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Judge to rule Tuesday in Chicago Obama Library lawsuit

Feb. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge will rule on the city of Chicago's request to toss a lawsuit aimed at halting President Barack Obama's museum and library from being built in a public park. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey heard oral arguments last week in the case and said he would issue a ruling...

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Feb. 18, 2019 9:25 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's action...

NY joins lawsuit challenging Trump's border wall declaration

Feb. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is joining California and 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. New York Attorney General Letitia James said in the lawsuit Monday that Trump is threatening public safety with his move to divert funding from military...

Honduran lawmaker loses seat for defamation conviction

Feb. 18, 2019 9:20 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran lawmaker was stripped of her seat in Congress on Monday after being convicted last month of defaming and slandering a local banker. The court sentenced Maria Luisa Borjas of the opposition Libre party to serve two years and eight months in prison, but she can avoid...

Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2019 9:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump's latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall. "Trump is the national emergency!" chanted a group of...

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial delayed until June

Feb. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3. Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed the delay on Monday. The fallen film mogul is still expected to appear at a pretrial hearing March 8. Weinstein's trial had been slated for May 6, but that date...

Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling

Feb. 18, 2019 8:21 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor said Monday she decided against appealing a judge's ruling last month that struck down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Gov. Kim Reynolds called it an extremely difficult decision but...

Latest: California sues Trump over emergency declaration

Feb. 18, 2019 8:18 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a...

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Feb. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even...

Nicaragua: Hefty prison terms for farm leaders in protests

Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A judge on Monday gave lengthy prison terms to three farmers' leaders who participated in protests against President Daniel Ortega's government, citing them for terrorism and other alleged crimes that their defenders consider political and trumped-up. Julio Montenegro, defense...