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Turkish lawyers protest draft bill on bar associations

Jun. 30, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Thousands of lawyers gathered outside Istanbul’s main courthouse Tuesday to protest a ruling party-proposed bill that would amend Turkish laws on attorneys and bar associations, changes the protesters allege is intended to silence lawyers with views that run counter to the...

Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Jun. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson,...

Lawyers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, as one holds a placard that reads

Turkey allows top lawyers to march, ending standoff

Jun. 23, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday allowed a group of top lawyers to continue a symbolic march into the capital of Ankara, ending a more than 24-hour standoff between the lawyers and police. The heads of some 60 regional bar associations in Turkey embarked on a march to Ankara wearing...

The heads of several Turkish lawyers' associations stage a sit-in demonstration after police blocked the group from marching to the capital, Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 22, 2020. The heads of Bar Associations from various cities embarked on a march to Ankara last week in their robes to protest government plans to amend laws regulating lawyers and their associations. (AP Photo)

Turkish lawyers stage sit-in protest near capital

Jun. 22, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The heads of several Turkish lawyers’ associations on Monday began a sit-in demonstration after police blocked the group from marching to the capital, Ankara. The heads of Bar Associations from various cities embarked on a march to Ankara last week in their robes to protest...

Retired U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor June Rogers is shown, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Wyandotte, Mich. Dozens of retired black narcotics agents say their former agency has discriminated against its African American employees for decades.

Retired DEA agents say agency has legacy of discrimination

Jun. 18, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of retired black narcotics agents say their former agency, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has discriminated against its African-American employees for decades. The group of retired agents said in a statement sent to news organizations this week that Attorney General...

Don't fall for COVID-19 student loan relief scams

Jun. 17, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Student loan borrowers were targets for scams before the coronavirus pandemic hit. The longer people struggle, the more desperate they become, and that’s when scammers and fraudsters thrive. “They’re using the same playbook, but more aggressively,” says Seth Frotman, executive...

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Tenants behind on rent in pandemic face harassment, eviction

Jun. 14, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jeremy Rooks works the evening shift at a Georgia fast-food restaurant these days to avoid being on the street past dusk. He needs somewhere to go at night: He and his wife are homeless after the extended-stay motel where they had lived since Thanksgiving evicted them in April when they...

Police hold off protesters during a solidarity rally for George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Protests were held throughout the city over the death of Floyd, a black man in police custody in Minneapolis who died after being restrained by police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

2 Brooklyn attorneys granted bail in NYPD firebombing case

Jun. 1, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two attorneys charged with firebombing a police vehicle amid the unrest convulsing New York City were granted bail Monday over the objections of federal prosecutors who warned the pair might “return to rioting." “One night of behavior is not a basis on which to reject...

Riot police stand guard at Central during the second day of debate on a contentious bill that would criminalize insulting or abusing the Chinese national anthem, in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong's business hub status imperiled by security law

May. 28, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A national security law proposed by China could imperil Hong Kong’s status as one of the world’s best places to do business. The law, approved Thursday in Beijing, led Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to say Washington will no longer treat Hong Kong, already reeling from...

US Soccer Federation chief legal officer Lydia Wahlke quits

May. 21, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lydia Wahlke has resigned as chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation, two months after she was placed on administrative leave. The federation announced her departure in a note to staff Thursday and said she will be a consultant through Sept. 15. Wahlke was put on leave after USSF...