Legal proceedings

February 23, 2018 - 9:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The president of a private Baptist college in Louisiana on Friday disputed a lawsuit's claims that he refused to sign off on hiring a football coach because of the man's Jewish heritage. Louisiana College president Rick Brewer said in a statement released by the school that...
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In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 23, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Martha Karolyi, national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics, watches over gymnasts during a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. Much of the widespread culture of abuse in USA Gymnastics, AP found, can be traced to the training methods of the Karolyis. The Romanian-born couple gradually assumed leadership of the U.S. women's gymnastics program after defecting to the United States in 1981. They trained hundreds of gymnasts at their complex in rural Huntsville, Texas, selected gymnasts for the national team, and earned millions from USA Gymnastics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:07 pm
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders. They are the other victims of USA Gymnastics. Thirteen former U.S. gymnasts and three coaches interviewed by The...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Friday to suspend construction of a crude oil pipeline through a swamp in Louisiana's Cajun country, a victory for environmental groups opposed to the project. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick granted the groups' request for a preliminary injunction...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:54 pm
LAKEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota school district is being sued by the parents of two high school students killed in a 2015 car crash who allege school officials failed to protect the teens from an off-campus game called "Nerf wars." Lakeville South High School students Jacob Flynn, 17, and John...
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David and Louise Turpin look art each other as they appear in court for a conference about their case in Riverside, Calif., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. They have pleaded not guilty to torture and other charges and each is held on $12 million bail. The couple was arrested last month after their 17-year-old daughter escaped from the family's home in Perris, Calif., and called 911. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, Pool)
February 23, 2018 - 6:50 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse. David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft of other charges and are being held on $12...
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This undated photo provided by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office in Newark, N.J., shows Marckles Alcius, a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say deliberately crashed a stolen bakery delivery truck into a Planned Parenthood clinic on Feb. 14, 2018, in East Orange, N.J., injuring three people including a pregnant woman. Alcius began researching locations of Planned Parenthood clinics more than a year earlier, prosecutors said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Alcius, a Haitian national who is not a U.S. citizen but is believed to be in the country legally, faces charges including aggravated assault and attempting to cause widespread injury or damage. The New Jersey state attorney general's office will review the case to see if terrorism charges should be filed. (Essex County Prosecutor's Office via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 5:20 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man began researching the locations of Planned Parenthood clinics more than a year before he deliberately crashed a stolen truck into one last week, injuring three people, including a pregnant woman, prosecutors said Friday. The state attorney general's office...
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Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard leaves Brooklyn Federal court, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in New York. Bouchard testified during her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association that a wet floor caused her to slip and fall inside a locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States Tennis Association and popular Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard reached a settlement in her liability lawsuit on Friday, ending a trial at which she testified about slipping and falling on a wet locker room floor at the 2015 U.S. Open and suffering a head injury...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for killing three of his neighbors in a Milwaukee apartment building. Dan Popp was sentenced Friday, about three months after he was convicted of first-degree intentional...
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February 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and choking to death three elderly women four decades ago in Georgia is set for execution next month. Carlton Gary was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1977 slayings of 89-year-old Florence Scheible, 69-year...
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