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Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters
Sep 27, 2023

Bailey sues school for closed-door debate on transgender bathroom use

Missouri's Republican attorney general on Tuesday sued a school district for allegedly secretly discussing transgender students' bathroom access, in violation of the state's open-meeting law.

An Amazon company logo on the facade of a building
Sep 26, 2023

FTC, 17 states sue Amazon over online price allegations

Amazon is being sued by U.S. regulators and 17 states over allegations that the company abuses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on other platforms, overcharge sellers and stifle competition.

People rally and hold signs in support of abortion rights in Kansas City, Mo., on July 2, 2022
Sep 25, 2023

Judge rewrites Missouri ballot summary language that described ‘dangerous’ abortions

A Missouri judge tossed Republican-written ballot summary language Monday that described several proposed constitutional amendments as allowing “dangerous and unregulated abortions until live birth.”

Andrew Bailey speaks to reporters
Sep 25, 2023

Missouri says clinic that challenged transgender treatment restrictions didn’t provide proper care

Missouri officials struck back at one of the clinics that unsuccessfully challenged new state restrictions on gender affirming care, accusing the clinic in a lawsuit of failing to provide proper care for transgender minors even before the new law took effect.

The Google Maps app is seen on a smartphone
Sep 22, 2023

Google sued after man using map app drove off bridge

The family of a North Carolina man who died after driving his car off a collapsed bridge while following Google Maps directions is suing the technology giant for negligence, claiming it had been informed of the collapse but failed to update its navigation system.

A close-up of a vial of testosterone held by Becky Hormuth, who is shown out of focus
Sep 22, 2023

Some providers are dropping gender-affirming care for kids even in cases where it’s legal

In Missouri and North Dakota, health systems and advocates blame provisions in the laws that would make it easier to sue doctors and their employers for injuries related to the treatment, even many years later.

Alex Murdaugh, wearing handcuffs and an orange t-shirt with "SCDC INMATE" printed on it, stands among a group of older men wearing dark blue suits looking away from him
Sep 21, 2023

Murdaugh pleads guilty to financial crimes — the first time he’s admitted blame to a judge

Convicted murderer and former high-profile attorney Alex Murdaugh did something Thursday he hasn’t done in the two years since his life of privilege and power started to unravel — plead guilty to a crim

Eric Simmons, left, and Demetrius Smith
Sep 20, 2023

Maryland apologizes to man wrongly convicted of murder, agrees to payment for years in prison

A man wrongly convicted of two separate violent crimes will be compensated by the state of Maryland after spending years behind bars, including over a year after he had been proven innocent.

Rudy Giuliani (right) speaks into a group of microphones as reporters crowd around him
Sep 19, 2023

Giuliani sued by former lawyer, accused of failing to pay $1.36M in legal bills

Rudy Giuliani's former lawyer sued him Monday, alleging the ex-New York City mayor has paid only a fraction of nearly $1.6 million in legal fees he's racked up from investigations into his efforts to keep Donald Trump in the White House.

Pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field are seen in Bakersfield, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2015
Sep 18, 2023

California lawsuit says oil giants deceived public on climate, seeks funds for storm damage

The state of California filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels now faulted for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage, officials said Saturday.

William Null gestures with his hands while seated and speaking during a trial in a courtroom
Sep 15, 2023

Jury clears 3 men in last trial tied to the plot to kidnap Whitmer

A jury acquitted three men Friday in the last trial connected to a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that was portrayed as an example of homegrown terrorism on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.

Gabriel Gore
Sep 14, 2023

Charges in St. Louis more than doubled after embattled St. Louis prosecutor resigned

Criminal prosecutions have more than doubled in St. Louis since the city’s progressive prosecutor resigned under fire.

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