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Yeshiva University hit with sexual abuse lawsuit

Aug. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the university failed...

Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

Aug. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote. No Bans on Choice Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union sought...

Appeals court rules South Bend abortion clinic can stay open

Aug. 22, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction allowing a South Bend abortion clinic to remain open without a state-required license until there is a final ruling in a lawsuit on the license. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday, thwarting an attempt by...

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of gunman Connor Betts, who was shot dead...

Republicans file 2nd suit challenging redistricting panel

Aug. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Republican Party sued Thursday to block the formation of a commission to draw congressional and legislative lines in 2021, saying the voter-approved change is unconstitutional because there will be no reliable way to verify the panel's political makeup. The lawsuit, the...

The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

Aug. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local): 3 p.m. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee (gee) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) say a nonprofit they're forming will steer...

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in wrongful conviction

Aug. 22, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a suicide note. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on...

Jury rules for Pennsylvania troopers in fatal shooting suit

Aug. 22, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A federal jury has decided that Pennsylvania State Police troopers didn't use excessive force when they shot and killed a man in 2015. Jurors on Wednesday ruled against the family of 21-year-old Derek DeGroat in their $18.7 million civil suit. The family filed suit after three...

Church: Free speech protects decision to fire teacher

Aug. 22, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Catholic church leaders in Indianapolis are citing the First Amendment as a defense to a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by Joshua Payne-Elliott, who worked at...

DC man sues over being left inside fire-gutted senior center

Aug. 22, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An elderly man found trapped in his senior living apartment five days after the complex was gutted by fire is suing the property's manager. WTOP-FM reports Raymond Holton accuses the Edgewood Management Corp. of falsely telling firefighters that all the residents had been accounted for...