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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Tuesday, Oct. 20 as traders look over several solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Stocks close higher as companies report solid earnings

Oct. 20, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street following several solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Investors are also monitoring last-ditch efforts in Washington to get more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% Tuesday, recouping some of its losses from a day earlier. Procter & Gamble, Regions...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif.  The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Oct. 20, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its...

FILE - In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany. The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

5 takeaways from the government's lawsuit against Google

Oct. 20, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The lawsuit claims Google has abused its dominance in...

Mississippi expands curbside voting, sets absentee 'cure'

Oct. 20, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is expanding access to curbside voting for people with symptoms of COVID-19 and setting a new process to let voters correct, or “cure,” minor discrepancies with signatures on absentee ballots. The changes are being made after voting-rights groups sued the...

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, attends the 16th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

Family of slain Saudi journalist sues Saudi Crown Prince

Oct. 20, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of personally ordering Khashoggi's brutal execution in order to silence the high-profile government critic. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C.,...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

Oct. 20, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly using hundreds of millions of dollars in private money to administer the polls, a lawyer for the group said Tuesday. Attorney Erick Kaardal argued during a...

Judge considers challenge to CDC order halting evictions

Oct. 20, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta is weighing a challenge to a Trump administration directive that halts the eviction of certain renters through the end of the year in an effort to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month issued an...

Student lawsuit demands tuition refunds from Montana State

Oct. 20, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Students at Montana State University have sued the university claiming it broke a contractual agreement with its students when it canceled in-person classes without offering to refund or reduce tuition and fees. Anthony Cordero, who was an undergraduate student in the Spring 2020...

Lawsuit: City, county officials violated rights of homeless

Oct. 20, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit accuses officials in Minneapolis and Hennepin County of violating the civil rights of people in homeless encampments when they conducted sweeps that displaced them and put their health at risk. The federal complaint filed Monday by American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota...

Justices review priest abuse lawsuit's ruling on time limits

Oct. 20, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman's lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since it was issued a year ago. In oral argument, the...