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California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

Dec. 11, 2018 7:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly...

Communities sue over Michigan's tough lead rules for water

Dec. 11, 2018 6:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Local governments and utilities sued the state of Michigan Tuesday over its implementation of the nation's toughest drinking water rules for lead, saying they support strong action against public exposure to the toxin but find the new rules arbitrary and too costly for the communities left...

Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit

Dec. 11, 2018 6:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The...

Oakland sues NFL, Raiders over move to Las Vegas

Dec. 11, 2018 6:40 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit trying to recover damages for the Raiders' upcoming move to Las Vegas. The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the Raiders, the NFL and the other 31 clubs seeks lost...

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

Dec. 11, 2018 4:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, claims the National...

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay President Trump $293,000 in attorneys' fees for rejected defamation lawsuit

Dec. 11, 2018 4:48 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay President Trump $293,000 in attorneys' fees for rejected defamation lawsuit.

Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland

Dec. 11, 2018 3:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured sued Sikorsky Aircraft on Monday, alleging the tail rotor system was defective. The wrongful death and product liability lawsuit was filed...

Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion

Dec. 11, 2018 1:57 PM EST

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court filing. Parker Waldridge's...

Defamation lawsuit against activist continues in state court

Dec. 11, 2018 12:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile asked the state supreme court on Tuesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit that was moved from federal court. An attorney for Paul Kendrick told justices that the assertions were protected by a Maine...

Russian National Guard chief sues opposition leader Navalny

Dec. 11, 2018 6:14 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's National Guard chief has filed a lawsuit against opposition leader Alexei Navalny after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, a longtime bodyguard of President Vladimir Putin, sought 1 million rubles (about $15,000) from Navalny, whom he accused of slander. The lawsuit...