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38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2022 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, comes after New York state last month instituted a one-year window...

Jesuit artist has ministry cut; Vatican doesn't prosecute

Dec. 06, 2022 15:57 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican came under pressure Tuesday to explain why it didn’t prosecute a famous Jesuit artist and merely let his order restrict the priest's ministry following allegations that he abused his authority over adult women. The Jesuits, the same order to which...

2 NC Democratic attorneys meet at appeals court over AG's ad

Dec. 06, 2022 14:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Representatives for two elected North Carolina Democratic government lawyers argued on Tuesday before an appeals court deciding whether potential prosecution of Attorney General Josh Stein or others over a 2020 campaign commercial should be blocked further while his lawsuit...

Court OKs life term in 2016 police chase crash that killed 3

Nov. 24, 2022 15:19 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of third-degree murder in a Thanksgiving Day 2016 crash that killed three people following a police chase can be sentenced to a mandatory life prison term. The Tribune-Review reports that the state's...

Indiana doctor: AG shouldn't get abortion patient records

Nov. 22, 2022 15:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana’s attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints. Dr....

Vet sues over coverage denial for daughter gender transition

Nov. 21, 2022 19:03 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A U.S. military veteran and his daughter filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a federal rule they said prevents the daughter from accessing medical coverage because she is transgender. The veteran and daughter filed their lawsuit against the government...

'Zombie Debt': Homeowners face foreclosure on old mortgages

Nov. 16, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Rose Prophete thought the second mortgage loan on her Brooklyn home was resolved about a decade ago — until she received paperwork claiming she owed more than $130,000. “I was shocked,” said Prophete, who refinanced her two-family home in 2006, six years after arriving from...

Appeals Court weighs death row inmate's disability claims

Nov. 08, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for Tennessee death row inmate Byron Black told a state appeals court on Tuesday that he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Black is appealing a ruling by a Nashville judge earlier this year that denied his motion to be...

Arizona county's plan to hand-count ballots blocked by judge

Nov. 07, 2022 21:08 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Monday blocked a rural Arizona county's plan to conduct a full hand-count of ballots from the current election — a measure requested by Republican officials who expressed unfounded concerns that vote-counting machines are untrustworthy. The ruling from...

Justice Department to monitor voting rights across 24 states

Nov. 07, 2022 18:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will send monitors to 24 states in an effort to ensure compliance with federal voting rights laws in Tuesday's elections. The action, which occurs regularly on Election Day, comes as civil rights groups and the federal government have...