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Ex-Trump adviser Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles suit

Dec. 18, 2018 2:03 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a...

Board OKs $2.1M loan for medical marijuana legal costs

Dec. 18, 2018 12:05 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Controlling Board has authorized a $2.1 million loan to help state agencies running the medical marijuana program cover legal costs. Cleveland.com reports the Ohio Controlling Board approved the loan from the state emergency fund on Monday. An Ohio Department of Commerce...

Congressman to appeal ruling on Maine's new voting system

Dec. 17, 2018 10:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Monday announced he's continuing his effort to have Maine's new election system used for the first time in a congressional race declared unconstitutional. A federal judge last week rejected Poliquin's request to nullify the outcome of the...

Nevada family sues Scouts after boy shot in eye with arrow

Dec. 17, 2018 9:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas family is suing the Boy Scouts of America after their son was hit in the eye by an arrow while attending a Scouting event. The lawsuit filed last week in Nevada court alleges that the boy was at a multi-day camping event in February 2016 that features outdoor and "dangerous...

Lawsuit accuses state police troopers of excessive force

Dec. 17, 2018 7:53 PM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A family is accusing West Virginia State Police troopers and a Division of Natural Resources officer of excessive force and violating their civil rights after police were called on a neighbor in 2016. A lawsuit filed last month in the Southern District of West Virginia says Trooper...

Groups sue to block oil production in Alaska's Beaufort Sea

Dec. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block oil production from a proposed artificial gravel island in federal Arctic waters. The groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review an offshore production plan approved for the Liberty project in the...

'Fresh Prince' star sues maker of video games over his dance

Dec. 17, 2018 6:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two...

DOJ files to halt Trump suit demanding financial documents

Dec. 17, 2018 6:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday challenged a federal judge's decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to go forward. Justice lawyers want an appeals court to take the case instead. They filed papers Monday asking the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Detective sues Netflix over 'Making a Murderer' series

Dec. 17, 2018 5:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former detective is suing the filmmakers who produced the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" alleging the documentary defamed him. WBAY-TV reports that former Manitowoc County Sheriff's Detective Andrew Colborn filed the lawsuit Monday against filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira...

Louisiana leaders exchange barbs over health care ruling

Dec. 17, 2018 5:56 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor and attorney general are trading criticism and suggesting state legislation in the wake of a Texas federal judge's ruling that, if upheld, will jettison the entire federal health care overhaul. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said the decision could eliminate...