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Indiana attorney general sued over groping allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is facing allegations of sexual harassment and defamation in a federal lawsuit filed by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year. The women and their lawyers announced the lawsuit against Republican state Attorney General Curtis...

21 Savage donates $25K for legal aid for detained immigrants

Jun. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage has given $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center after the watchdog organization helped him while he was in federal immigration custody earlier this year. The rapper, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3 in what U.S....

Oregon public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

Jun. 13, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facing an ever-mounting caseload, dozens of public defenders in Oregon walked out of courthouses and into the Statehouse this week to lobby for a bill that would fix a staffing shortage and an outdated contract payment system that has some attorneys representing more than 200 clients at...

Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kids

Jun. 5, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. The Health...

Lawyers say detainees tortured in Turkish police custody

May. 29, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A lawyers' group says five former Turkish foreign ministry employees were tortured while in police custody. The Ankara Bar Association said late Tuesday that five of six detainees interviewed reported being stripped, beaten and threatened with object rape. They are among 249 former ministry...

Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?

May. 28, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant. An employer generally is prohibited from requiring employees to...

Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

May. 24, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university, a federal judge ruled Friday. The public version released last week blacked out...

San Francisco police chief: Journalist 'crossed the line'

May. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report. Chief William Scott addressed reporters hours after...

Bahrain charges lawyer of sharing "fake news" for his Tweets

May. 15, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's Public Prosecution says it is charging a person, identified by a rights group as a prominent lawyer, for misusing social media and publishing fake news that can harm public order. The prosecution did not name the individual in its statement, but the Bahrain...

Olympic champion awaits next step in WADA bullying inquiry

May. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

Along her journey in the fight for clean sports, Beckie Scott has been cheated, harassed, bullied and brushed aside. The next step on that journey will conclude when the results of an investigation that stemmed from her most-recent experience are revealed at the World Anti-Doping Agency meetings this week. Last...