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AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims

Nov. 21, 2019 12:37 AM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

Lawsuit: US border officers questioned journalists at length

Nov. 21, 2019 12:00 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five American journalists sued the U.S. government Wednesday, alleging border authorities violated their First Amendment rights by inspecting their cameras and notebooks and questioning them extensively about their coverage of last year’s migrant caravan. The lawsuit filed by the...

NCAA clears Memphis freshman Wiseman to return on Jan. 12

Nov. 20, 2019 11:25 PM EST

The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution. After months of back-and-forth between Memphis and the NCAA, the sports governing body has cleared the heralded freshman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12. Wiseman will sit out a total of 12 games under a decision announced by the NCAA. The sports...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

Judge advances ex-Arkansas student’s dorm room rape lawsuit

Nov. 20, 2019 6:56 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge ruled a former University of Arkansas student can move ahead with a lawsuit alleging school officials acted with "deliberate indifference" after she reported being sexually assaulted by another student in her dorm room. U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III’s...

Jussie Smollett: Chicago prosecution was malicious

Nov. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution and says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack because it accepted his $10,000 bail...

Snowden: Lawsuit targeting his book is selective enforcement

Nov. 20, 2019 5:56 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden says the government is unfairly singling him out in a lawsuit that seeks to block him from profiting off his best-selling memoir. The U.S. says Snowden’s book, “Permanent Record,” violates secrecy agreements he signed when...

Foreign ski-area investors sue US over residency petitions

Nov. 20, 2019 5:24 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Foreigners who invested in northern Vermont ski area developments that are now linked to a fraud case are suing the federal government for failing to act on their petitions for U.S. residency. The 74 investors bankrolled $500,000 each in projects at Jay Peak and Burke Mountain...

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

Nov. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The...