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Newark fights push for more bottled water amid lead troubles

Aug. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city faced off in court Thursday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents facing potentially high lead levels. The arguments in federal court came days after the U.S. Environmental...

Ferguson: 5 years later, racial tension lingers nationally

Aug. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court...

Judge allows Cuba Gooding Jr. groping case to go forward

Aug. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge rejected actor Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to have his groping case thrown out. Judge Phyllis Chu said in a written ruling this week that conflicting accounts of the accusations against the Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" star should be resolved at a trial starting Sept....

Timeline of events in shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson

Aug. 8, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown and a friend were walking in the middle of Canfield Drive, a two-lane street in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, when a police officer drove by and told them to use the sidewalk. After words were exchanged, the white officer confronted the...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually abusing women, girls

Aug. 2, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls who attended his concerts as his lawyers continued to label the alleged victims disgruntled "groupies." A sullen-looking Kelly appeared in a Brooklyn courtroom where a...

Delay in grand jury action in death of twins left in car

Aug. 1, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors need more time to investigate the heatstroke deaths of twin 1-year-olds left in a parked car before deciding whether to proceed with charges against the children's father, a New York City judge was told on Thursday. An assistant Bronx district attorney said at a court hearing...

Streets reopen in Bend as package deemed not a threat

Jul. 29, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Central Oregon says some streets have been reopened around the courthouse in Bend after a state police explosives unit determined that a suspicious package had no explosive materials inside. KTVZ-TV reports District Attorney John Hummel said around 1 p.m. Monday that...

Oregon judge rules city councilor's notes are not public

Jul. 26, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has ruled that some records created by local government officials are not public and do not have to be disclosed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that the ruling was made in a lawsuit brought by 19-year-old Rory Bialostosky, who wants a city councilor's...

Trial of Cambodian reporters who used to work for US begins

Jul. 26, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The espionage trial of two Cambodian journalists who formerly worked for a U.S. government-funded radio station began Friday, almost two years after their arrests. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin testified at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to defend themselves against the charge...

Trial of Cambodian reporters who used to work for US begins

Jul. 25, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The espionage trial of two Cambodian journalists who formerly worked for a U.S. government-funded radio station began Friday, almost two years after their arrests. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin appeared at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to defend themselves against the charge...