FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. New York's governor on Monday, March 19, 2018, directed the state's attorney general to review the 2015 decision by the Manhattan district attorney's office to not prosecute a sex abuse case against Weinstein. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2018 - 1:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that...
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Terri Herring, left, a long time Mississippi abortion foe, speaks with House Judiciary B Committee chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, center, and Rep. Chris Brown, R-Nettleton, outside chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the passage of House Bill 1510, which makes the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday, March 19, 2018, and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 19, 2018 - 9:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law on Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately...
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March 19, 2018 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who was formerly employed as a manager by celebrity chef Mike Isabella sued him and his business partners Monday alleging sexual harassment. Isabella denied the allegations. Chloe Caras is seeking an unspecified amount for pain and suffering, back pay and punitive damages...
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March 18, 2018 - 11:51 am
BONNEAU, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina town known for its traffic arrests faces a federal lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was arrested and imprisoned even though a test showed she had no alcohol in her system. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Wendy Iacobucci of Aiken filed a lawsuit...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2015 file photo, Denise Huskins, left, and her boyfriend Aaron Quinn listen as their attorneys speak at a news conference in Vallejo, Calif. The couple that police detectives wrongly accused of fabricating the woman's kidnapping from their home has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the city of Vallejo and its police department. (Mike Jory/The Times-Herald via AP, File)
March 16, 2018 - 2:57 pm
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A couple reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman's elaborate and bizarre kidnapping as a hoax. Police in the city of Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco fertility clinic was sued again Thursday over the possible destruction of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a storage tank that malfunctioned. Jonathan and Megan Bauer, a Sacramento-area couple, lost all eight embryos they were keeping at Pacific Fertility...
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March 15, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Trump administration, claiming it is violating immigration laws and its own policies by detaining immigrants who have a solid case for seeking asylum in the United States. The ACLU said it filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 15, 2018 - 1:09 am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump. With the last batch of absentee...
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March 14, 2018 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former chairman of the President Donald Trump's campaign has asked a judge in Washington to dismiss the criminal charges against him. Paul Manafort faces a separate indictment in Virginia. He filed the motion to dismiss late Wednesday night. His arguments largely mimic a...
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FILE - In a Jan. 19, 2018 file photo, Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber cries as she gives her victim impact statement in Lansing, Mich., during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault. Bipartisan legislation in Michigan that would help victims of Nassar's sexual abuse move forward with lawsuits was in limbo Wednesday, March 14, amid pushback from universities, the Catholic Church and others. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 10:30 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, voting to retroactively give the imprisoned sports doctor's victims more time to sue, restrict governments' ability to claim immunity from such lawsuits and require more people to...
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