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Congressman in tight race sues over ranked-voting system

Nov. 13, 2018 1:42 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine's new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House and Senate elections. The lawsuit asks a federal judge to stop the vote tabulations and to...

Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

Nov. 13, 2018 1:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman has called for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have said little about the scene early Sunday that ended with the death of 26-year-old...

Woman sues city, says officer violated rights in shooting

Nov. 13, 2018 1:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing a Mississippi city and a police officer, saying the officer used excessive force when he shot her while firing at another person. Morkiter Jones sued the city of Columbus and Officer Jared Booth in federal court in Aberdeen earlier this month. Jones says Booth...

Man's suit in Merillville officer fight proceeds to trial

Nov. 13, 2018 1:30 PM EST

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a civil trial in an Oregon man's lawsuit alleging that he was acting in self-defense when he fought with an Indiana police officer outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the appeals court...

The Latest: Officer who killed black security guard is white

Nov. 13, 2018 1:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a security guard by a police officer (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A police chief says the officer from his department who fatally shot a black security guard over the weekend is white. Midlothian Police Chief Dan Delaney released the information in an email...

Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit

Nov. 13, 2018 12:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say are illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause NC, the state Democratic Party and voters...

Kentucky abortion fight aimed at second-trimester procedure

Nov. 13, 2018 12:36 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for Kentucky's socially conservative governor and the state's only abortion clinic opened their latest legal fight Tuesday, this time over a lawsuit challenging a state law aimed at a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies. During opening statements in federal...

Final count delayed, Georgia election turns to the courts

Nov. 13, 2018 12:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's still undecided race for governor will remain in legal limbo for several more days after a federal court put the brakes on final certification of the vote totals in one of the nation's hottest midterm matchups. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg late Monday ordered state officials...

Prominent 'Gold Coast' developer denies fraud charges

Nov. 13, 2018 11:59 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A prominent developer whose properties dot the coveted strip of land across the Hudson River from New York City has pleaded not guilty to using a bank he founded to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in loans. Fred Daibes (DAY'-bees) on Tuesday called the charges "unbelievable" and...

Ex-Judson College student files sexual harassment lawsuit

Nov. 13, 2018 11:54 AM EST

MARION, Ala. (AP) — A former student is suing Alabama's Judson College and a former employee on accusations of sexual harassment and Title IX violations. News outlets report Alexis Burt's lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court accuses 39-year-old J. William McFarland Jr. of offering her $2,000 in...