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Group sues Tennessee county over invalid voter registrations

Oct. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group representing black voters is suing the election commission in Tennessee's largest county, which includes Memphis, after thousands of registrations were deemed invalid by the commission. The Tennessee Black Voter Project filed a lawsuit Monday in Shelby County Chancery Court...

Testimony ends at trial on payments in college basketball

Oct. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony at a trial about secret payments in college basketball drew to a close Tuesday after prosecutors asked the jury to focus on a flurry of texts and phone calls, some involving legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino, about Brian Bowen Jr. in the days before the prized prospect...

Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading

Oct. 16, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year. Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, who worked as a software product development manager for the Atlanta-based credit-reporting...

Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio's pardon

Oct. 16, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Los Angeles attorney has been appointed to defend a ruling by a lower court judge who refused to erase the criminal record of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio after he was pardoned by President Trump. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday picked Christopher G. Caldwell to argue...

Lee won't use 'biblical' victim witness standard if governor

Oct. 16, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses. Steve Berger, pastor of Franklin-based Grace Chapel, made the remarks during a Sept. 30 sermon...

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

Oct. 16, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a closed-door interview Tuesday. A lawyer for Glenn Simpson said in a statement that he had exercised...

New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

Oct. 16, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign to build support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices in 2021. The campaign, calling itself the 1.20.21 Project and being launched Wednesday, also wants to increase the size of the lower...

Judge approves Elon Musk settlement with SEC

Oct. 16, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge is approving a settlement between Elon Musk and federal regulators over his infamous tweet about taking Tesla private. The Securities and Exchange Commission argued the tweet was misleading and harmed investors who bought stock in the electric car company as a result. The...

Susan Collins alma mater will not rescind degree

Oct. 16, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The alma mater of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says it has no plans to rescind an honorary degree it awarded the Maine Republican despite requests from alumni and faculty. Hundreds of St. Lawrence University alumni who opposed the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh signed a...

Florida Supreme Court: Next governor will pick new justices

Oct. 16, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year's gubernatorial campaign. In a major rebuke to Scott, the Supreme Court concluded that...