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Woman accused of striking gate agent after not wearing mask

Aug. 13, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who didn't wear a mask while on a flight was arrested at the Phoenix airport after being denied permission to board a second flight and allegedly striking an airline gate agent in the face with her hand, officials said. Yolanda Yarbrough, 47, was arrested on suspicion of assault...

Initiative backers call it quits on education ballot drive

Aug. 13, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho group that had been collecting online signatures for an education initiative called off the effort on Thursday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against them late last month. The court case remains alive, but it’s back at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and not...

FBI now investigating Florida man accused of making bombs

Aug. 13, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The FBI is taking over the investigation of a Florida man who was arrested after police found more than two dozen pipe bombs near his home, including some that contained nails, screws and metal pellets. Boynton Beach police said Thursday that the FBI is now the lead agency...

Ruling sends man back to prison in college student's slaying

Aug. 13, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A man convicted in the 1994 slaying of a suburban Chicago college student is headed back to prison after a judge determined he was released four years too early due to a sentencing error. Bonzell Joyner, 45, was taken back into custody Wednesday following a Kane County court...

Power corridor referendum is unconstitutional, court says

Aug. 13, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A referendum aimed at overturning approval of a $1 billion hydropower transmission corridor is unconstitutional, and should not appear on the November ballot, the state supreme court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Judicial Court found that the referendum "fails to meet the...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Cathy Woods appears in Washoe District court in Reno, Nev. Woods, who spent 35 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit before she was exonerated by DNA evidence, will receive $3 million under a settlement approved by the Reno City Council. Woods was arrested and wrongfully convicted for the 1976 murder of 19-year-old University of Nevada, Reno student Michelle Mitchell. She was released from prison in 2015 when new evidence linked the murder to an Oregon inmate (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)

Reno agrees to settle wrongful conviction lawsuit for $3M

Aug. 13, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a murder she didn't commit before she was exonerated by DNA evidence will receive $3 million under a settlement approved by the Reno City Council. Cathy Woods was wrongfully convicted for the 1976 murder of University of Nevada, Reno student...

Justices overturn $2.9M award to Yakima nurses for unpaid OT

Aug. 13, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has narrowly overturned a decision awarding $2.9 million to a group of nurses at Yakima Regional who were pressured to work unpaid overtime and miss meal breaks. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court said it didn't condone the hospital's behavior, but the...

Missouri detective charged with kicking person during arrest

Aug. 13, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police detective with a series of past misconduct allegations was charged with kicking a defenseless person during a 2019 arrest, federal prosecutors said. Ellis Brown III, head of the St. Ann police detective bureau, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal charge of...

People with flowers and old Belarusian national flags gather to protest against the results of the country's presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Thousands in Belarus form 'lines of solidarity' in protest

Aug. 13, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. In several...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 file photo Ola Kaellenius, CEO of the car manufacturer Mercedes, stands next to a 'Vision EQS' car at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, issues fourth-quarter and full year earnings and provides business update at news conference. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

Daimler reaches deal to settle US diesel emissions claims

Aug. 13, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached an agreement in principle to settle U.S. claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion. The Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker said late Thursday that the agreement with various U.S. authorities concerns...