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No truce: Trump keeps up feud with California during visit

Sep. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump remains on a war footing. With California. Trump's primary mission during his two-day visit to the state was to raise millions from wealthy Republicans. But he also made a point of deriding the state's handling of its homeless crisis, and on Wednesday, he issued a...

Officers sue over firings related to Chicago police shooting

Sep. 18, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago police officers fired after being accused of helping cover up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald are challenging the decision with separate lawsuits. Former Sgt. Stephen Franko and former officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes allege...

Purdue Pharma asks judge to stop lawsuits against Sacklers

Sep. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Wednesday asked a bankruptcy court judge to halt all lawsuits against the company and its former directors, including members of the Sackler family, which owns the company. The request is a standard ask for a company that's filed for bankruptcy , as Purdue did this week in an...

AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

Sep. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of...

Judge partially blocks law aimed at oil pipeline protests

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked enforcement of some new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline. A lawsuit spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union against Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg alleges that...

Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14

Sep. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment sued his estate Wednesday, saying the wealthy financier took advantage of her family's poor financial position to abuse her from age 14 to 17. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court sought...

Correction: Site Contamination-Lawsuit story

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about a lawsuit over a landfill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Woodward Inc. LLC was named a defendant. WWD, LLC, is named a defendant in the lawsuit. A corrected version of the story is below: Colorado firm sues IBM for alleged site contamination...

Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy

Sep. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower court ruling dismissing the...

Students contend park rules hurt speech, religious liberty

Sep. 18, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four Wheaton College students have sued the city of Chicago, claiming rules for a popular park undercut the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech and free exercise of religion. Earlier this year, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events divided Millennium Park...

After lawsuit deal, Tupelo officer is promoted, then retires

Sep. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer received a promotion and is retiring after she and a city agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit she filed. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tiffany Gilleylen was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant in the Tupelo Police Department. Tupelo...