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Justice Department, Louisville negotiating federal settlement on city's policing practices

Feb. 20, 2024 17:30 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has started negotiations on a settlement with the city of Louisville after federal officials released a report detailing a pattern of racial discrimination by the city's police force. The multiyear federal investigation was...

Trial begins for North Dakota's effort to recoup costs of policing Dakota Access pipeline protests

Feb. 15, 2024 13:20 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opening statements began Thursday in the trial of North Dakota's lawsuit against the federal government for the costs of responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the culmination of an unusual and drawn-out court fight. The state filed the lawsuit in...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg goes on trial in London for blocking oil and gas conference

Feb. 01, 2024 16:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke defiantly about her mission outside court Thursday on the first day of her trial for refusing to leave a protest that blocked the entrance to a major oil and gas industry conference in London last year. Thunberg, 21, was among...

Phoenix seeks to end Justice Department probe of its police department without court supervision

Jan. 11, 2024 18:03 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to end its two-year civil rights investigation of the city’s police department through an agreement in which it would take recommendations for changes from the federal agency but wouldn’t be subject to costly court supervision. ...

Guatemala arrests ex-minister who resigned rather than use force against protesters

Jan. 11, 2024 13:24 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan police on Thursday arrested the country's former interior minister for allegedly not carrying out his duties when he opted for dialogue with protesters rather than using force to remove them as a court had ordered. Police arrested Napoléon...

Trial set for North Dakota's pursuit of costs for policing Dakota Access pipeline protests

Dec. 18, 2023 13:36 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A court fight over whether the federal government should cover North Dakota's $38 million in costs of responding to the lengthy protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline years ago near its controversial river crossing will continue as a judge said the case is “ripe and...