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Antonio Brown accused of rape, sexual assault in federal lawsuit

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown watches from the sidelines during the second half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Brown, who was released by the Raiders last week and is now with the New England Patriots, has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

A former college classmate accused New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown of rape and sexual assault in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Miami, where Brown lives, the woman accused the ...

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Trump administration doesn’t want to pay for breach of 22 million people’s data

New cybersecurity regulations from the New York State Department of Financial Services were first introduced in September 2016 but have been revised since then. (Thinkstock)

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has asked a federal court to reconsider a ruling that opened the door for potential payments to millions of federal employees and others due to the cybertheft of their personal information. The Justice Department request, ...

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As hate crime laws expand, who to exclude as victims?

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2013 file photo, motorists drive past a newly installed billboard near the intersection of Arkmo Road and Vine Road in Harrison, Ark. The threat of white supremacy has been well known in Arkansas, where various extremist groups have made their home over the decades, but efforts to enact a hate crimes measure have been unsuccessful. The latest push comes from Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. (Samantha Baker/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

In California, a man is accused of a series of unprovoked attacks on homeless people. In Arizona, a Democratic congressman’s aide breaks the ankle of a Republican wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In Connecticut, a police officer has ...

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San Francisco branded the NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization.’ The gun-rights lobby is suing.

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The memory of a mass shooting that killed three at the Gilroy Garlic Festival was still fresh in nearby San Francisco when its Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last week to denounce the National Rifle Association. But the city’s leaders ...

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Judge reimposes nationwide injunction against Trump’s asylum rules

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WASHINGTON – A federal judge in California on Monday reimposed a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s policy denying asylum to almost all who enter the country after passing through Mexico or a third country. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ...

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Facebook, Google face off against formidable new foe: State attorneys general

Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Feb. 18, 2016. (Bloomberg photo by Michael Short)

The nation’s state attorneys general have tangled with mortgage lenders, tobacco giants and the makers of addictive drugs. Now, they’re setting their sights on another target: Big Tech. After years of federal inaction, the state watchdogs are initiating sweeping antitrust ...

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New York announces antitrust investigation into Facebook, kicking off bipartisan effort

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference, in New York.  New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont have filed a new legal challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.  James, a Democrat, says the change is a “clear violation” of American values and 100 years of case law.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

New York is leading a multistate investigation of Facebook for possible antitrust violations, Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday, kicking off a bipartisan wave of independent state inquiries targeting the social media giant as well as Google’s parent company, Alphabet. ...

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Lawyers for alleged Capital Gazette shooter ask judge to sanction prosecutors

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge will decide next month whether prosecutors handling the case against alleged Capital Gazette shooter Jarrod Ramos should be sanctioned for allegedly failing to disclose possible evidence. Defense attorneys for Ramos ...

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