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FILE - In this May 8, 2014, file photo, then Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions. in Washington. President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Who's who on Trump's legal team for impeachment trial

Jan. 18, 2020 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal advocates for his Senate impeachment trial will include a pair of well-known attorneys who have vigorously defended Trump on television and played roles in some of the most consequential legal dramas in recent history. Among those assisting White...

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, center, confers with a media adviser at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Lebanon issues travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Ghosn

Jan. 9, 2020 9:01 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese prosecutors issued a travel ban for fugitive ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn and asked him to hand in his French passport on Thursday, following an Interpol-issued notice against him, a judicial official said. The travel ban comes after Ghosn was interrogated by prosecutors for nearly...

Linda Evarts, an attorney for the International Refugee Assistant Project, speaks to the media outside the federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A federal judge pressed a government lawyer to explain why President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing state and local governments to reject refugees, questioning whether the change was politically motivated. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Maryland didn't immediately rule on a request by three national refugee resettlement agencies for a preliminary injunction stopping the Trump administration from enforcing the order. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)

Judge weighs bid to stop Trump's refugee resettlement limit

Jan. 8, 2020 4:41 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday pressed a government lawyer to explain why President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing state and local governments to reject refugees, questioning whether the change was politically motivated. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Maryland...

This handout photo provided by the Madison County, Ill., Sheriff's Office shows Timothy Banowetz. The St. Louis College of Pharmacy confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that Banowetz, who is charged with first-degree murder and nine other counts, was enrolled as a student in the fall. (Madison County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Cash-strapped student charged in Illinois lawyer's death

Jan. 8, 2020 3:01 PM EST

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A cash-strapped pharmacy student was charged in the stabbing death of a prominent Illinois attorney whose firm touts more than $3 billion in compensation for clients. Timothy Michael Banowetz, 28, is accused of fatally stabbing Randy Gori and holding two children captive Saturday...

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Buttigieg leads 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions

Dec. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has collected more campaign cash from donors and political action committees tied to the financial,...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses settlements reached with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Bacerra's office urged a state appeals court Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of records documenting investigations into police shootings, use-of-force incidents and officer misconduct. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Battle over police records reaches California appeals court

Dec. 19, 2019 8:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California attorney general's office urged a state appeals court Thursday to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of records documenting investigations into police shootings, use-of-force incidents and officer misconduct. Lawyers for Attorney...

FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst speaks to the media with members of Senate Republican leadership after their weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. An outside group founded by top political aides to Ernst has worked closely with the Iowa Republican to raise money and boost her reelection prospects, a degree of overlap that potentially violates the law, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Group backing Iowa's Ernst hit with complaint after AP story

Dec. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An election watchdog filed a complaint Thursday alleging than an outside group founded by top political aides to Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst violated campaign finance law in its effort improve the Republican's chance of reelection next year. The complaint, filed with the Federal Election...

A federal appeals court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 heard arguments on whether to overturn Mississippi laws that permanently strip people who have committed certain felonies of the right to vote and govern how those rights can be restored. Advocates pushing for the change held a news conference outside of the New Orleans-based court after the hearing. Pictured from left to right are Norris Henderson, who advocates for former prisoners in Louisiana; Jonathan K. Youngwood, center, a lawyer representing the felons; and Dennis Hopkins, right, in baseball cap, a Mississippi man who is trying to get his voting rights restored.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)

Mississippi felons push court to restore voting rights

Dec. 3, 2019 5:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case aimed at restoring the voting rights of felons said Tuesday that he is fighting on behalf of everyone like him who "made a mistake in life." Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments in...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro flashes a thumbs up as he greets supporters after attending a Changing of the Guard at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Correction: Brazil-International Court story

Nov. 29, 2019 7:24 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about a group asking the International Criminal Court to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, The Associated Press erroneously cited a University of Amsterdam associate professor of international law as saying that a strategy had been adopted by some...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention in Washington. A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn and Facebook, target major law firms that were sponsored the Federalist Society’s annual dinner.  (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

Ads assail conservative legal group over Trump’s court picks

Nov. 28, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn...