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Survivors of doctor's sex abuse object to dismissal filing

Aug. 5, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismissed based on the statute of limitations. The attorneys said in a Wednesday court filing that...

Lawyers for political rivals argue Cooper's COVID-19 powers

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest argued before a judge on Tuesday over whether Cooper’s COVID-19 orders shuttering businesses and demanding face coverings were lawfully imposed. The hearing involving two rivals in the...

NY gives child abuse survivors more time to file suits

Aug. 3, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — People who were sexually abused as children will have more time to file legal claims under a new state law against individuals and public and private institutions after concerns that the pandemic was keeping survivors from coming forward. Advocates and survivors had been pressing for an...

Appeals Court: Drug conviction cannot be used to deport man

Aug. 1, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that a Colorado man cannot be deported from the United States based on his drug conviction. Everett Johnson, a citizen of the Bahamas who became a “permanent resident” of the U.S. in 1977, pleaded guilty in 2016 to possessing a...

Manchester City's David Silva is applauded by team mates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, Pool)

Bayern chair says UEFA 'didn't do a great job' on City case

Jul. 27, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

UEFA “didn’t do a great job” investigating Manchester City after the English club’s two-year ban from European competitions was overturned, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled two weeks ago that some of UEFA's accusations...

Maricopa County reverses policy on anti-gay adoptions

Jul. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County is reversing a five-year policy rooted in opposition to adoptions by same-sex couples. Parents in so-called uncontested adoptions are entitled to free legal representation, but Maricopa County has for years used an outside legal firm to handle those services. The Arizona...

Virginia panel recommends Lee statue removal at U.S. Capitol

Jul. 25, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia panel has recommended that Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue in the U.S. Capitol be replaced with another yet-to-be named Virginian amid national discussions about removing controversial symbols. The eight-member Commission for Historical Statues in the United...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

House Democrats move to check Trump's pardon power

Jul. 23, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Thursday to try and rein in President Donald Trump’s clemency powers, approving legislation to discourage pardons for friends and family and prevent presidents from pardoning themselves. While the bills are unlikely to pass the GOP-led Senate, Democrats say...

Gov. Tim Walz signed into law a sweeping package of police accountability measures Thursday, July 23, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn., making Minnesota the latest state to adopt changes to law enforcement, including a ban on neck restraints, in the wake of George Floyd's death. The bill, passed by the Legislature earlier this week, also bans chokeholds and fear-based or “warrior-style” training, which critics say promotes excessive force. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota governor signs police accountability bill into law

Jul. 23, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed a police accountability bill into law Thursday that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis, though some activist groups say the legislation falls short. The bill, passed by the Legislature...

Nurse Manager Betsy Ross inspects a patient room Monday, July 20, 2020, inside the mobile COVID-19 unit at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. The unit, constructed from modular buildings by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency went into operation Tuesday, July 21, 2020, amid high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state. (Scott Rogers/The Gainesville Times via AP)

COVID-19 deaths surge anew in Georgia as hospitals stay full

Jul. 22, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Surging numbers of COVID-19 deaths continued in Georgia Wednesday as the number of confirmed cases in the state surpassed 150,000. Health officials say the jump in deaths follow the increasing number of cases in Georgia. The state Department of Public Health reported 81 deaths Wednesday, the...