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LSU reeling from ongoing reviews of sexual misconduct cases

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

When LSU's football team emerges from the north end zone tunnel in 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium for its traditional spring scrimmage on Saturday, players will take a field emblazoned with a logo recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The logo symbolizes an effort to...

Eyman ordered to pay $2.9M for Washington AG's legal costs

Apr. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman must pay almost $2.9 million to cover the legal fees and costs of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s long-running lawsuit against Eyman for campaign finance violations, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday. ...

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

Apr. 16, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It alleges...

Lawyers say Arizona’s fine over prison care could reach $23M

Apr. 16, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers representing Arizona prisoners say a third round of contempt of court fines against the state for failing to improve health care for incarcerated people could reach as high as $23 million. The estimate on the maximum possible fine is $7 million...

Daily Camera seeks review of Open Records Act ruling

Apr. 16, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder's Daily Camera newspaper is seeking a review of a district court ruling that found that University of Colorado regents could refuse to disclose the names and applications of finalists for the university president's job in 2019. Thursday's...

Lawsuit: Police drew gun on driver whose headlights were off

Apr. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An officer drew a gun on a young Black driver whose only infraction was driving with his headlights off, according to a lawsuit filed against a South Carolina town and its police department. Noah West was headed to a fast-food restaurant where...

Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

Apr. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages after the two parted ways acrimoniously last year. The complaint, filed Thursday in Lynchburg Circuit Court, alleges...

North Dakota Gov. Burgum signs Ten Commandments school bill

Apr. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a measure Friday aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms. The Republican's endorsement of the bill comes after attorneys and school officials...

2 passengers sue United Airlines over engine explosion

Apr. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two passengers who were aboard a United Airlines flight that had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines blew apart and sent debris raining down on Colorado neighborhoods sued the company Friday. In separate lawsuits filed in Chicago, where...

Massachusetts looks to bar Robinhood in state; company sues

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stakes are rising in Massachusetts’ legal battle against Robinhood Financial, and regulators are asking for the popular trading app's brokerage registration to be revoked, which would effectively bar it from the state. Robinhood, meanwhile, calls the...