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Beyond Mueller report, Trump faces flurry of legal perils

Mar. 23, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump still has to contend with state and federal investigators in New York, even though special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation with no additional indictments. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are pursuing at least two known criminal inquiries...

New Jersey sues California company over 'ghost guns'

Mar. 22, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called ghost guns last year. The lawsuit filed Thursday...

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

Mar. 22, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately reinstate GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, sparking a flurry of legal maneuvering as both sides jockeyed for position before the court makes a decision....

Michigan deal bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

Mar. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel's...

Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional

Mar. 22, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday in the latest in a series of court decisions that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew...

The Latest: Texas AG sues company over chemical plant fire

Mar. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Texas Attorney General's office has sued the company that operates a Houston-area chemical plant where a fire burned for several days, leading to health and environmental...

Judge scrutinizes Trump's policy shift on asylum seekers

Mar. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical Friday of one of the key arguments that civil liberties groups have made to try to block the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico until their cases are heard. Judge Richard Seeborg also had tough questions for a Justice...

The Latest: Lame-duck parties can file briefs until Monday

Mar. 22, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republicans' attempt to stay an order blocking their lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A Wisconsin appeals court won't decide until at least Monday whether to reinstate...

Robert Durst faces new lawsuit in death of first wife

Mar. 22, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The legal saga surrounding real estate scion Robert Durst found yet another venue Friday, as a new lawsuit accused him of killing his first wife in New York and disposing of her body in 1982. The wrongful death claim, filed in state court, came two years after a judge declared Kathleen...

Judge dismisses water researcher's defamation lawsuit

Mar. 22, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Virginia Tech researcher who helped expose the Flint, Michigan, water crisis can't silence critics with a federal defamation lawsuit. The Roanoke Times reports that U.S. District Court Judge Michael Urbanski dismissed Marc Edwards' $3 million lawsuit against...