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Attorneys for pop singer Taylor Swift, Douglas Baldridge, back left, and Jesse P. Schaudies, Jr., back, right, are escorted to the federal courthouse for the civil trial involving the pop singer in federal court Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. While the judge has cleared the pop singer, her mother, Andrea, and the singer's radio liaison are still facing allegations that they set out to have a radio host fired for allegedly groping Swift at a photo op before a concert in Denver in 2013. The eight-person jury is expected to decide on that case as well as consider the assault allegation leveled by the singer. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 14, 2017 - 1:09 pm
DENVER (AP) — A jury on Monday was expected to weigh Taylor Swift's allegation that a former radio host groped her during a meet-and-greet before a concert and whether the singer's mother and her radio liaison later set out to destroy his career. In the dueling lawsuits from Swift and former disc...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, unit one of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is viewed during a media tour of the facility. Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly-completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, S.C., leaves two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia as the only ones being built in the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Even though the nation's 99...
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Attorney Douglas Baldridge, center, who represented pop singer Taylor Swift, emerges from the federal courthouse after a ruling in the civil trial for the singer to determine whether a Denver radio announcer groped the singer in a case in federal court late Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Denver. A judge on Friday threw out a former radio host's case against Taylor Swift in a trial that delved into their dueling lawsuits over whether he groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet and whether she and her team ruined his career. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 14, 2017 - 11:17 am
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a civil trial involving Taylor Swift and a former DJ she accused of groping her (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Taylor Swift, her mother Andrea Swift, and former radio DJ David Mueller are back in a federal courtroom in Denver federal as the judge and attorneys for her...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, unit one of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C., is viewed during a media tour of the facility. Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly-completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, S.C., leaves two nuclear reactors under construction in Georgia as the only ones being built in the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 14, 2017 - 3:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Even though the nation's 99...
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Trabajadores de un edificio de oficinas colocan un letrero con la palabra “Fearless” (valiente) en referencia a uno de los títulos de uno de los álbumes de Taylor Swift antes del comienzo de su juicio civil el viernes 11 de agosto de 2017, en Denver. Un ex guardaespaldas de Taylor Swift dijo el viernes que vio a un locutor meter su mano debajo la falda de la cantante. El incidente habría ocurrido un momento antes de que les tomaran una fotografía previo a un concierto de 2013 en Denver. El locutor David Mueller niega haber tocado a Swift y la ha demandado por 3 millones de dólares diciendo que arruinó su carrera. Swift lo contrademandó afirmando que sufrió una agresión sexual. (Foto AP/David Zalubowski)
August 14, 2017 - 3:14 am
DENVER (AP) — Lawyers are expected to make closing arguments Monday in a trial concerning allegations that a former radio host groped Taylor Swift backstage before a concert in Denver, and competing allegations the singer's mother and her radio liaison set out to destroy the DJ's career after the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2012 file photo, a Saudi anti-government protester carries a poster with the image of jailed Shiite cleric Sheik Nimr al-Nimr during the funeral of three Shiite Muslims allegedly killed by Saudi security forces in the eastern town of al-Awamiya, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shiite protesters charged with violence against security forces suggests the kingdom’s handling of sectarian tensions and unrest remains unchanged. (AP Photo, File)
August 14, 2017 - 2:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shiite protesters charged with violence against security forces suggests the government's handling of sectarian tensions and unrest remains...
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Samaria Alli talks about attending the morning session of a civil trail for pop singer Taylor Swift, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Denver. Swift testified Thursday that David Mueller, a former radio DJ, reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed her backside during a meet-and-a-greet photo session before a 2013 concert in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 12, 2017 - 12:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift's allegation that a former morning radio host reached under her skirt and grabbed her backside during a photo op is bringing attention to a common but largely hidden outrage for many women, one that few report. A 2014 survey found nearly 1 in 4 women in the United States...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump’s attacks on McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Behind from left are Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 12, 2017 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president's goal is actually to advance his agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes that he's goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on summer break, will return...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Cornelia Reynolds shows her son Gabriel Taye when he was in second grade. The parents of Taye, who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a neck tie want school officials held responsible, alleging that they tolerated and covered up bullying in their federal lawsuit testing the issue of school liability in such cases. The wrongful death suit filed against Cincinnati Public Schools, its officials and staff at his elementary school cites repeated examples of bullying. However, courts have set “a high bar” for finding schools liable. (Cornelia Reynolds via AP, File)
August 12, 2017 - 9:06 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against...
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Workers in an office building taped up a message to pop singer Taylor Swift borrowing a title from one of her albums before the start of the civil trial Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Denver. Radio station DJ David Mueller sued Swift after her team reported she was groped by Mueller to his bosses at a country music station. He is seeking up to $3 million, saying the allegation cost him his job and reputation. Swift countersued Mueller, claiming sexual assault. She is seeking a symbolic $1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 12, 2017 - 6:16 am
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a civil trial involving Taylor Swift and a former DJ she accused of groping her (all times local): 6:15 a.m. There are still issues left to decide when the jury returns Monday, even though the judge in the Taylor Swift court case determined a former radio host did not...
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