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Bill Cosby fighting $1M a month legal bill in arbitration

Apr. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial. The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award...

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to "catch and release"...

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Apr. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig, 74, was charged in a two-count indictment that accuses him of...

The Latest: Huffman scheduled to plead guilty on May 24

Apr. 9, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case against prominent parents and athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college bribery scam (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Actress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to appear in court next month to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scam. The "Desperate Housewives"...

Vatican meets lawyers opposed to the criminalization of gays

Apr. 5, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — International lawyers researching the criminalization of homosexuality met Friday with the Vatican secretary of state and urged the Holy See to publicly oppose such laws and "conversion" therapies for gays. The Vatican said Cardinal Pietro Parolin promised the delegation he would relay...

Oklahoma ex-senator David Boren accused of sexual misconduct

Mar. 30, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma student alleges he was touched and kissed inappropriately by former university President David Boren on several occasions almost a decade ago when the man worked as a teaching aide for the onetime governor and senator. The allegations by Jess Eddy, now...

Trump's pick for Justice Department's No. 3 job withdraws

Mar. 28, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for the Justice Department's No. 3 position has withdrawn her name from consideration after encountering opposition on the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee because of her past membership in a lawyers' group that has supported abortion rights. Jessie...

Judge orders release of documents in Baylor assault cases

Mar. 28, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman said in his order that Philadelphia-based...

Former Obama aide to review civil rights law firm

Mar. 20, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A one-time aide to former first lady Michelle Obama will review workplace practices at a prominent civil rights law firm that fired its founder. A statement from the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center says attorney Tina Tchen will conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of the...

Correction: Trump-Judicial Nominee story

Mar. 13, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 12 about Senate confirmation of Paul Matey as an appeals court judge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matey is senior vice president and general counsel at University Hospital in New Jersey. He left the hospital in August 2018 and became a partner at...