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Jewish group appeals after losing Chabad House lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Jewish organization is filing an appeal after a federal judge in Baltimore dismissed the group's religious-discrimination lawsuit over an expansion of its property in Towson. The group Friends of Lubavitch filed the discrimination lawsuit in 2018...

Judge tosses hospital workers' vaccine requirement challenge

Jun. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 employees without pay last week over their...

Man wanted in Waterbury slaying is arrested in New York

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have charged a New York man with killing a man in Waterbury last month. Waterbury police said Sunday that Gerome Philips was taken into custody in the Bronx last Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. He was extradited to Waterbury on...

Judge declines to dismiss charges in body in freezer case

Jun. 13, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge declined to dismiss some charges and suppress part of a statement by a woman accused of keeping her maternal grandmother’s remains in a freezer for a decade and a half and continuing to receive the dead woman’s Social Security checks for a portion...

Man accused of shooting 5 people in Alabama and Georgia

Jun. 13, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A 39-year-old man is accused of shooting five people in Alabama and Georgia cities about a mile (1.6 kilometers) apart, police in Georgia said. Justin Tyran Roberts was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday in Recorders Court in Columbus,...

Widow of New Mexico police officer suing for wrongful death

Jun. 13, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The widow of a New Mexico State Police officer fatally shot in the line of duty in February has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, asserting the agency failed to equip her husband. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that Gabriella Jarrott...

Judge: 4 NJ officers shouldn't have been fired after search

Jun. 13, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in more than three years, an administrative law judge has recommended reinstatement of four of the New Jersey police officers fired after the city of Hackensack said they engaged in a warrantless search of an apartment in late 2016. ...

Report: Thousands of school bus crashes in last 5 years

Jun. 13, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A report has found more than 4,500 school bus crashes have occurred in Connecticut over the last five years, leading to dozens of lawsuits against three major bus companies. Hearst Connecticut Media reported there have been 4,695 crashes since...

Former KMOX Radio personality dies after prison sentence

Jun. 13, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former KMOX Radio personality Harry Hamm, who was sentenced to federal prison this spring for possessing child pornography, has died. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hamm died Saturday at age 79 after dealing with a series of heart problems...

Jury awards $500,000 to woman over sexual abuse by pastor

Jun. 13, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $500,000 to a woman who sued her former pastor, alleging that he had sexually abused her for years, starting when she was 15 years old. Jurors in Columbus found Wednesday that Lewis Clemons, who led the Faith Unlimited...