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SCOTUS gambling decision spurs lawsuits

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Some gambling technology companies expect the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize sports betting and are jockeying for position in the new industry months before a decision is even rendered.
A lawsuit filed late last week in Atlantic City shines some light on the scramble.
NYX Gaming Group Ltd., a compan ... (full story)


Electronic filing comes to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is now making new legal filings available online, years behind the rest of the federal court system.
Can livestreamed audio of arguments and even televised sessions be far behind? Yes, they can.
But advocates of court openness will ... (full story)


State


Woman questions trial court’s appointment of guardian for her during divorce

A Cuyahoga County woman going through a divorce contests a decision by the trial court to appoint a guardian ad litem for her, implying that she is incompetent. She argues that Ohio law doesn’t allow a court to declare an adult incompetent without first giving notice and conducting a hearing.
Her case is one of three to be ... (full story)


Arkansas pilot recalls 1972 airplane hijacking

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — Nov. 10, 1972, started like any other day for Walnut Ridge native and pilot Harold Johnson.
He woke up, made his daily drive to Memphis and from there co-piloted a plane with pilot William "Billy Bob" Haas to Birmingham, Alabama. The plane let some passengers off, took a few more on and d ... (full story)


Should police get to view bodycam footage immediately?

Should police get to view bodycam footage immediately?

ATLANTA (AP) — The use of body cameras by police has become more widespread, but there remain inconsistencies in how law enforcement agencies around the country deal with the footage, raising concerns among community activists who look to the videos to bring greater transparency to how police interact with citizens.
A new r ... (full story)


Michigan governor cites 'significant' concerns over pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he had "significant" concerns after the company that operates twin oil pipelines in a Great Lakes waterway told state officials it had found additional gaps in pipeline coating.
The Republican governor criticized Enbridge Inc. after the Canadian company i ... (full story)


Lawsuit seeks new recourse on for-profit college fraud

Lawsuit seeks new recourse on for-profit college fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the department's inaction on claims seeking loan forgiveness.
The l ... (full story)


Technology


Phones are extremely vulnerable to hacks, too

You’ve spent enormous time and money securing your data from intruders. So now your computer systems are safe, right?
Well, you’re not home free yet.
There has been an easily-exploitable vulnerability in phone systems for many years and hackers have been exploiting it to hack phones through text messaging. This ha ... (full story)