Law and order

This combination photo shows Nicki Minaj at the Harper's BAZAAR 'Icons by Carine Roitfeld' party in New York on Sept. 8, 2017, left, and Tracy Chapman at a benefit event on behalf of amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) in New York on Jan. 31, 2007. Minaj is being sued for sampling a Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj’s unreleased track “Sorry” incorporated the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single “Baby Can I Hold You.” (AP Photo)
October 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj's unreleased track "Sorry" incorporates the lyrics and vocal melody...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Fort Wayne attorney Daniel Sigler, a special prosecutor who helped investigate allegations that Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers, is planning an announcement Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Indianapolis on that investigation. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 23, 2018 - 9:54 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Attorneys for a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped them at a party...
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In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 photo, Taghreed Abu Teer, recalls being held by Hamas authorities for 11 days and interrogated under “humiliating circumstances” for her activities with the rival Fatah movement during an interview with The Associated Press at a relative's home in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. In a report released Tuesday, the New York-based watchdogHuman Rights Watch accused Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip of crushing dissent through routine torture, arbitrary arrest and other tactics. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
October 23, 2018 - 6:09 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political rivals, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The charges came in a new report released by the New York-...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Turkey's president says Saudi officials started planning to murder Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi days before his death in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate. (AP Photo/Ali Unal)
October 23, 2018 - 3:39 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudia Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, a portrait of 16-year-old Mexican youth Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is displayed on the Nogales street where he was killed that runs parallel with the U.S. border. A U.S. Border Patrol agent will face a second trial Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in the killing of Elena Rodriguez across the international border. Lonnie Swartz was acquitted of second-degree murder in Tucson earlier in 2018 and now will be tried on voluntary and involuntary manslaughter charges. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)
October 22, 2018 - 11:06 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will once again try a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a 16-year-old boy in a cross-border shooting but who was earlier this year acquitted of murder. The second trial against Lonnie Swartz begins Tuesday morning, six months after he was acquitted on a...
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This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Greg Reinke. Prosecutors have charged two prison inmates, Reinke and Casey Pigge, in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and injured four prisoners unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 10:57 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two prison inmates in separate knife attacks at an Ohio prison that left a guard severely wounded and injured four prisoners unable to defend themselves because they were handcuffed to a table. The injured guard, Matthew Matthias, suffered 32 stab...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to employees of the Department of Commerce in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ross does not have to testify/give out-of-court testimony about his decision add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The order on Oct. 22, comes in lawsuits filed by more than a dozen states and big cities, among others, that challenge whether the citizenship question can be legally included. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 22, 2018 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed...
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October 22, 2018 - 6:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto's weed killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million. In denying Monsanto's request for a new trial, San Francisco...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo Michael Avenatti, talks to the media during a news conference in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles. A California judge on Monday, Oct. 22, ordered Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
October 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay. The Los Angeles...
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October 22, 2018 - 2:24 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man whose excessive flatulence forced a police detective to cut shot an interrogation has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges. The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. entered the plea Monday. The charges stem from a police traffic stop in...
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