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White officers who fatally shot Black man dropped from suit

Sep. 29, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two white Topeka police officers who fatally shot a Black man as he fled from them after a struggle that revealed he was armed have been removed from a federal lawsuit accusing them of using excessive force. A second count in the lawsuit brought by the family of Dominique White, which...

Judge reduces legal fees after alleged false arrests in Utah

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A northwestern Utah county must pay $135,200 in attorney fees for the alleged false arrests of two Black men after a federal judge reduced the original amount owed by Box Elder County by about $90,000. Judge Dale Kimball's Sept. 10 ruling stems from the December 2016 arrests of...

FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. A British judge says the publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its defense against a privacy-invasion lawsuit brought by the duchess. Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated Newspapers Ltd. permission on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 2020 to amend its defense to add “further particulars” relating to “Finding Freedom,” which was published last month. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Judge says new royal book can be used in Meghan privacy case

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The publisher of Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper can use the contents of a recent behind-the scenes book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in its legal defense for an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought by the duchess, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Francesca Kaye gave Associated...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, the logo of Tiffany & Co. is pictured on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has filed a countersuit Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, against Tiffany over their ruined merger deal, noting conditions necessary to close the $14.5 billion acquisition of the jewelry chain have not been met. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

LVMH files countersuit against Tiffany over $16.2 B deal

Sep. 29, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has filed a countersuit against Tiffany over their ruined merger deal, noting conditions necessary to close the $16.2 billion acquisition of the jewelry chain have not been met. It also noted in a statement that the...

Lawsuit: Georgia Diocese covered up sex abuse allegations

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a diocese in Georgia alleges officials knew about and covered up allegations that a Catholic priest sexually abused young students and failed to prevent the crimes more than 30 years ago. The lawsuit was filed last week in Chatham County against the Diocese of...

Man shot by deputy during raid settles suit for $6 million

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy during a raid last year has settled a federal lawsuit for about $6 million. Shawn Olthoff, 35, was left paralyzed and uses a wheelchair after a Carlton County deputy shot him during the raid at a Moose Lake home he shared with his...

Blue water lines the coast of Koh Chang island in March 2018, Trat Province, southern Thailand. American expat Wesley Barnes, an English-language teacher in Thailand, was sued for criminal defamation by a hotel at which he stayed on the island because of derogatory reviews he posted online. He could face up to five years in prison on two charges if tried and found guilty. (AP Photo/Phusit wirutthanatporn)

US man could get prison for review of Thailand hotel

Sep. 29, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Labor activists, journalists and whistleblowers in Thailand have been targets in recent years of criminal defamation lawsuits for exposing alleged corporate wrongdoing, but now a disgruntled hotel guest has joined their ranks and could face prison time for his online comments disparaging a...

‘Tiger King’ star Jeff Lowe agrees to pay tax debt in suit

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Netflix's “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has agreed to pay up to over $100,000 in delinquent state sales taxes, penalties and interest. In June, the Oklahoma Tax Commission accused Lowe in a lawsuit of failing to turn over taxes collected on sales when he took over the...

Sixth Judicial District Judge Lars Anderson speaks during a hearing at the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018. In an opinion released Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, Anderson is refusing to block a Republican-backed Iowa law that makes it harder for county officials to process absentee ballot applications and more likely that incomplete requests won't be fulfilled. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette via AP)

Judge upholds GOP law making absentee voting harder in Iowa

Sep. 29, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge is refusing to block a new Republican-backed Iowa law that makes it harder for county officials to process absentee ballot applications and more likely that incomplete requests won't be fulfilled. In an opinion dated Friday and released Monday, Judge Lars Anderson rejected...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for the state's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state. The arguments Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, come just five weeks before the election in one of several closely watched lawsuits in Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended not purging them. The Wisconsin case...