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Heard's lawyers try to poke holes in Depp's libel lawsuit

May. 22, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

Attorneys for actor Amber Heard spent much of last week trying to portray her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, as a jealous and drunken abuser who can only blame himself for his nose-diving Hollywood career. Since Heard concluded her testimony in a Virginia courtroom Tuesday, her lawyers...

New Mexico advocates review plan aimed at education deficits

May. 22, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor has presented a long-awaited plan that would set goals for academic proficiency as the state struggles to resolve a lawsuit by frustrated parents who won a court ruling saying the state is failing to provide an adequate education for the vast majority...

US women's soccer equal pay victory decades in the making

May. 21, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

The U.S. women's national team has not only been wildly successful on the field, the players have also been unabashedly outspoken, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. The team's efforts to secure equitable pay finally came to fruition this...

Days before Oklahoma bans abortion, details still uncertain

May. 20, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Oklahoma only days away from enacting the toughest state ban on abortion in the U.S., providers were preparing to stop terminating pregnancies as questions remained Friday about enforcing the law's limited exceptions. The law allows abortions to save a...

Gov: No timeline yet on school vouchers after court ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday that he doesn't have a timeline yet on when his administration might roll out a long-blocked school voucher program that saw its biggest legal roadblock removed by the state's high court this week. The Republican told...

Montana not following transgender birth certificate ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law that required transgender people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate, and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order, the ACLU...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor,...

Kansas City OKs settlement in arrests during 2020 protests

May. 20, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City officials have approved a new ordinance that clarifies when people may witness or record police officers' actions without being arrested. The Kansas City Council on Thursday approved the ordinance to settle a federal lawsuit filed by three women...

Alabama school workers sue over county's demand for $55,000

May. 20, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Two school workers filed suit Friday claiming a central Alabama school system is wrongly trying to make them repay more than $55,000 total in salary that administrators claim they weren't due. Christie Payne, a cafeteria manager at Verbena High School, and...

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, seize beagles

May. 20, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The Envigo RMS...