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Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

May. 22, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits that...

The Latest: Polls close for Arkansas' 2018 primary election

May. 22, 2018 8:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Polls have closed for Arkansas' 2018 primary election. Voters still in line at the poll-closing time will be allowed to cast a ballot. Democratic and Republican voters on Tuesday were picking party nominees for this...

Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

May. 22, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene played...

Kansas finds violations at water park where boy died in 2016

May. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A recent state inspection found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at a Kansas water park where a boy died in 2016, with one raising questions about whether a ride's parts are being replaced as quickly as recommended. The Kansas Department of Labor made an audit of the...

Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer to pay $10M

May. 22, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ordered a law firm linked to Stormy Daniels' attorney to pay $10 million on Tuesday to a lawyer who claimed that the firm had misstated its profits and that he was owed millions. The judgment came after Jason Frank, who used to work at Eagan Avenatti,...

Judge sides with transgender teen, declines to dismiss suit

May. 22, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sided with a transgender teen in Virginia who claims a school board violated his rights when it banned him from using boys' bathrooms. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined the Gloucester County School Board's request to dismiss the case filed...

Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

May. 22, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old who was supposed to be on house arrest for auto theft was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer. After hearing about Dawnta Anthony Harris' numerous recent run-ins with the law, a judge called him a "one-man crime wave" and...

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

May. 22, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose business dealings are being scrutinized by federal prosecutors, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a state tax fraud case that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigation, according to a person...

Senate hopeful Joe Arpaio mum on details of Trump policies

May. 22, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has repeatedly pledged his unwavering support for President Donald Trump, but the divisive retired sheriff is unwilling or unable to elaborate on the president's policies. Arpaio declined at a news conference Tuesday to explain how Trump's earlier plan to...

Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case

May. 22, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet who secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges. Samuel W. Shaffer was charged after police raided a remote desert compound...