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Conservative group sues Ohio elections board over video ban

Jul. 23, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative group known for its use of undercover sting videos has sued Ohio's election board, alleging it enforced an unconstitutional state law banning the use of such videos in campaigns. At issue are videos that the group, Project Veritas, says it made by secretly recording...

Troubled New Mexico city faces racial discrimination lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits and a mayor whose home was raided in connection with a bid-rigging investigation is facing another lawsuit. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a former Las Vegas, New Mexico, deputy police chief recently filed a federal racial...

Virginia school's transgender bathroom ban is back in court

Jul. 23, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to continue fighting against his former high school's transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments over whether the Gloucester...

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Jul. 22, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days. Starting Tuesday, fast-track deportations can apply to...

Lawsuit: Man linked to 19 deaths killed another woman

Jul. 22, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges a 90-year-old woman is another victim of a Dallas man who has been linked to 19 deaths. The suit was filed Monday in Dallas County against The Tradition-Prestonwood, an independent living facility in Dallas, by the woman's children. It alleges the facility failed to keep...

Judge rejects bid to block sheep grazing in Centennial range

Jul. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A judge says he won't block sheep grazing in a mountain range on the Idaho-Montana border despite worries by wildlife advocates that federally-protected grizzly bears could be harmed. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen said in Monday's order that he was siding with federal...

Court revives lawsuit over Colorado's limits on taxes

Jul. 22, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit challenging Colorado's strict limits on taxes and spending. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court erred when it ruled that 10 local governments had no legal standing to file a lawsuit seeking to overturn a Colorado...

Governor says Alabama 'working' to avoid prison lawsuit

Jul. 22, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama tries to address its troubled corrections system, Gov. Kay Ivey convened a new criminal justice study commission Monday and said the state is working to avoid a Department of Justice lawsuit over prison conditions. Ivey said the Governor's Study Group on Criminal Justice,...

TV reporter sues over promotional plunge into river

Jul. 22, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A television reporter is suing over injuries he says he suffered during a promotional stunt in which he plunged 22 feet into a river in a homemade flying machine. The lawsuit filed last week in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania by KDKA-TV reporter Dave Crawley names...

Cristiano Ronaldo won't face rape charge in Las Vegas

Jul. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga's claim could be proven at...