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Jury awards $2.6M to 3 Lake County workers fired by clerk

Dec. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EST

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $2.6 million to three former Lake County employees who claimed the county circuit court clerk fired them because they supported her opponent in the 2016 election. One of Lake County Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein’s...

38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2022 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, comes after New York state last month instituted a one-year window...

DOJ subpoenas election officials in states Trump disputed

Dec. 06, 2022 17:40 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed local election officials in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Pennsylvania, asking for communications with or involving former President Donald Trump, his 2020 campaign aides and a list of allies involved in his efforts to try to...

Argentine VP Cristina Fernández guilty, 6 years for fraud

Dec. 06, 2022 17:33 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández was convicted and sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and a lifetime ban from holding public office for a fraud scheme that embezzled $1 billion through public works projects during her presidency. A...

Jan. 6 committee to issue criminal referrals, chairman says

Dec. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will make criminal referrals to the Justice Department as it wraps up its probe and looks to publish a final report by the end of the year, the panel's chairman said Tuesday. Rep. Bennie...

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Dec. 06, 2022 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on lavish perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, in a significant repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business. A jury found two...

Cosby, NBC, studio face new sex abuse lawsuit from 5 in NY

Dec. 06, 2022 17:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five women who have long accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them early in their careers have filed the latest lawsuit against the 85-year-old comedian — and this one calls NBCUniversal, a studio and a production company complicit in the abuse. The...

Clarification: Children's Hospital-Investigation story

Dec. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a Dec. 2 story, The Associated Press reported that Dr. Daniel Davidow was an employee of the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents. Davidow was a full-time independent contractor.

Ex-prison worker faces 100-year sentence for knife attack

Dec. 06, 2022 16:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana Department of Correction worker faces a potential sentence of 100 years in prison under a deal in which she agreed to plead guilty to two counts of murder for a knife attack two years ago in which two people were killed and a third was wounded, a prosecutor...

Texas cop didn't say 'gun' before fatal shooting, search

Dec. 06, 2022 16:28 PM EST

A Texas police officer who fatally shot a Black woman through a rear window of her home three years ago didn’t say the woman was holding a gun before he pulled the trigger and never mentioned the weapon before searching the house, the officer who was with him that night testified Tuesday. ...