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Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

Aug. 18, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — She's been called Jeffrey Epstein's madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites, and at times his social planner and household organizer in places ranging from New York to Palm Beach, Florida. Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a British publishing magnate who died under...

Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

Aug. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company...

Kansas couple sue to keep son from being vaccinated

Aug. 17, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City, Kansas, lawyer and his wife are suing to try to keep from having to vaccinate their 4-year-old son. The Kansas City Star reports it's the second time Linus and Terri Baker, of Stilwell, have sued over the issue. They sued the Kansas Department of Children and...

Lawsuit: Mississippi puts burdens on eyebrow threading

Aug. 17, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group that advocates limited government is suing Mississippi over the state's licensing requirement for people who earn money by plucking eyebrows with thread. Mississippi Justice Institute filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of Dipa Bhattarai, a University of Mississippi graduate...

Soldier from India awarded citizenship after long delay

Aug. 17, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says a member of the U.S. Army from India has been granted citizenship after a lengthy delay. Army Specialist Hiren Korat had enlisted in the Army three years ago as part of a program that was supposed to lead to expedited citizenship. But after two...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

Aug. 16, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell. Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug....

Nevada judge asked to let new wave of retail pot shops open

Aug. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for Nevada and some companies that won retail marijuana dispensary licenses last year told a judge Friday that mistakes might have been made, but tax officials are fairly enforcing a voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational cannabis. There would be no reason to stop...

Roy Moore defamation lawsuit against accusers is paused

Aug. 16, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has paused a defamation suit filed by Roy Moore against women who accused him during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid of past misconduct. Circuit Judge Albert Johnson ruled last month case will be held on the administrative docket until a related defamation case against...

Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...

Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

Aug. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage. Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws. Magistrate Judge Joseph C....