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Cyprus top lawyer: Judges' law firm links compromise rulings

Jan. 15, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' attorney general has weighed into a growing feud with supreme court judges, backing his lawyer brother who alleged that the judges' familial and professional links to a law firm that handled cases involving the country's biggest bank may have led to favorable rulings....

Faith-based shelter fights to keep out transgender women

Jan. 11, 2019 10:47 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women. Alliance Defending Freedom has sued the city of Anchorage to...

Small business tax deduction has CPAs scratching their heads

Jan. 9, 2019 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of small business owners will be in uncharted waters this tax season as they try to determine if they qualify for a deduction that could exempt one-fifth of their income from taxes. Five months after the IRS issued guidelines to help business owners and tax advisers understand how...

The Latest: Judge orders Flynn to stay within 50 miles of DC

Dec. 18, 2018 7:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Judge Emmet Sullivan is throwing another wrench into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's plans. Just hours after delaying Flynn's sentencing, Sullivan...

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

Dec. 18, 2018 2:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. The decision, which came after a five-month...

DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time's Up auction

Dec. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EST

Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund. The Time's Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund has...

Nebraska principal on leave after banning Christmas symbols

Dec. 7, 2018 6:00 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. Elkhorn Public Schools quickly reversed Manchester Elementary principal Jennifer Sinclair's ban on...

4 men charged in Panama Papers investigation

Dec. 4, 2018 7:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities announced a raft of conspiracy and tax fraud charges Tuesday against four men in the first U.S. prosecution related to the so-called Panama Papers. The 11-count indictment unsealed in Manhattan stems from what prosecutors described as an "intercontinental money...

The Latest: Attorney says his client will be vindicated

Dec. 4, 2018 7:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on charges in the Panama Papers investigation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An attorney for one of the four men charged in an international tax scheme related to the so-called Panama Papers says his client will be vindicated at trial. Jeffrey Neiman represents Harald Joachim Von...

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

Nov. 20, 2018 7:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed...