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Trump fundraiser adds cyber security firm to Qatar lawsuit

May. 24, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fundraiser for President Donald Trump who launched a lawsuit against Qatar accusing the Gulf country of hacking his emails updated the filing Thursday to target a cybersecurity firm and two of its executives. Elliott Broidy alleges that the firm, Global Risk Advisors, introduced Qatar...

California court: Defendants get crack at some social media

May. 24, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and other social media companies can be compelled to give criminal defendants preparing for trial user content that is already public, California's highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court's ruling gives an opening to defense lawyers whose requests for information...

Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

May. 24, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. Jurors in Los Angeles recommended $4 million in punitive damages Thursday after finding the...

Security company, state argue venue in Dakota Access dispute

May. 24, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys for North Dakota regulators and a North Carolina-based private security company argued in court Thursday over the proper venue to resolve a dispute over whether the company acted illegally during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and should be fined. North...

The Latest: Court says defendants could get Facebook info

May. 24, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California high court's decision on social media access for criminal defendants (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies could be required to turn over user content that is public to criminal...

The Latest: Trump administration defends Keystone pipeline

May. 24, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Attorneys for the Trump administration have asked a judge to let TransCanada Corporation move forward with the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline....

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

May. 24, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are suing the maker and seller of the weapon used in the attack. The families of Jaime Guttenberg and Alex Schachter say American Outdoor Brands and the Tactical Supply store are complicit in the use...

NBA defends quest for 'integrity fee' payment in sports bets

May. 24, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey's state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fees" as part of any sports betting...

Board: Smaller surplus available for Puerto Rico creditors

May. 23, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The executive director of a federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's public finances said Wednesday there will be a smaller surplus available for creditors, while a bond insurance company filed a lawsuit seeking to nullify a fiscal plan that aims to pull the U.S....

Georgia jury awards $1 billion after guard rapes teen

May. 23, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded an eye-popping $1 billion verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. Hope Cheston was outside by some picnic tables with her boyfriend during a party in October 2012 when an armed security guard...