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Judge holds veteran journalist Catherine Herridge in civil contempt for refusing to divulge source

Feb. 29, 2024 22:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge held veteran investigative reporter Catherine Herridge in civil contempt on Thursday for refusing to divulge her source for a series of Fox News stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. U.S....

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Feb. 29, 2024 18:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally taking minors into Kansas to obtain abortions without parental consent, basing the allegation on a video from a conservative group that has promoted false claims on other issues. ...

Musk's X asks judge to penalize nonprofit researchers tracking rise of hate speech on platform

Feb. 29, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Attorneys for X Corp. and a research organization that studies online hate speech traded arguments in court Thursday after the social media platform sued the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate for documenting the increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk. ...

Judge upholds decision requiring paternity test of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Feb. 29, 2024 17:05 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A judge has upheld a decision requiring Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to take a paternity test as part of a legal dispute with a 27-year-old woman who claims the billionaire is her biological father. A Texas judge on Wednesday rejected an appeal from Jones of a...

Sanders among latest to call for resignation of Arkansas Board of Corrections member

Feb. 29, 2024 16:52 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday asked that Board of Corrections member Alonza Jiles resign his seat. Sanders issued the statement months after Jiles was named in lawsuits that allege he helped to cover up physical and sexual abuse at a juvenile...

Georgia women's prison inmate files lawsuit accusing guard of brutal sexual assault

Feb. 29, 2024 15:52 PM EST

ALTO, Ga. (AP) — A woman incarcerated at a Georgia prison has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by a correctional officer and had to undergo surgery after the attack. The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court in Georgia alleges the male officer...

LGBTQ+ advocacy group sues Texas AG, says it won't identify transgender families

Feb. 29, 2024 15:51 PM EST

A national LGBTQ+ advocacy group is suing the Texas Attorney General's office rather than hand over information about its support of transgender children receiving gender-confirming medical care. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Texas court, PFLAG National says Republican...

Writer E. Jean Carroll's lawyers urge judge to reject Trump's request to postpone $83.3M jury award

Feb. 29, 2024 15:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for E. Jean Carroll urged a judge Thursday to reject former President Donald Trump’s efforts to avoid posting security to secure an $83.3 million defamation award won by the writer, saying his promises to pay a judgment his lawyers predict will be overturned on appeal...

Michigan cop's mistake leads to $320,000 deal with Japanese man wrongly accused of drunken driving

Feb. 29, 2024 14:49 PM EST

A Michigan village has agreed to a $320,000 settlement with a man from Japan who was wrongly accused of drunken driving after a police officer badly misread a breath test, court records show. Ryohei Akima blew a 0.02 on the test, but it was mistakenly read by the Fowlerville officer...

North Carolina judges weigh governor's challenge to changes for elections boards

Feb. 28, 2024 21:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of North Carolina judges weighed arguments Wednesday on whether a new law that transfers Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s powers to choose election board members to the now Republican-controlled legislature should be struck down or can be enforced. The...