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Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

Lawuit: Honolulu officer arrested teen as vengeance for son

Oct. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is among those suing the Honolulu Police Department, claiming that an officer targeted and harassed a 15-year-old boy, “motivated solely by a personal vengeance." The officer had the boy arrested in violation of his civil rights because the teen and the...

Temporary election worker Joseph Banar, center, disinfects voting stations as a precaution against the coronavirus while a steady stream of voters participates in the first day of balloting in New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Election officials also are witnessing a massive surge in absentee ballot requests. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Republican lawsuit alleges problems with absentee balloting

Oct. 26, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party says its election poll challengers in New Mexico are unfairly being denied oversight of the initial verification process for absentee ballots, in a lawsuit filed Monday with the state Supreme Court. The lawsuit from the GOP and several allied state legislators and...

Lawsuit over Allegheny County election offices settled

Oct. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Republican candidates for Congress have settled a lawsuit they filed earlier this month and dropped their effort to force Allegheny County's election board to let them send campaign representatives to observe inside satellite election offices. The candidates dropped that claim in...

Judge refuses to block 'No Boycott of Israel' measure

Oct. 26, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit in which a Muslim civil rights group sought to block the state of Maryland from enforcing its ban on contracting with businesses that boycott Israel. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake didn't reach a decision on whether the executive...

Woman charged with making false rape report files lawsuit

Oct. 26, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was charged with filing a false report of rape is suing the city of Lawrence, several police officers and the University of Kansas. The woman reported the rape to Lawrence police in September 2018 but later decided she did not want to press charges. She was charged in...

Washington state family sues state over death after surgery

Oct. 26, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The family of a woman who lived at a Washington state facility filed a lawsuit alleging neglect that caused her death following bunion surgery. The lawsuit says 33-year-old JoHanna Pratt died from a pulmonary embolism after the surgery in 2017, The News Tribune reports. The lawsuit...

After talking about the importance of wearing masks, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards puts his mask back on at the end of the press conference updating the status of the state in regard to COVID-19, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The state will continue to be in Phase 2 until Aug. 28. D (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Edwards sues House GOP for trying to lift coronavirus rules

Oct. 26, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards filed a lawsuit Monday challenging House Republicans' efforts to rescind Louisiana's statewide mask mandate, business restrictions and other limits the Democratic governor enacted to combat the coronavirus, keeping the rules in a sort of legal limbo. House...

FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, smile as they prepare for a speech in San Francisco. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, donated an additional $100 million to helping local election offices prepare for November even as some conservatives are stepping up their efforts to stop the funds from being used. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Judge throws out La. attorney general's election grant suit

Oct. 26, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state district judge has dismissed Attorney General Jeff Landry's lawsuit seeking to block millions of dollars in grants to local election leaders, offered through a nonprofit backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Advocate reports Landry said he will appeal the...

Lawsuit: Man killed by Louisiana police did not have knife

Oct. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The parents of a man killed by police in Louisiana is suing the Lafayette Police Department, saying their son did not have a knife when he was killed. Trayford Pellerin, 31, was killed Aug. 21 as he walked away from a convenience store in Lafayette. Police said the Black man was...