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Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

2 Oregon men plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute pot

Apr. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who grew marijuana in Oregon and shipped it to Texas, Virginia and Florida have entered guilty pleas in federal court to marijuana distribution and money laundering conspiracy charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Portland says Cole Griffiths of Hood River and Raleigh Lau of...

Wisconsin woman pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Apr. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded has guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons. Waheba Issa Dais (dys) entered her plea Monday but the agreement was finalized last month. She...

Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal involving a defamation lawsuit that alleged a television station falsely labeled three siblings as "robbers." A Columbus family sued WBNS-TV in 2016 after the station reported on a hover board robbery at Fort Rapids...

Groups ask judge to halt drilling, mining in 7 states

Apr. 22, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho...

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

Apr. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint became the latest front in the intensifying battle between the president...

Judge orders mental review in SC police ambush shooting case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. Prosecutor Ed Clements asked for the examination Monday after 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins wrote to the Post and Courier newspaper...

Latest: New Mexico man charged after weapons found at home

Apr. 22, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on weapons charges filed against a member of an armed civilian group that detained migrants on the US-Mexico border (all times local): 1:10 p.m. A member of an armed civilian group that has detained migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border was charged Monday with being a...

Prosecutors rest case against fake German heiress

Apr. 22, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors have rested their case against the woman accused of passing herself off as a German heiress and swindling friends, banks and hotels. Anna Sorokin told a judge Monday she will not testify in her grand larceny and theft of services trial in state court in Manhattan. Her...

Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

Apr. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. The three-paragraph, unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit...