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Donald Trump's lawyers urge New York appeals court to overturn 'egregious' civil fraud verdict

Jul. 22, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off victories in other legal cases, Donald Trump on Monday pressed a New York appeals court to overturn the nearly $500 million New York civil fraud judgment that threatens to drain his personal cash reserves as he campaigns to retake the White House. In...

Defamation suit against Fox News by head of dismantled disinformation board tossed by federal judge

Jul. 22, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

A defamation suit against Fox News by a government official who served on a short-lived U.S. government media disinformation board was dismissed Monday by a federal judge. The lawsuit from Nina Jankowicz alleged that Fox News had defamed her on numerous occasions, leading to waves...

Hunter Biden drops lawsuit against Fox News over explicit images featured in streaming series

Jul. 22, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hunter Biden has dropped a lawsuit accusing Fox News of illegally publishing explicit images of him as part of a streaming series. An attorney for the president's son filed a voluntary dismissal notice on Sunday in federal court in New York City, three weeks after...

Utah scraps untested lethal drug combination for man's August execution

Jul. 20, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

Utah officials said Saturday that they are scrapping plans to use an untested lethal drug combination in next month's planned execution of a man in a 1998 murder case. They will instead seek out a drug that's been used previously in executions in numerous states. Defense attorneys...

UNC settles open-meetings complaint tied to trustee discussions of athletics finances

Jul. 20, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill must pay $25,000 and its trustees must affirm a commitment to follow the state’s open-meeting laws as part of a settlement that dismissed a lawsuit over the board’s handling of athletics discussions. David...

Alaska election officials to recalculate signatures for ranked vote repeal measure after court order

Jul. 20, 2024 01:57 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday disqualified numerous booklets used to gather signatures for an initiative that aims to repeal Alaska's ranked choice voting system and gave elections officials a deadline to determine if the measure still had sufficient signatures to qualify...

Migrant children were put in abusive shelters for years, suit says. Critics blame lack of oversight

Jul. 20, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — As allegations of sexual abuse built up at the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S., officials continued placing children in their care in a system that lacks adequate oversight, advocates say. A lawsuit filed Wednesday by...

Alaska election officials to recalculate signatures for ranked vote repeal measure after court order

Jul. 19, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday disqualified numerous booklets used to gather signatures for an initiative that aims to repeal Alaska's ranked choice voting system and gave elections officials a deadline to determine if the measure still had sufficient signatures to qualify...

Appeals court hears Christian homeless shelter's challenge to Washington anti-discrimination law

Jul. 19, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian homeless shelter were in a federal appeals court Friday to challenge a Washington state anti-discrimination law that would require the charity to hire LGBTQ+ people and others who do not share its religious beliefs, including those on sexuality and...

Largest housing provider for migrant children engaged in pervasive sexual abuse, US says

Jul. 19, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Employees of the largest housing provider for unaccompanied migrant children in the U.S. repeatedly sexually abused and harassed children in their care for at least eight years, the Justice Department said Thursday, alleging a shocking litany of offenses that took place as...