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California justices reject law requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates the state...

Ohio city finalizes settlement with porn actress over arrest

Nov. 19, 2019 11:33 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city has formally approved a $450,000 settlement for porn actress Stormy Daniels over her 2018 strip club arrest. Daniels’ federal defamation lawsuit against several Columbus officers alleged officers conspired to retaliate against her over her claims that...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Nov. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every...

Conspiracy charges dropped in Michael Avenatti Nike case

Nov. 13, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An indictment charging California attorney Michael Avenatti with conspiring to extort Nike has been rewritten to drop two conspiracy counts. In a tweet, Avenatti said he was “extremely pleased” and expects eventually to be “fully exonerated.” The refreshed...

Porn actress fights Trump request for settlement dollars

Nov. 13, 2019 3:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for porn star Stormy Daniels are challenging a request by President Donald Trump’s lawyers to stake claim to a settlement between Daniels and Ohio's capital city. A federal judge last year said Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, must pay Trump nearly...

Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns

Nov. 11, 2019 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York officials that was aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns. Judge Carl Nichols handed down a 19-page ruling, finding the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., does not have jurisdiction to...

Trump attorneys file notice of porn actress settlement

Nov. 6, 2019 7:37 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump have notified the court overseeing a settlement between Ohio's capital city and porn actress Stormy Daniels of money owed to him by Daniels. A federal judge last year said Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, must pay Trump nearly...

California justices skeptical of requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 6, 2019 4:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a state law requiring President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state's primary election next year. The justices wondered in a rapid-fire hour of questioning if the...

Trump and women: A look at lawsuits he has faced in office

Nov. 5, 2019 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the White House, President Donald Trump has fought several lawsuits from women who say they had sexual interactions with him before he took office. The latest case was filed just this week. Trump denies the women's claims of both unwanted and consensual encounters, sometimes followed...

Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

Nov. 4, 2019 2:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, leaving the last word to the Supreme Court The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upholds a lower court decision in...