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Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Appointment of acting attorney general challenged in court

Nov. 13, 2018 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department's own succession plan by elevating Whitaker to the top job. The Tuesday filing sets up a court...

Former NY attorney general won't face abuse charges

Nov. 8, 2018 1:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn't explicitly outlaw such behavior. In closing the...

The Latest: Schneiderman accuser wants donation, apology

Nov. 8, 2018 11:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a prosecutor's decision not to charge former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with abusing women (all times local): 11:30 a.m. One of the women who accused former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's of physical abuse is demanding that he donate millions of...

Wyoming laws aimed at trespassing activists struck down

Oct. 30, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming laws that prohibit trespassing to collect environmental data violate the U.S. Constitution's free-speech protections, a judge ruled in siding with two environmental groups and a news photographer association. Wyoming officials moreover failed to demonstrate the laws are...

Latest: Wyo. laws aimed at trespassing activists struck down

Oct. 30, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a judge ruling (all times local): 6 p.m.: A spokesman for Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says state officials will evaluate what if anything they will do next after a judge ruled that two Wyoming laws barring people from trespassing to collect environmental data run afoul of the...

Hungary: High court acquits camerawoman who kicked migrants

Oct. 30, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's highest court has acquitted a camerawoman who was filmed kicking and trying to trip migrants on the border with Serbia in 2015. The decision announced Tuesday revised the rulings of two lower courts that had sentenced Petra Laszlo to three years' probation for disorderly...

Attacks renew debate: Should US have domestic terrorism law?

Oct. 30, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The package bombs sent to Democrats across the country and the killings of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue may seem like clear-cut cases of terrorism. But the suspects will almost certainly never face terrorism charges. The reason: There's no domestic terrorism law. Whether there should be...

Judge: St. Louis treasurer can't control parking operations

Oct. 26, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge has ruled that two state statutes giving control of parking operations to the St. Louis treasurer's office are unconstitutional. The ruling by Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer orders Treasurer Tishaura Jones to stop operating under the statutes. A spokesman for Jones told...

Indiana Supreme Court rules in favor of FanDuel, DraftKings

Oct. 24, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Online fantasy sports providers FanDuel and DraftKings can use the names and statistics of college football players without consent and compensation because the material has news value, the Indiana Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court in a unanimous ruling rejected the claims of...