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Lawsuits: Dallas man charged in killings had more victims

Jun. 26, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six additional elderly people, which would bring the number of his victims to 18. The six lawsuits filed Tuesday in Dallas County against The Tradition-Prestonwood independent living facility accuse it...

Family of black Indiana man killed by officer files lawsuit

Jun. 26, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is mayor. Eric Logan's relatives filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court. It accuses...

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Jun. 26, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday in the sexual assaults of 16 patients at the campus student health center, authorities said. Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more than a year...

Lawsuit: Idaho Fish and Game check stations unconstitutional

Jun. 26, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Check stations set up by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game with officers requiring all motorists to stop are violations of the Idaho and U.S. constitutions, a northern Idaho man said in a lawsuit. Boundary County resident Steve Tanner in documents filed last week in U.S. District...

General Assembly passes compromise childhood sex abuse bill

Jun. 26, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's General Assembly has passed a compromise version of legislation to give victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue. The Senate's leadership agreed to a provision for lawsuits based on recovered memories. That provision previously passed in the House version....

Britney Spears' conservatorship sues blogger for defamation

Jun. 26, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears' personal life and career has sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles alleges that Anthony Elia, who runs the website Absolute Britney, has falsely claimed the court-ordered...

Top restaurateur cleared in pregnancy discrimination trial

Jun. 26, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has found the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group not guilty of pregnancy discrimination. Wednesday's verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of wrongdoing alleged by former employee...

The Latest: Lawyers hear from more patients in UCLA case

Jun. 26, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the former University of Southern California gynecologist's arrest in a sexual assault case (all times local): 1 p.m. Lawyers for plaintiffs in sexual abuse lawsuits against a now-retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist say they're hearing from other...

Court: IBM owes Indiana more than $70M in automation dispute

Jun. 26, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Supreme Court has decided IBM Corp. must pay the state more than $70 million over the company's failed effort to automate much of the state's welfare services. The court ruling released Wednesday upholds lower court rulings in the case that began in 2010 when Indiana and...

Court's Question: Who has right to defend 'Obamacare'?

Jun. 26, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has requested written arguments on whether the House of Representatives and various Democratic-leaning states can step in to appeal a ruling striking down President Barack Obama's health care law. The question is significant because President Donald Trump's...