hear the...
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Man accused in 4 killings loses fight to avoid death penalty
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana judge has rejected efforts by a man awaiting trial in four slayings to avoid a possible death penalty in the case.
The Latest: Fox asks Montana lawmakers to act on time limits
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana cases before the Supreme Court (all times local):
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is asking state lawmakers to act after the U.S....
Bill changing abortion consent laws introduced in Nevada
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada legislation introduced Monday seeks to change the state's abortion consent laws and remove a requirement that pregnant women be told about the emotional impacts of...
Capitol Watch: Transportation hearings, pre-budget break
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are taking a week off after a frenzied start to the 2019 session that saw quick passage on bills strengthening gun control rules, protecting abortion rights and relaxing the statute of limitations on child molestation.
But not every legislator is getting time off, as the state Senate is planning the first of several hearings on transit Tuesday.
Here's a look at stories making news and upcoming events:
Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama law that prohibits cities from removing Confederate monuments will remain in effect while the state appeals a judge's ruling that declared the statute constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Justices granted the request of Attorney General Steve Marshall to stay a judge's order striking down the law , Marshall's office announced.
NY gives sex abuse victims more time to sue, press charges
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers.
The law known as the Child Victims Act loosens one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on molestation cases. It also creates a one-year litigation window for victims to file lawsuits.
Bill to ease sex abuse statute of limitations nears vote
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Victims of childhood sexual abuse in New Jersey could soon join those in other states who have benefited from legislation that loosens restrictions on when they can seek damages in court.
State Sen. Joseph Vitale and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, both Democrats, announced Thursday that a bill extending the statute of limitations on civil claims is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate judiciary committee early next month.
Spanish child sex abuse victims demand legal changes
MADRID (AP) — Spanish campaigners on Thursday delivered a petition with more than half a million signatures to the national parliament in Madrid demanding an extension of the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
Many alleged child abusers in church, state and sports institutions have gone unpunished because their alleged crimes were reported only many years later by their victims, the organizers of the event said.
Defendant to be resentenced for 2015 standoff in Bismarck
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man convicted of firing a shotgun at a law enforcement officer in 2015 will be resentenced after winning his challenge with the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Branden Lyon was sentenced to life in prison last year with the possibility of parole. Lyon was convicted in October 2017 of attempted murder, two counts of terrorizing and illegal possession of a firearm related to a standoff with police in October 2015 in Bismarck.
90-day workhouse sentence imposed for assisted suicide
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Twin Cities man will spend 90 days in a county workhouse for assisting in the asphyxiation death of his wife.
Thomas Houck earlier pleaded guilty to helping his 59-year-old wife, Linda Conrad, end her life last summer. Officials say she suffered from chronic migraines, severe stomach pain and depression.
Lawmakers revive bill to remove abuse statute of limitations
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State legislators in Connecticut have reintroduced a bill to remove the statute of limitations for criminal sexual abuse cases.
The move came after the state's three Roman Catholic dioceses acknowledged more than 100 priests have been credibly accused sexual abuse, according to The Hartford Courant .
Abuse victims to Cuomo: No need to delay Child Victims Act
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Molestation victims are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quickly sign into law the Child Victims Act, which would extend the statute of limitations to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or sue their abusers.Lawmakers passed the bill last week, leaving supporters wondering why it hasn't been signed. A group of them wrote to the Democratic governor on Thursday saying victims have waited long enough.
Lawmakers table proposal to add homeless to hate crimes law
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico bill that had proposed adding the homeless as a protected class under the state's hate crime's statute has been tabled in the Legislature.
The statute proposed by Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, an Albuquerque Democrat, initially had been listed on a legislative schedule for a hearing Tuesday before the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee.
Landowner liability bill to get full hearing in committee
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Private landowners who allow the public on their land would be protected from liability under Idaho's recreational immunity statute with new legislation.
The House Resources and Conservation Committee on Thursday unanimously approved a hearing for the proposed law that seeks to clarify that the recreational immunity statute applies to private landowners.
Some programs allow landowners to receive money to offset costs associated with opening their private property to the public.
Vermont lawmakers seek abortion protections
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are taking steps to ensure that abortion is a right for women in the state in the event the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
Judge says Florida city can move Confederate statue
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking a Florida city from moving a statute honoring Confederate soldiers.
District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington dismissed the lawsuit this week filed by Confederate rights groups against Lakeland. The city plans to move a statue of a Confederate soldier from a park where it was erected in 1910 to a veterans cemetery where it will be placed among statues honoring the dead from other wars.
Former Rep. Dave Sawyer fined $1,000 over ethics violation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislative Ethics Board has fined former Rep. David Sawyer $1,000 after finding he improperly required his staff to discuss personal issues related to allegations of harassment against him.
Idaho Supreme Court hears Medicaid expansion arguments
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit from a conservative group challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative to expand Medicaid.
The Idaho Freedom Foundation told justices that the initiative that passed in November with more than 60 percent of the vote is unconstitutional because it delegates authority to the federal government and the state Department of Health and Welfare.
House panel highlights bills against gender-based violence
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota House panel launched three days of hearings Tuesday aimed at turning a spotlight on gender-based violence and closing loopholes and other gaps in state statutes that can make it hard to prosecute such crimes.
Oregon prepares for next federal government shutdown
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Anticipating possible additional federal government shutdowns, Oregon's Senate president has prepared a bill that will allow federal employees who are working but not being paid to receive unemployment benefits, an aide said Monday.
Lisa Taylor, spokeswoman for Senate President Peter Courtney, said the bill that would alter state statutes is expected to get its first reading in the Senate Tuesday.
NY poised to ease statute of limitations for molestation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After years of frustration and failed attempts, survivors of childhood sexual abuse prevailed Monday in Albany when lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to loosen one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on molestation to give victims more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits.
The Latest: NY easing statute of limitations for molestation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature's expected passage of legislation extending the statute of limitations on child molestation (all times local):
New York is poised to relax the statute of limitations for child molestation to give victims more time to file lawsuits or seek criminal charges.