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AP NewsBreak: Gwyneth Paltrow denies causing Utah ski crash

Feb. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says a skier who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah resort was actually the one who plowed into her from behind. Paltrow's attorney alleges in a counter claim filed in court Wednesday that the actress suffered a full "body blow" when...

Lawsuit over jail birth moves forward with fewer defendants

Feb. 20, 2019 9:53 AM EST

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit by a Michigan woman who says she was forced to give birth in a suburban Detroit jail in 2016 is moving forward with fewer defendants. The Macomb Daily reports three nurses and Macomb County remain as defendants after U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy on...

Court rejects far-right party's lawsuit against Berlin mayor

Feb. 20, 2019 9:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court has rejected a lawsuit against the mayor of Berlin by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, which accused him of unlawful, one-sided support of a protest against it. In May, 25,000 people protested in Berlin against a 5,000-person rally by the party, also known as AfD....

Lawsuit: City shares responsibility for crash that killed 3

Feb. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk. Authorities say Leonard Grosswiler was driving in August 2017 when his vehicle struck five pedestrians in Elkhart, killing 8-month-old Dolly...

Class-action status sought for Nebraska inmates' lawsuit

Feb. 20, 2019 7:55 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawyers representing 11 Nebraska inmates who sued the state over prison conditions are seeking class-action status for the lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska filed a motion Tuesday seeking the status in federal court. The lawsuit filed in August 2017 criticizes the...

Siblings sue after urn containing father's ashes disappears

Feb. 20, 2019 5:54 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The survivors of a man who last year died of pancreatic cancer have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago contending a shipping company lost some the man's cremated remains. The ashes of 71-year-old Joel D. Ford of Georgia was to be split into four urns and sent to his four children. Trayce...

APNewsBreak: Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

Feb. 20, 2019 5:30 AM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The federal government has acknowledged that it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities, prompting concerns from civil libertarians that those mistakenly placed on the list could face a wide variety of hassles in...

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Feb. 20, 2019 4:51 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars...

Comcast sues state of Tennessee, claims $17M tax overcharge

Feb. 20, 2019 4:40 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Comcast is suing the state of Tennessee to recoup $17.1 million paid in taxes, claiming the state miscalculated what the company owed for its video and internet services. Comcast and its affiliates sued state Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano last week in Davidson County Chancery...

Judge to consider Weinstein appeal of sex trafficking ruling

Feb. 20, 2019 1:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who ruled that an aspiring actress can use sex trafficking laws to sue Harvey Weinstein will hear lawyers argue whether his decision can be appealed before trial. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday. He'll rule at a later date whether his August...