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Trump sues niece, NY Times over records behind '18 tax story

Sep. 22, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family’s wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper’s reporters. ...

US appeals court to hear Mississippi voting rights case

Sep. 22, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Mississippi's ban on voting rights for people convicted of some felonies — a case that could affect thousands of people. The original list of...

Suspects in Kristin Smart disappearance could face trial

Sep. 22, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — When the sheriff of San Luis Obispo County hailed the arrests in April of a father and son in the 25-year-old disappearance of college student Kristin Smart, he said he was confident they had the evidence needed to convict them. A judge on...

Alaska man sentenced to 99 years in death of Kotzebue girl

Sep. 21, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kotzebue man was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday in the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, a 10-year-old whose 2018 disappearance captured national attention. Peter Vance Wilson, 44, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of murder and...

Airman on trial in Arizona in death of Mennonite woman

Sep. 21, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause was a devout Mennonite woman, often immersed in books, who easily quoted scripture and occasionally taught Sunday school before her body was found in a forest clearing in northern Arizona. Mark Gooch was raised in a Mennonite...

San Francisco public defender sues court over trial delays

Sep. 21, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's public defender sued San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of nearly 400 people languishing in jail after being denied a speedy trial because of COVID-19 restrictions. San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju said Tuesday he filed...

Legislators sue to rein in governor on pandemic relief

Sep. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to limit Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's authority over more than $1 billion in federal relief. The lawsuit from the Republican Party's top-ranked Senator and a Democratic colleague accuses...

Immigrant rights activist targeted for deportation can stay

Sep. 21, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Northwest immigrant rights activist who had been facing deportation said Tuesday she can now remain in the U.S., after the Department of Homeland Security agreed to drop her case. Maru Mora Villalpando, a Mexico City native, has been in the U.S. since...

US sues to stop deal between American Airlines and JetBlue

Sep. 21, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the agreement will eliminate...

Conviction erased in fire that killed 5 kids in Michigan

Sep. 21, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday erased the murder conviction of a man who was blamed for a fire that killed five children in 2000 after a new prosecutor said the investigation and trial were marred by misconduct years ago in suburban Detroit. Juwan Deering will remain...