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CA exec gets 6 years in tomato price-fixing scam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The former owner of a California tomato processing company was sentenced to six years in federal prison for engaging in a price-fixing scam that involved bribing purchasing managers at food giants including Kraft Foods and Frito-Lay.

02/12/2013

LA-area couple charged in murder-for-hire scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles-area mother and a family friend were charged in federal court Monday with hiring a hit man to kill her daughter’s boyfriend.

01/29/2013

Woman sues online dating service over attack

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman is suing an online dating service for nearly $10 million, claiming it set her up with a man who brutally attacked her.

01/21/2013

Loggerhead sea turtle

Groups sue feds over loggerhead turtle protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conservation groups are suing federal wildlife and fisheries officials, claiming the government missed a legally mandated deadline to create protection zones for endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

01/08/2013

Calif. egg producers sue again over cage law

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – California’s landmark Proposition 2 said chickens in cages must be able to stand up and stretch their wings without touching cage walls. Whether that means one chicken at a time or […]

11/19/2012

Judge plans to deny bid for park Nativity displays

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge indicated Monday that she planned to deny a bid by churches to force Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays, including Christmas Nativity […]

11/19/2012

Judge rejects injunction against Dish DVR

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction against Dish Network’s ad-skipping digital video recorder in a dispute that has pit broadcasters against a main distributor of […]

11/07/2012

Feds want judge to deny Hobby Lobby morning-after case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The federal government is urging a federal judge to deny a Hobby Lobby Stores request to block enforcement of a new health care law that requires employers to cover insurance costs […]

10/25/2012

Wal-Mart sued over temp agency hours

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is being slapped with a lawsuit that claims that the world’s largest retailer and its staffing agencies broke federal minimum wage and overtime laws by requiring temporary workers […]

10/22/2012

Ex-Peace Corps worker gets 15 years for sex abuse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A former Peace Corps volunteer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls while serving in South Africa. Jesse Osmun, of Milford, Conn., apologized to the […]

10/10/2012

Lawsuit filed in Miss. over NFL concussions

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal lawsuit filed in Mississippi on behalf of more than 50 former NFL players claims the league conspired to hide the dangers of concussions and brain trauma associated with professional […]

09/19/2012

Another Christian college sues over contraception mandate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – The College of the Ozarks in southwestern Missouri is joining opponents of the new federal health care law with its own lawsuit over the law’s birth control component. The Christian college […]

09/19/2012

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