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Justice Department says illegal monopoly by Ticketmaster and Live Nation drives up prices for fans

May. 23, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment on Thursday, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America — squelching competition and driving up prices for fans. ...

Ex-top prosecutor for Baltimore to be sentenced for mortgage fraud and perjury convictions

May. 23, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore is to be sentenced this week for lying about her personal finances so she could improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentencing for former Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby is...

Tunisia sentences journalists to a year in prison for criticizing the government

May. 23, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court on Wednesday sentenced two TV and radio journalists to one year in prison for criticizing the government on their programs and on social networks. Borhane Bsaïs and Mourad Zeghidi were each given six months' imprisonment for disseminating...

Donald Trump may be stuck in a Manhattan courtroom, but he knows his fave legal analysts

May. 23, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there are bragging rights associated with Donald Trump praising your legal acumen when he speaks after a day's testimony at his criminal trial, Fox News analyst Andy McCarthy has already been cited at least a dozen times. The former president and current...

As NCAA moves toward $2.8 billion settlement, whether Colorado case is part of deal is uncertain

May. 22, 2024 21:09 PM EDT

As the NCAA moved closer Wednesday to a $2.8 billion settlement that could resolve three antitrust lawsuits — with the Big Ten the latest conference to give its approval — it was uncertain whether a fourth case will also be part of the agreement. Attorneys in Fontenot v. the NCAA...

Egyptians held nearly a year over deadly shipwreck are released from Greek jail after case dismissed

May. 22, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

NAFPLIO, Greece (AP) — A group of Egyptians jailed for nearly a year pending trial for a deadly shipwreck were released from jail Wednesday, a day after a Greek court threw out the case against them on grounds that it had no jurisdiction to try it. Nine Egyptians had been charged...

Federal jury rules against couple who sued Arkansas steakhouse over social-distancing brawl

May. 22, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Black couple who sued a Little Rock steakhouse over a fight the couple had with white customers who weren't wearing masks and stood too close during the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal jury on Monday found no negligence or racial...

Missouri prosecutors to seek death penalty in killing of court employee and police officer

May. 22, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prosecutors said Wednesday that they intend to seek the death penalty against a Kansas City-area man who is charged with murder in the killings of a court employee who tried to serve an eviction notice on him and a police officer who responded. ...

New York Senate passes bill to tighten legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to toss rape conviction

May. 22, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to explicitly allow evidence of prior sexual offenses in sex crimes cases, a move to change the legal standard Harvey Weinstein used to overturn his rape conviction. The Senate approved the bill by a vote of...

Families of Uvalde school shooting victims are suing Texas state police over botched response

May. 22, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The families of 19 of the victims in the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas on Wednesday filed a $500 million federal lawsuit against nearly 100 state police officers who were part of the botched law enforcement response to one of the deadliest school shootings in...