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Texas AG sues to block COVID-19 shutdown in El Paso County

Oct. 30, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday joined several El Paso County restaurant owners in suing to block a county order shutting down all non-essential activities for two weeks. The suit, filed in state court in El Paso, comes a day after County Judge Ricardo Samaniego ordered...

North Carolina county ordered to reopen voting site

Oct. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday which reopens a rural North Carolina voting site that was closed due to a coronavirus case reported at the location. North Carolina’s Democratic Party had sought the move after filing a lawsuit Thursday which said one of...

FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo Debra Milke speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. Milke spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out in 2013. A judge dismissed Milke's wrongful-conviction lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, after concluding Milke's destruction of records in the civil case prevents the true facts from emerging. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Ex-death-row inmate's suit tossed over document destruction

Oct. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by an Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son’s killing before her conviction was thrown out, concluding her repeated destruction of records in the civil case prevents the true facts from emerging. In a...

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

Oct. 30, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries. Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual...

Suburban NY county ordered to expand early voting hours

Oct. 30, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban county will offer more early voting hours this weekend to reduce wait times under a state court's Friday decision. Rockland County will keep polls open for an extra 2 1/2 hours Saturday and Sunday, so they close at 4:30 p.m. rather than 2 p.m. The NYCLU filed the lawsuit...

California county sues church holding indoor services

Oct. 30, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California county has filed a lawsuit against a San Jose church to stop it from holding weekly indoor services for hundreds of people, claiming $350,000 in fines have not stopped church officials from violating coronavirus shutdown orders. Santa Clara County said Friday it filed for...

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows a sign outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has asked a federal judge in Maryland to block his expulsion over messages he posted on social media, including one in which he said Breonna Taylor received “justice” when police killed the Black woman during a drug raid on her Kentucky home. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander didn't immediately rule Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 after presiding over a hearing on Chase Standage’s request for an order allowing him to graduate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets

Oct. 30, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Chase Standage, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion over social media posts, sees himself as a casualty of a campus “culture war." Academy leaders say the damage to his military career was self-inflicted. An academy official recommended disenrolling the white...

Civil rights groups settle lawsuit over utilities access

Oct. 30, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights groups have reached a settlement with a Georgia city to end policies that they said illegally restricted access to utility services and disproportionately affected Black and Latino residents. The lawsuit filed in May 2017 against LaGrange says the city, which is the only...

Judge cites Trump tweets in restricting feds at protests

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge found Friday that tweets by President Donald Trump helped incite improper conduct by federal officers responding to racial justice demonstrations in Portland, Oregon,...

In this crime scene evidence photo released by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Police marked shell casings are seen at the front door of Breonna Taylor's apartment after she was fatally shot by police in Louisville, Ky., on March 13, 2020. The Kentucky Attorney General said in October that two long rifle shell casings were also found at the scene after the police raid that killed Taylor. (Louisville Metro Police Department via AP)

Official: Rifle shell casings found at Breonna Taylor scene

Oct. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two long-rifle shell casings were found in and near Breonna Taylor's Louisville apartment after a botched police drug raid that ended in Taylor's death, Kentucky's attorney general said. It's the first time these specific shell casings have been mentioned by authorities...