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LINCOLN, Neb | Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

LINCOLN, Neb.  — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death for killing two … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb | Nebraska executes first inmate using fentanyl

SAN FRANCISCO | Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber will have to navigate around a new regulatory pothole in New York on an already bumpy road to its initial public offering of stock next year. New York City is imposing a one-year moratorium on ride-hailing licenses in Uber’s largest U.S. market, raising the specter that other cities may adopt similar … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPO

Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case

A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero’s 28-page order says the woman’s First Amendment rights to anonymous speech don’t outweigh … Continue reading Judge: App user not entitled to anonymity in rally case

Judge: Social media user isn’t entitled to anonymity

A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero’s 28-page order says the woman’s First Amendment rights to anonymous speech don’t outweigh … Continue reading Judge: Social media user isn’t entitled to anonymity

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo— On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor’s clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. The statewide vote in Tuesday’s primary on a so-called right-to-work law could … Continue reading JEFFERSON CITY, Mo | Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings on Wednesday received approval to become the first companies to offer online and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval to the casino and its Boston-based online partner to launch an invitation-only version of mobile sports betting, which will … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J | Resorts-DraftKings approved for Jersey online sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  | Harrah’s to become 4th Atlantic City casino with sports bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — An Atlantic City casino will become the fourth in New Jersey to offer sports betting. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. So far, the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Bally’s are offering sports bets, along with two horse … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  | Harrah’s to become 4th Atlantic City casino with sports bets

OKLAHOMA CITY | Fears in Oklahoma over ruling in tribal sovereignty case

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legal experts say a federal appeals court ruling that overturned a condemned Native American man’s murder conviction in Oklahoma on jurisdictional grounds could radically change how tribal members are prosecuted in a massive area that was assigned to tribes before Oklahoma became a state, including most of Tulsa. State and federal officials … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Fears in Oklahoma over ruling in tribal sovereignty case

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bregman, Springer homer back-to-back in 10th

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning, and the American League took an 8-5 lead in an All-Star Game that resembled the Home Run Derby. The nine long balls shattered the previous All-Star Game record … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bregman, Springer homer back-to-back in 10th

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Segura hits 3-run homer, AL leads 5-2

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Jean Segura hit a 3-run homer after first baseman Joey Votto’s error gave him another chance, and the American League took a 5-2 eighth-inning lead over the National League in the All-Star Game. Votto dropped a foul popup along the NL dugout … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Segura hits 3-run homer, AL leads 5-2

WASHINGTON | The Latest: All-Star Game plays on as rain falls

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Light rain has begun falling at the All-Star Game as a small band of showers moves through Washington. The rain caused some fans to head for the concourses but appeared unlikely to delay the game. Earlier Tuesday, strong thunderstorms led to standing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: All-Star Game plays on as rain falls

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Contreras puts National League on the board

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Willson Contreras put the National League on the board in the All-Star Game by homering off Blake Snell in the third inning. Contreras hit the first pitch from Snell just over the wall in left field to cut the American League lead … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Contreras puts National League on the board

HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate’s clemency request because he’s black. Christopher Young, 34, never denied the slaying, which was recorded on a store surveillance camera, … Continue reading HUNTSVILLE, Texas | Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Ohio planned Tuesday to move a condemned killer to the state death house as it begins preparations for its first execution in several months. Inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self after picking him up in a bar in Cincinnati in 1985. Van Hook, … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Court’s ruling hits teachers unions, but how hard is unclear

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Teachers unions are hoping that recent grass-roots protests over pay and working conditions will blunt the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union fees and help persuade dues-paying members not to abandon them. The court said in a 5-4 ruling Wednesday that government workers can no longer be required to … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Court’s ruling hits teachers unions, but how hard is unclear

5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

The seven nations under the Trump administration’s travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by “animus toward the Muslim faith.” The administration cites security concerns. The list includes countries with a hostile relationship with … Continue reading 5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

SAN FRANCISCO | Experts: Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban may have a silver lining for people fighting other administration immigration policies after the 5-4 majority ruled that the president’s prior comments about Muslims were not off limits when evaluating the ban, legal experts said. Trump — a prolific Twitter user— … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Experts: Travel ruling could boost other immigration suits

Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks

BATON ROUGE, La./ June 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for states to collect sales taxes from online purchases has upended shaky tax negotiations among lawmakers in the Louisiana House. Louisiana has laws aimed at being able to take in taxes from online shoppers. It’s unclear when those … Continue reading Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Wayfair: No big impact from Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Home goods seller Wayfair says it doesn’t expect the Supreme Court ruling that states can force shoppers to pay sales tax on online purchases to have a “noticeable impact” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Wayfair: No big impact from Supreme Court case

ALBANY, N.Y. | Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There isn’t enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said Thursday. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said lawmakers in his chamber have raised “significant issues” about legislation that would allow bets at casinos and on mobile devices. “With … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Borgata will take sports bets Thursday morning

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s Borgata casino will start taking bets on sporting events Thursday morning. The casino tells The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m. That’s 30 minutes after Gov. Phil Murphy places the state’s first legal sports bet at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport. The Democratic … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Borgata will take sports bets Thursday morning

ATLANTA | High court voter roll decision may have limited impact

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday’s 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive approach that appears to be … Continue reading ATLANTA | High court voter roll decision may have limited impact

LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the state appeared before U.S. District … Continue reading LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers gave final approved Thursday to a bill to legalize sports betting three weeks after winning the right to do so in a U.S. Supreme Court case. But when the wagering can begin and the money start changing hands is anyone’s bet: The bill is now with Democratic Gov. … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON | Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House. Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, two White House officials said. The 63-year old … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

DOVER, Del.  | Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind

DOVER, Del.  — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware’s three casinos, which will offer single-game … Continue reading DOVER, Del.  | Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind

DOVER, Del. | Delaware casinos to begin sports betting next week

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware will begin full-scale sports betting next week, wasting no time after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Full-scale sports betting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Delaware’s three casinos, officials said Thursday. The offerings will include single-game and championship wagering on … Continue reading DOVER, Del. | Delaware casinos to begin sports betting next week

WASHINGTON | Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s election meddling, Trump’s personal lawyer said Sunday. Rudy Giuliani said that should … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | NBA defends quest for ‘integrity fee’ payment in sports bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey’s state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called “integrity fees” as part of any sports betting legislation that … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | NBA defends quest for ‘integrity fee’ payment in sports bets

MOREHEAD, Ky. | Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge Republican county clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision. David Ermold sought the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary in Rowan … Continue reading MOREHEAD, Ky. | Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis