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LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...

Supreme Court to hear 'Bridgegate' appeal in 2020

Jul. 17, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in the 'Bridgegate' case in early 2020. The high court decided last month to hear the appeal of Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, two former...

Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey

Jul. 2, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of illnesses eligible for cannabis use, boosting the amount that can be dispensed and raising the number of cultivator permits, under a broad new law. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Jake Honig...

Bridge defendant freed, another spared prison pending appeal

Jul. 1, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Chris Christie appointee who was convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has been freed from prison and a former Christie aide won't have to report for her sentence while a U.S. Supreme Court review of their case is pending, a federal judge ruled Monday....

The Latest: Bridge defendant's prison start date delayed

Jul. 1, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the case involving two former allies of ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The date a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie must report to prison for her role in the George...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 'Bridgegate' case

Jun. 28, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor for not backing their boss, former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The justices announced they...

The Latest: Christie says 'Bridgegate' case wasn't a crime

Jun. 28, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal involving two people convicted in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he doesn't think a crime was committed in the George Washington Bridge lane closure...

NJ failing to put out required pollution reports, AP finds

Jun. 25, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's environmental regulators have failed for nearly a decade to meet a legal requirement they provide a detailed written accounting each year of enforcement actions against polluters of state waterways, the Associated Press has found. The Clean Water Enforcement Act requires...

Lithgow, Bening and more stars perform Mueller report

Jun. 24, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump's 2016 campaign. Against the backdrop of the ornate altar of New York...