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Challenge to NJ's donor disclosure law to be heard in court

Sep. 17, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a case brought by a right-leaning think tank against a recent New Jersey law requiring certain advocacy groups disclose their donors. Americans for Prosperity, the political network backed by conservative industrialist Charles Koch, sued...

Is Parliament's suspension illegal? UK's top court to decide

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit battle is heading to the country's top court. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament on Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the...

AP source: New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns

Sep. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Manhattan District Attorney's Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the last eight years of...

Oklahoma judge refuses to halt ban on abortion procedure

Sep. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is refusing to halt a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure following a ruling that abortion rights proponents have decried as a "rogue" decision that could threaten women's reproductive rights. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Cindy Truong on Monday...

New state law brings hope to Colorado mobile home residents

Sep. 16, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

On a late-August Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Meg Froelich readied the meeting room at the Sheridan Library for a town hall with constituents. There was one item on the agenda: a recently enacted law designed to give mobile-home owners more protections and a way to handle disputes with the managers and park...

Mobile home parks move from mom-and-pop to corporate

Sep. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett's door — for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to make the single mother leave. And eventually, she did. In Federal Heights, Karla Lyons'...

Dairy industry pushes back against new manure storage rules

Sep. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin dairy industry raised a stink Monday over potential new restrictions on manure storage, insisting the regulations would make life harder on struggling farmers and force them to relocate. State agriculture officials have been working for nearly three years on new farm...

Iowa chief justice recuses from judge selection law appeal

Sep. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady has removed himself from considering a lawsuit challenging a new law that shortens his term as chief justice and gives the governor more power over the commission that selects supreme court and appeals court judges. In an order signed...

With over half Tunisian votes counted, law professor leads

Sep. 16, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — With more than half the votes in Tunisia's presidential race counted, a former conservative constitutional law professor was in the lead. The body in charge of elections said Monday that Kais Saied, 61 was top with 18.7%. It said 52% of the ballots cast in Sunday's vote have been...

Poll: Outsider, jailed tycoon top Tunisian presidential vote

Sep. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A jailed media magnate and an independent outsider appeared likely to face off in Tunisia's presidential runoff, after a roller coaster first-round race in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Official preliminary results are expected in the next couple...