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Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

Aug. 18, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally. A...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Aug. 18, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital — and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. The trial now underway in...

Man's family suing Charlotte police over fatal shooting

Aug. 18, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man fatally shot by an undercover North Carolina police officer is suing the city. Media outlets report the family of Josue Javier Diaz filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of Charlotte and the officer involved. Twenty-eight-year-old Josue Javier Diaz died in...

Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

Aug. 18, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Aug. 18, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation....

Today in History

Aug. 18, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women's right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it. On this...

Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

Aug. 17, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan. Benjamin and Kristi Reavis alleged defects caused their front seat backs in a September 2016 rear-end collision to collapse on their two...

Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

Aug. 17, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge ordered Friday. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom accepted a plea deal in which Esteban Santiago, 28, agreed to admit to the shooting...

Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

Aug. 17, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes made the admission a month after...