Donors cannot dodge federal election donation limits by doubling up contributions just because they skipped giving during the primaries, a federal judge ruled Monday.  


     Citing dangers to children, the Colorado Department of Health wants to ban most forms of edible marijuana.


     A federal judge said Monday that he was "not inclined" to end the copyright case over Robin Thicke's 2013 pop hit "Blurred Lines" any time soon. 

     Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg sued the international law firm whose client is charged with trying to cheat him of half his Facebook fortune. 

     Federal prosecutors accuse the ex-wife of a corrupt police commander of installing spy software on a police officer's cell phone. 

     Major reforms to public-defender systems in five New York counties could serve as a model statewide, civil libertarians said Tuesday. 


     A Texas jury on Monday awarded $525 million to the United States and a whistleblower who claimed that Trinity Industries changed the design of a highway guardrail without telling the Federal Highway Administration.

     The mother of the Bell Gardens mayor allegedly killed by his wife filed a wrongful death complaint Monday against her daughter-in-law, calling her a "cold blooded killer."


     A Texas Lottery player claims the state and its lottery operator duped her of prize money, and wants to depose representatives from the Lottery Commission and its operator, GTECH Corp. 


     A "dangerously hard" Paul Newman pretzel fractured a woman's tooth, she claims in a $69,000 lawsuit against the late movie star's organic food company. 


     Twenty-two unlicensed Mr. Softee trucks are prowling the streets of New York, the company claims in a federal lawsuit.

     Only two days after same-sex marriage became legal in Idaho, two ministers in Coeur d'Alene claim in court that the city is threatening them with jail if they don't perform same-sex ceremonies. 

     U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm failed to show that the tax-fraud indictment against him is politically motivated, a federal judge said Tuesday, calling the assertion "random speculation."

     In a win for San Francisco landlords, a federal judge found that a city ordinance retroactively requiring landlords to pay massive amounts to evict tenants is an unconstitutional taking. 


     Deep in the coal country of southern West Virginia, a local legend has called out the secretary of state over the right to choose a candidate for family court judge. 

     Litigation over $40.1 million lost on "The Manchurian Candidate" and other Paramount duds went before a federal judge on Tuesday.

     A lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples and a civil rights organization accuses Mississippi of unrepentent discrimination against gays and lesbians. 

     A bankrupt Getty Petroleum could pay up to $16 million to settle its share of one of the largest oil spills in U.S. history, the Justice Department and the EPA said Tuesday. 

     Syracuse University must face claims that it defamed a pair of former ball boys who claimed to have been sexually abused, New York's high court ruled Tuesday. 

     Police jailed a woman for nearly two years on a murder she could not have committed because she was already locked up at the time of the crime, she claims in Federal Court. 


     A clear racial divide in the St. Louis region has been exposed as the Michael Brown protests in Ferguson enter their third month and have expanded into new venues.


     The owner of two Buddhist relic stores threatened to use dead babies' souls to place a curse on a British Columbia man unless he handed over $90,000, the man claims in court. 

     Former Texas billionaire Sam Wyly filed for bankruptcy protection after a federal jury ordered him to pay as much as $400 million for using offshore trusts to hide stock trades.

     A U.S. citizen facing criminal charges in New York claims in court that the Canadian government illegally detained him to seek and share information for U.S. charges against him.  

     A Spanish professor sued the University of Chicago Press, claiming it violated copyright on his edition of the 1637 book, "Novelas amorosas y ejemplares." 

     Because poking a 13-year-old girl's bare stomach does not qualify as "indecent liberties with a child," a Utah appeals court vacated a sex-abuse conviction. 

     A 61-count indictment against a New York personal-injury attorney Tuesday accuses him of stealing more than $100,000 in settlement money from clients.

     An animal rights advocate's quest to overturn a law prohibiting the denial of animal "ownership" ended when the man's beloved rescue beagle died. 

     A Florida man who smoked for decades before coming down with cancer failed to convince a judge it was Big Tobacco's fault because his claims lacked specificity. 

     A township's ban on digital billboards does not violate the New Jersey constitution, the state appeals court ruled. 

     A 3rd Circuit panel concluded the "experienced-based beliefs" of a former benefits executive are no proof three pharmaceutical firms paid kickbacks to gain market advantage. 

     An expert's testimony about bubbles in carbon fiber was enough to sustain an archer's injury claim against the seller of an allegedly defective arrow. 

     A marijuana grower successfully argued his attorney wrongly advised him a guilty plea would result in a reduced sentence. 

     Grieving parents can pursue claims that police officers shot to death their naked, unarmed son during a hallucinogen-fueled rampage with another man, a federal judge ruled. 

     The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from 11 Louisiana parishes that sought to reinstate claims for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

     The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a jurist accused of sending or receiving hundreds of pornographic emails over a four-year period. 

     The last Brit accused of trying to create a terror camp on U.S. soil denied the charges against him on Tuesday afternoon. 

     Giving the green light to a hurricane-recovery project on Fire Island, a federal judge found that regulators properly accounted for how the work will affect a rare shorebird. 


     A Brooklyn federal judge must stop the New York City hotel-workers' union from making its organizing process go "viral," a dozen hospitality outfits said. 


     An unhappy customer claims in court that Comcast called up his boss at a major accounting firm and got him fired for complaining about the cable company's bad customer service.  

     The allegedly bipolar woman accused of criminal threatening "bragged about going down in history for killing a judge," prosecutors said Tuesday.

     Two men who admitted to conspiring with an FBI agent to steal and sell government files on a "prominent" Bangladeshi now face 35 years in prison. 

     Promising "scholarships and academic opportunities," a charter school teacher used California camping trips to molest three boys, the families claim in court. 

     A federal judge refused to dismiss a class action accusing Bumble Bee Foods of misrepresenting tuna as "rich in natural Omega-3," but remanded the lawsuit to Superior Court.  

     A federal judge tentatively dismissed a class action against "Battlefield 4" video game developer Electronic Arts, finding that corporate puffery is not the same as securities fraud.  

     Honeywell and DuPont may have illegally conspired to keep a new, environmentally friendly air conditioning refrigerant from the market, EU regulators said Tuesday.

     Sota Semiconductor claims Nvidia, Acer, Asus, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Microsoft violate two patents, in a single complaint in Federal Court. 


     The British Broadcasting Corp. claims Scott Standers & Associates, of Sherman Oaks, violates its "Dancing With the Stars" trademark to push its own dance troupe, in Federal Court.