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FILE — In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James adjusts her glasses as she announces that the state is suing the National Rifle Association during a press conference, in New York. A New York judge on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, denied the National Rifle Association's bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA's dissolution can go forward

Jan. 21, 2021 5:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. Judge Joel Cohen’s ruling will allow New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit to move ahead...

FILE - This photo from Wednesday March 7, 2012, shows Illinois gun owners and supporters file NRA applications during an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois State in Springfield, Ill. Lawyers for the influential gun-rights advocacy group told a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 that the organization’s recent decision to seek bankruptcy protection and reincorporate in gun-friendly Texas was not an attempt to dodge a lawsuit brought by the attorney general in New York, its current corporate home. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

NRA fights for its future in Texas, New York courts

Jan. 20, 2021 8:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is in a double-barreled legal battle for its future, moving forward with its bankruptcy case while fighting accusations it only sought Chapter 11 protection to avoid a potentially crippling lawsuit. Lawyers for the influential advocacy group told a federal...

FILE - This Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md. Houston. The National Rifle Association announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, it has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

Jan. 15, 2021 11:02 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of business....

FILE - This May 31, 2020 file photo shows New York City Police facing off with activists during a protest march in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of the Brooklyn borough of New York.  New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 alleging the rough treatment of protesters last spring in the wake of George Floyd’s killing was part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline.  (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, FIle)

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

Jan. 14, 2021 4:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and discipline. Attorney General...

New York attorney general sues NYPD, saying rough treatment of spring protesters part a longstanding pattern of abuse

Jan. 14, 2021 11:34 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York attorney general sues NYPD, saying rough treatment of spring protesters part a longstanding pattern of abuse.

Officer charged in death of man slammed on hospital floor

Dec. 23, 2020 3:52 PM EST

A police officer in upstate New York has been charged with assault in the death last year of a mental health detainee who went limp and unresponsive after the officer allegedly pressed a foot on the man's neck area and slammed his head onto a hospital floor. Elmira Police Officer Eduardo Oropallo was arraigned...

FILE - This photo from Sept. 23, 2009, shows the entrance to Seven Springs LLC, in Bedford, N.Y., a property owned by the Trump family. Judge Arthur Engoron said the Trump Organization must turn over to the New York attorney general's office all communications involving Ralph Mastromonaco, an engineer who worked at Seven Springs. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Trump's company ordered to give evidence to NY investigators

Dec. 15, 2020 8:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday ordered President Donald Trump’s company to give state investigators documents related to a suburban estate that’s the subject of a civil investigation into the family’s business practices. Judge Arthur Engoron said the Trump Organization...

FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. Federal regulators and a group of states launched a landmark antitrust offensive against Facebook, accusing the social network of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors. “It’s really critically important that we block this predatory acquisition of companies and that we restore confidence to the market,” said James during a press conference announcing the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

US govt, states sue Facebook for 'predatory' conduct

Dec. 9, 2020 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network's Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services....

New York's attorney general says 48 states file lawsuit against Facebook in landmark antitrust offensive on Big Tech

Dec. 9, 2020 2:36 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general says 48 states file lawsuit against Facebook in landmark antitrust offensive on Big Tech.
In this Nov. 29, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after stepping off Marine One. Trump has delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really won.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims

Dec. 3, 2020 12:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly detached from reality, President Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win for Democrat Joe Biden, unspooling one misstatement after another to back his baseless claim that he really...