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Voting technology company settles lawsuit against far-right news outlet over 2020 election claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voting technology company targeted by bogus fraud claims related to the 2020 presidential election settled a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against a conservative news outlet. The settlement between Florida-based Smartmatic and One America News Network is the latest development in a larger legal pushback by voting equipment companies that became ensnared in

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A woman who accused Trevor Bauer of sex assault is now charged with defrauding ex-MLB player

Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who accused former major league pitcher Trevor Bauer of sexual assault has been charged with defrauding the baseball player. An indictment unsealed Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court charges the woman with fraud and theft by extortion, both felonies, but doesn’t provide specific details about the alleged

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OJ Simpson was chilling with a beer on a couch before Easter, lawyer says. 2 weeks later he was dead

By KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s last robust discussion with his longtime lawyer was just before Easter, at the country club home Simpson leased southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. “He was awake, alert and chilling,” attorney Malcom LaVergne recalled Tuesday. “He’s on the couch … drinking a beer and

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US court rejects a request by tribes to block $10B energy transmission project in Arizona

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request by Native American tribes and environmentalists to stop work on a $10 billion transmission line being built through a remote southeastern Arizona valley that will carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to customers as far away as

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Closure of troubled California prison won’t happen before each inmate’s status is reviewed

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The planned closure of a federal women’s prison in California notorious for staff-on-inmate sexual abuse won’t occur before each inmate’s status has been reviewed, with an eye toward determining who will be transferred elsewhere or released, authorities say. Following the Bureau of Prison’s sudden announcement Monday

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Kawhi Leonard’s status for Clippers’ playoff opener against Mavericks remains murky

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard’s status for the Los Angeles Clippers’ first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks remains murky. Leonard missed the final eight games of the regular season with right knee inflammation. The Clippers were 4-4 in that stretch, having clinched their first Pacific Division title in 10 years. They earned the

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Citing safety, USC makes rare cancellation of speech by valedictorian who supported Palestinians

By JOHN ANTCZAK and JULIE WATSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians, citing security concerns, a rare decision that was praised by several pro-Israel groups and lambasted by free speech advocates and the country’s largest Muslim civil

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Crop-rich California region may fall under state monitoring to preserve groundwater flow

By AMY TAXIN Associated Press California might step in to regulate groundwater use in part of the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley, which would be a first-of-its-kind move that comes a decade after lawmakers tasked local communities with carefully managing the precious but often overused resource. At issue is control over a farming-dependent area where state

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Participant, studio behind ‘Spotlight,’ ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ shutters after 20 years

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Participant, the activist film and television studio that has financed Oscar winners like “Spotlight” and socially conscious documentaries like “Food, Inc,” and “Waiting For Superman” is closing its doors after 20 years. Billionaire Jeff Skoll told his staff of 100 in a memo shared with The Associated Press Tuesday

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Michigan gets 3 years of probation for football recruiting violations; case vs. Jim Harbaugh pending

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Michigan was given three years of probation, fined and hit with recruiting limits by the NCAA on Tuesday after football coaches and staff had impermissible contact with recruits and players under then-coach Jim Harbaugh while access was restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAA said it had

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Citing safety, USC cancels speech by valedictorian who has publicly supported Palestinians

By JOHN ANTCZAK and JULIE WATSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California has canceled a commencement speech by its 2024 valedictorian, a Muslim student who has expressed support for Palestinians, citing “substantial” security risks for the event that draws 65,000 people to campus. Andrew T. Guzman, provost and senior vice

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