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AP Probe: Nearly $1B In NYC Police Lawsuit Payouts

NEW YORK - (AP) The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The legal system gave them money more than $7 million. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay. Nearly $1 billion. . . . Full version available to...

AP Sues Urban Outfitters, Others Over 'HOPE' Image

NEW YORK - (AP) The Associated Press has sued several retailers in federal court in New York over their sale of products using the Barack Obama "HOPE" image. The news agency filed lawsuits Wednesday against Urban Outfitters Inc., Nordstrom Inc. and Zumiez Inc., seeking unspecified damages....

AP And Clothing Company Settle Copyright Dispute

NEW YORK - (AP) The Associated Press and a clothing maker that distributed merchandise based on artist Shepard Fairey's work have settled copyright claims stemming from the use of an AP photograph to create his Barack Obama "HOPE" poster, ending litigation over an iconic image that became...

NBA Ref Sues AP, Sports Writer Over Twitter Post

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) An NBA referee has sued The Associated Press and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting he intentionally made a bad call to make up for a previous bad call that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Minneapolis, veteran NBA...

N.J. Dwarf Couple Sues Cable Channel For Defamation

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. - (AP) A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows. Cara and Gibson Reynolds say the sketch which aired in 2009 on E! Entertainment Channel's "Talk...

Associated Press Reporter Accused Of Libel By Tweet

Did an Associated Press reporter commit a foul against an NBA referee earlier this year by defaming him on Twitter during a league game? On March 14, 2011, National Basketball Association official Bill Spooner filed a federal defamation case against Associated Press sports beat reporter Jon Krawczynski...

Bill Cosby: Pudding Pops and Quaaludes

Almost ten years after a woman filed a civil suit in Pennsylvania against Bill Cosby, alleging, among other things, a sexual assault claim, the Associated Press (AP) requested the release of certain documents that had been sealed following the settlement of that civil suit. United States District Judge...