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Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

Apr. 22, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for JD.com founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Two edited videos of Liu and his accuser...

Animal rights groups sue Iowa over its latest ag-gag law

Apr. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Animal rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging a new Iowa law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms, a measure the Legislature approved just weeks after a federal judge struck down a similar law. The latest bill was...

Conservation groups ask judge to halt Trump drilling plan

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho...

School district settles sex assault case involving student

Apr. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho school district and a girl who sued after she was sexually assaulted by an older student and forced to move to another community reached a settlement, hours after a jury began deliberating. The family of the girl sued the Shoshone School District alleging that school principal...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal involving a defamation lawsuit that alleged a television station falsely labeled three siblings as "robbers." A Columbus family sued WBNS-TV in 2016 after the station reported on a hover board robbery at Fort Rapids...

Republicans aim to limit Democratic Attorney General's power

Apr. 22, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Iowa want to limit the powers of the state's attorney general, citing frustration that the Democrat joined lawsuits opposing the actions of President Donald Trump. Tom Miller, the longest-serving sitting state attorney general in the U.S., joined six lawsuits...

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

Apr. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint became the latest front in the intensifying battle between the president...

Judge sets hearing on bid to stop new Nevada pot licenses

Apr. 22, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge said Monday she'll hear arguments next month on a bid by dozens of companies to freeze a second wave of licenses for the state's lucrative marijuana sales market. Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez told more than a dozen lawyers in Las Vegas she can't officially consolidate seven...

Promotor sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally refused to approve its application to have...