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Canadian justice lawyer: US didn't mislead in Huawei arrest

Aug. 05, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — There is no evidence to support defense allegations the U.S. acted in bad faith or omitted evidence in an attempt to mislead an extradition hearing for a top executive at Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies, a Canadian government lawyer said...

DOJ settles lawsuit with New Jersey over voter registration

Aug. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has settled a lawsuit it filed against the state of New Jersey over voter registration opportunities for customers of disability transportation services. The lawsuit claimed disability transportation...

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

University of Montana sued over alleged sex discrimination

Aug. 05, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by three former and one current university employee accuses the University of Montana of sex-based discrimination. The Missoulian reported the suit filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday alleges the...

Appeals court upholds Tennessee's abortion waiting-period

Aug. 05, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, arguing that opponents had failed to identify instances where a woman had been significantly burdened by the requirement. The decision comes after a lower federal...

Dancers allege instructor, wife, sexually abused them

Aug. 05, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two professional dancers have filed a lawsuit alleging that a former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet sexually assaulted young dancers he was instructing, and that his wife aided in the abuse. Boston Ballet’s Sage Humphries and another dancer,...

Jurisdictional question revived in suits over coastal loss

Aug. 05, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question of whether lawsuits blaming big oil companies for loss of vulnerable Louisiana coastal wetlands will be tried in state courts, as local parish governments want, or in federal courts, as the oil companies want, has been revived by a federal appeals panel. ...

'Kai the Hitchhiker' loses bid to overturn murder conviction

Aug. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former online celebrity who became known for allegedly using a hatchet to fend off an attack on a highway worker failed in his attempt to have his conviction in a 2013 murder overturned. Caleb McGillvary was convicted two years ago of the 2013...

Chicago police officer charged in downtown subway shooting

Aug. 05, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer who shot an unarmed man in the back as he tried to escape capture by running up an escalator in a busy subway station has been charged with felony aggravated battery with a firearm and official misconduct, prosecutors said Thursday. ...

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday. The Mass Litigation Panel, a...