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NY diocese files for bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits

Oct. 1, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York City's suburbs has become the largest in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy to protect itself from a wave of lawsuits filed over past sexual abuse by clergy members. The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on...

A Roman Catholic diocese in New York has become the largest in the US to declare bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits

Oct. 1, 2020 9:29 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York has become the largest in the US to declare bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits.

Lawsuit challenges Alaska Medicaid transgender coverage

Oct. 1, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit has challenged the legality of a rule in Alaska’s Medicaid program excluding transgender residents from coverage for transition-related health care. The lawsuit arguing the exclusion is a civil rights violation names as defendants the Alaska Department of Health...

Lawsuit filed over Kansas crash that killed mother, 4 kids

Oct. 1, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The paternal grandparents of a 10-year-old Kansas girl killed in a crash last week are suing the truck driver involved in the collision, along with his employer. The Wichita Eagle reports that Mark and Carrie Brady are seeking damages in excess of $75,000 from the driver and L.B....

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaks at a news conference at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Humphrey filed a lawsuit accusing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers of conspiring against him in an effort to force him out of his job. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Little Rock chief sues officers' union claiming conspiracy

Sep. 30, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief on Wednesday sued the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of conspiring to try and force him out of his job. The federal lawsuit by Chief Keith Humphrey is the latest round in an escalating public fight within the...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Black voters are among the least likely to vote by mail nationally, but there are early signs they are changing their behavior as the shadow of the coronavirus hangs over the presidential race. The evidence is clearest in North Carolina, the first state in the nation to send out mail ballots and where voting has been underway for almost three weeks. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Federal judge questions North Carolina absentee rule change

Sep. 30, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

A federal judge said Wednesday that a North Carolina elections board directive making it easier for voters to fix witness deficiencies in absentee ballots may violate a previous ruling he made and has ordered state lawyers to explain the changes to him. Federal Judge William Osteen, who presided over one of...

Applications for mail-in ballots are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Trump campaign threatens to sue over Philly election offices

Sep. 30, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign threatened a lawsuit Wednesday if it does not gain access for its campaign employees to observe activity inside newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia, where people can register to vote, apply for mail-in ballots and fill them out. A...

Judge: Suit over arrest of pipeline protesters can go on

Sep. 30, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by three people who say they were illegally arrested as they protested construction of a major oil pipeline in south Louisiana. The suit was filed last year by protesters Cynthia Spoon, Sophia Cook-Phillips and Eric Moll, who say...

Judge grants extension in Wyoming sheriff appointment

Sep. 30, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has granted a request to extend a deadline to replace a Wyoming sheriff. A deadline this Thursday to replace Albany County Sheriff Dave O’Malley was too soon after the county commission accepted O'Malley's resignation Sept. 15 to properly vet candidates to take his place...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, survivors return to the scene of a mass shooting on the first anniversary in Las Vegas. A judge in Nevada has approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Court OK's $800M settlement for MGM Resorts, Vegas victims

Sep. 30, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court on Wednesday approved a settlement totaling $800 million from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. The action makes final a deal settling...