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Chamber sues over pandemic emergency wage in Portland, Maine

Dec. 1, 2020 1:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is suing over an emergency wage increase that’s part of a minimum wage referendum approved by voters in the Maine city last month. The lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks both relief and clarity over when the emergency wage provision trigged...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell, seated, converses with election workers and legal representatives from the Joe Biden and Donald Trump presidential campaigns as a recount of the 2020 presidential election begins at the Monona Terrace convention center in Madison, Wis. President Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wisconsin, seeking to disqualify hundreds of thousands of ballots in a longshot attempt to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Trump files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election results

Dec. 1, 2020 1:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state's two most Democratic counties, a longshot attempt to overturn Joe Biden's win in the battleground state he lost by nearly 20,700 votes. Trump filed the day after...

Wildwood settles lawsuit alleging excessive force by police

Dec. 1, 2020 1:24 PM EST

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey city has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman whose arrest was captured on video in 2018. According to court records, Wildwood agreed to a $325,000 settlement with Emily Weinman, NJ Advance Media reported Monday. Weinman, of Philadelphia, alleged that...

Widow's lawsuit over fatal Chesapeake Bay plunge to be heard

Dec. 1, 2020 8:25 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trial involving a widow’s lawsuit filed over the death of her husband who was killed when his tractor-trailer plunged over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is scheduled to begin on Tuesday in a Virginia court. The Virginian-Pilot reported in January that the lawsuit filed by...

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, watches as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs election documents to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden wins in presidential vote

Dec. 1, 2020 6:49 AM EST

Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump's legal team continued to dispute the results. Biden’s victory in Wisconsin was certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, screenwriter Zhou Xiaoxuan speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at her home in Beijing, China, detailing her involvement in China's #MeToo movement. A high profile case of sexual harassment in China's #MeToo movement involving a well-known Chinese state TV host will be tried in court Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Beijing after pending for more than two years. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China #MeToo case heads to court after 2-year delay

Dec. 1, 2020 3:49 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Zhou Xiaoxuan’s says her prestigious internship with Chinese state TV soured after a popular host forcibly kissed her. Outraged, Zhou took the previously taboo step of filing a lawsuit in 2018, joining the global #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. But the ruling...

Lawsuits defy Arizona initiative taxing wealthy for schools

Nov. 30, 2020 8:02 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Two lawsuits were filed Monday challenging a proposition that Arizona voters approved to impose an additional 3.5% tax on individuals earning above $250,000 to pay school teacher salaries and training. The Goldwater Institute filed one action on behalf of a coalition of taxpayers,...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Graham: Trump should attend Biden's inauguration

Nov. 30, 2020 7:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he thinks President Donald Trump should attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration because it would be “good for the country.” The South Carolina senator said...

FILE - Election workers, right, verify ballots as recount observers, left, watch during a Milwaukee hand recount of presidential votes at the Wisconsin Center, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin finished a partial recount of its presidential results on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wisconsin certifies Joe Biden as winner following recount

Nov. 30, 2020 6:50 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin was certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results. Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed a certificate...

Judge: Detained immigrants must see a judge within 10 days

Nov. 30, 2020 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they’ve sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday. Civil rights groups praised the ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan as the first of its kind in the...