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Rose McGowan sues alleging intimidation by Weinstein, others

Oct. 23, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape. The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein, attorneys David...

Trump seeks to block California as global climate leader

Oct. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to topple California as a leading voice against climate change, charging in a federal lawsuit that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with a Canadian province in a program to cut climate-damaging fossil fuel emissions. In...

Iowa trooper fired in harassment case sues over termination

Oct. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa trooper who was fired after a lengthy sexual harassment and workplace safety investigation has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongly terminated and illegally blocked from seeking disability. Former Iowa State Patrol officer Wade Karp, who worked at the Capitol complex in...

Maryland's attorney general sues Kushner apartment company

Oct. 23, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general on Wednesday sued a real estate company once run by President Donald Trump's son-in-law over allegedly illegal and harmful rental practices, including the kind of rodent infestations the president has accused Baltimore leaders of failing to address....

Woman wrongly charged of arson to receive $100K settlement

Oct. 23, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state fire authority has agreed to pay a woman $100,000 after she was wrongly investigated and charged with first-degree felony arson. The Seattle Times reports that the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority has settled the civil-rights lawsuit with 66-year-old Linda Poplawski of...

Judge: Suit by ex-inmate over medical care can head to trial

Oct. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a Marion County inmate's allegations that the county was indifferent to his serious medical needs, resulting in the loss of his eye due to complications from an injury suffered in custody, can proceed to trial. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports despite inmate...

Lizzo extends the writing credits for her hit 'Truth Hurts'

Oct. 23, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is sharing writing credit on her hit song "Truth Hurts" with the creator behind the song's signature line, but not with two other writers who claim they also contributed to the track. "Truth Hurts" features the popular line, "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100 percent that...

Prosecutors: Virginia city can move Confederate monument

Oct. 23, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Norfolk, Virginia, can relocate a Confederate monument despite a state law barring the removal of war memorials, the city's top prosecutor and the state's attorney general argue in a lawsuit. The two filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss a city lawsuit filed against them that says...

Maryland speaker urges governor to settle HBCUs lawsuit

Oct. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's House Speaker is urging the state's governor to settle a lawsuit involving four historically black colleges for $577 million. House Speaker Adrienne Jones sent a letter this week to Gov. Larry Hogan, urging him to end what she described as "a stain on the national...

Ex-University of Arizona student plans suit citing hazing

Oct. 23, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has placed a fraternity chapter under interim suspension for violating hazing policies after a former student claimed he suffered a chemical eye burn and blood infection. The student initially filed papers that he intended to sue the school in August before...