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DuVernay, Witherspoon and others join for Time's Up auction

Dec. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EST

Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Geena Davis and Kerry Washington are among the Hollywood figures teaming up to mark the one-year anniversary of Time's Up with a celebrity auction to benefit the group's legal fund. The Time's Up campaign kicked off at the Golden Globes in January. To date, the legal fund has...

Nebraska principal on leave after banning Christmas symbols

Dec. 7, 2018 6:00 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on Christmas and holiday symbols in her school. Elkhorn Public Schools quickly reversed Manchester Elementary principal Jennifer Sinclair's ban on...

4 men charged in Panama Papers investigation

Dec. 4, 2018 7:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities announced a raft of conspiracy and tax fraud charges Tuesday against four men in the first U.S. prosecution related to the so-called Panama Papers. The 11-count indictment unsealed in Manhattan stems from what prosecutors described as an "intercontinental money...

The Latest: Attorney says his client will be vindicated

Dec. 4, 2018 7:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on charges in the Panama Papers investigation (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An attorney for one of the four men charged in an international tax scheme related to the so-called Panama Papers says his client will be vindicated at trial. Jeffrey Neiman represents Harald Joachim Von...

US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

Nov. 20, 2018 7:35 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration's efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar agreed...

Possible Russian president of Interpol raises alarm in West

Nov. 20, 2018 6:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Interpol is facing a pivotal — some say possibly fatal — moment in its history as members decide whether to hand its presidency to a man who represents Vladimir Putin's Russia. Kremlin critics fear they could soon face arrest wherever they go. Western governments worry that...

Kremlin critic, facing new charge, sounds alarm on Interpol

Nov. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors announced new criminal charges against U.S.-born Kremlin foe Bill Browder on Monday, days before a Russian police officer could become president of Interpol in a move that some Moscow critics fear might politicize the law enforcement agency. Browder and other opponents of...

Whitaker abandoned taxpayer-funded project in Iowa in 2016

Nov. 13, 2018 9:09 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show. The city of Des Moines ultimately yanked an affordable...

Indiana attorney general gets national post amid allegations

Nov. 13, 2018 7:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been named vice chairman of the national Republican Attorneys General Association even as he resists calls from the state's GOP governor and legislative leaders to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

Nov. 13, 2018 2:23 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue. The department and...