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FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, Dr. Cara Christ, director of Arizona Department of Health Services, answers a question at a news conference on the latest regarding the coronavirus in Phoenix. A judge has ruled Arizona doesn't have to publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes and other long-term facilities in the state, marking a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the information. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Judge rules against news agencies over nursing home stats

May. 29, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona doesn’t have to publicly reveal the number of coronavirus cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes, long-term facilities and retirement homes, a state judge ruled on Friday. The ruling marked a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the...

Idaho newspaper plans lawsuit over COVID-19 records denial

May. 29, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho newspaper on Friday said it will file a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Welfare if the agency doesn’t turn over the names of long-term care facilities in the state with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff. The...

US judge won't lift 50-person cap on Nevada church services

May. 29, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a rural Nevada church’s request Friday for an emergency injunction that would allow it to exceed Gov. Steve Sisolak’s 50-person cap on religious gatherings. Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley filed a lawsuit against the governor last week that argued the...

Chicago police drop Clearview facial recognition technology

May. 29, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police is no longer using facial recognition software developed by a firm that was sued by a civil rights organization this week over privacy concerns. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against Clearview AI over its technology that allows users to compare...

Justice Department backs Colorado church suit against Polis

May. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church's claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate against houses of worship and violate First Amendment rights to religious freedoms. Eric S. Dreiband said in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 29, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Objections welcome, but not time for rebellion The Stamford Advocate May 27 As Connecticut residents have held their breaths for months — some behind masks, some not — it was inevitable that many would eventually exhale bitter frustration. Some acts of...

Officers in violent arrest to face NYPD disciplinary charges

May. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer will face disciplinary charges for a violent arrest during a social distancing enforcement action that ended with him kneeling on a man's back or neck, a technique similar to the one that led to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis. Several other officers...

La. lawmakers want to limit virus lawsuits against business

May. 29, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers want to give protections from most lawsuits for coronavirus deaths and injuries to businesses that never closed during the outbreak and those that are newly reopening. The Republican-led bills by Sen. Sharon Hewitt of Slidell, Sen. Patrick McMath of Covington and...

Lawsuit seeks early, easier voting during COVID-19 pandemic

May. 29, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit is seeking to ease Alabama’s restrictions on absentee ballots and in-person voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to allow early voting as a way of mitigating transmission risk at the polls. The League of Women Voters of Alabama and eight voters over age 60...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors say they have charged Weinstein with an additional count of felony sexual battery by restraint. The district attorney’s office says Friday the charge was filed over allegations that the former movie mogul sexually assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

May. 29, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest court action accusing him of decades of vile sexual behavior. The woman, now 43, alleges Weinstein forced her to disrobe, demanded she...