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Geoffrey Rush's defamation trial against Sydney paper starts

Oct. 21, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Geoffrey Rush's lawyer told a court on Monday the Australian actor was "a national living treasure" who had no scandal attached to his name before a Sydney newspaper last year published allegations of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star. The Oscar-winning actor faced a large media...

Maldives' Supreme Court refuses to annul presidential vote

Oct. 21, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election result. The five-member Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the election was conducted within the law. No other details were immediately known. The...

Road rage driver avoids jail time for pointing BB gun

Oct. 21, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman who menaced a family with a BB gun during a road rage incident will avoid jail time. Betty Jean Holder, 49, of North Pole was initially charged with two counts of felony assault, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. In a plea arrangement, she pleaded guilty to...

State ACLU sues to overturn county-wide homeless camp ban

Oct. 21, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A civil rights organization is asking an appeals court to overturn a ruling that bans homeless camps in a southwestern Ohio county. The ACLU of Ohio has sued on behalf of a church that wants to house homeless people on its private property. An August ruling by Judge Robert Ruehlman banned...

Non-lawyer represents self in Texas case, gets life term

Oct. 21, 2018 3:02 PM EDT

BELTON, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man who's not a lawyer but insisted on representing himself in a 2016 custody and kidnapping case has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The Temple Daily Telegram reports 36-year-old Tutankhamun Holt of Kempner must serve 30 years before he's eligible for...

State says NE Ohio well linked to quakes has way to reopen

Oct. 21, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state has suggested that a shuttered injection well linked to two small earthquakes in northeast Ohio could resume operations if the owner submits an acceptable plan. The Ohio Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management urged the Ohio Supreme Court in an Oct. 11 filing not to...

Lawsuit: Utility to blame for damage to voting machines

Oct. 21, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A southwest Mississippi county is suing an electrical utility and its own insurer, seeking more than $500,000 for damage to voting machines caused by a 2016 power outage. The Enterprise-Journal reports Pike County earlier this month sued Entergy Corp. and the administrator of the...

2 found guilty in triple murder of Sacramento father, 2 sons

Oct. 20, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been found guilty in the home-invasion deaths of a father and his two sons in Sacramento. The Sacramento County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old David Nguyen and 24-year-old Elijah Johnson guilty of murder and robbery on Friday following more than two weeks of...

Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe

Oct. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators shuttered the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes. Detroit police Chief James Craig said officers found 36 fetuses in boxes and 27 others in freezers during...

Ronaldo scores but Juventus' perfect start ended by Genoa

Oct. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues. It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. It...