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Woman who survived train crash into patrol car sues police

Jan. 26, 2023 20:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A woman who was seriously injured when the parked patrol car she was detained in was hit by a freight train filed a lawsuit against police on Thursday, accusing three officers of acting recklessly and failing in their duty to take care of her while she was in their custody. ...

Lawsuit: Vegas Strip resorts used vendor to fix hotel rates

Jan. 26, 2023 19:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal lawsuit in Nevada is seeking class-action damages for countless hotel patrons who booked rooms in Las Vegas since 2019, alleging that most hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have used a third-party vendor to illegally fix prices. The complaint filed...

Texas death row inmates sue over solitary confinement

Jan. 26, 2023 18:41 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of death row inmates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Texas prison system over its policy of mandatory and indefinite solitary confinement for all prisoners who are awaiting execution, saying it causes severe physical and psychological harm. The...

Court orders Detroit museum to hold onto disputed van Gogh

Jan. 26, 2023 17:15 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered a Detroit museum to hold onto an 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh amid a Brazilian collector's dispute with the museum over the painting. Wednesday's order from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati comes days after...

Jury rejects lawsuit filed by family of teen killed by cop

Jan. 26, 2023 15:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal jury has found that a white Ohio police officer did not violate a Black teenager's civil rights when he shot and killed the boy while responding to a reported armed robbery. Jurors reached their verdict Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by Tyre King’s...

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Jan. 26, 2023 14:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people and injured dozens of others. The grand jury has subpoenaed Arizona lawyer...

Kansas prisoner who sued over cancer treatment has died

Jan. 26, 2023 12:28 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prisoner who alleged in a lawsuit that he was not being treated properly for cancer has died, his family and attorneys said. John Keith Calvin, 56, died Wednesday at El Dorado Correctional Facility, where he was imprisoned for a 2002 killing that...

Report: Louisiana often holds inmates beyond release dates

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's prison system routinely holds people beyond their release dates, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday in a report concluding that the state has failed for years to develop solutions to “systemic overdetentions” that violate inmates' rights and are...

Former lawmaker sues police claiming 'set-up' in arrest

Jan. 25, 2023 17:55 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is suing the city of Montgomery and its police chief over his arrest last year on a sex abuse charge that was later dropped, maintaining he only “politely hugged” the woman in question. Former Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. filed a civil...

District alters policy after suit over 'Jesus Loves Me' mask

Jan. 25, 2023 17:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A conservative legal group said Wednesday that a Mississippi school district has agreed to retract a policy that banned political or religious slogans on face masks, in response to a lawsuit from the family of a girl who was told not to wear one with the slogan “Jesus...