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Single lawsuit last remaining legal issue for Deshaun Watson

Aug. 18, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the first woman accused Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct during a massage session in a lawsuit filed in March 2021, it was just the initial step in a protracted saga that would eventually encompass 23 more civil filings, a criminal investigation and the possibility of...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 18, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Malaysia top court rebuffs bid to delay ex-PM's final appeal

Aug. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court on Thursday refused to allow ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's new lawyer to withdraw from his graft case linked to the looting of the 1MDB state fund, preventing a possible delay in his final appeal. It was another blow for Najib...

Oregon top judge denies conflict led to firing of commission

Aug. 17, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's chief justice denied Wednesday that a personality conflict led her to fire all members of a commission that governs the Office of Public Defense Services and appoints its executive director. Critics for years have said Oregon's public defense system is...

Gov. Gordon wins Wyoming GOP primary in bid for 2nd term

Aug. 17, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection after winning the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday, while state Rep. Chuck Gray won the GOP primary for secretary of state. Megan Degenfelder defeated incumbent Brian Schroeder in the GOP primary for state...

Indian court appoints committee to run national Olympic body

Aug. 17, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in India has appointed a committee to take over the running of the national Olympic committee and hold fresh elections within four months in a move that could have further implications for the country in international sport. The Delhi High Court asked...

Gov. Gordon wins Wyoming GOP primary in bid for 2nd term

Aug. 17, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection after winning the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday, while state Rep. Chuck Gray won the GOP primary for secretary of state. A competitive state superintendent of public instruction primary featured Republicans Megan...

After firing public defense commissioners, new members named

Aug. 16, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group. ...

Kansas abortion vote: Why recount with such a large margin?

Aug. 16, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Tuesday began a partial hand recount of this month’s decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights, a move forced by two Republican activists even though the margin was so large that the recount won’t change the outcome. Nine of the state’s...

Indian court urged to settle issues that led to FIFA ban

Aug. 16, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court is expected to take up a government plea to settle issues that led to the national soccer federation’s suspension by FIFA and the possible loss of its hosting rights for the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in October. The FIFA suspension follows...