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Indianapolis police settle suit, put limits on tear gas use

Oct. 29, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has agreed not to use tear gas and other "riot control agents" during peaceful protests to settle a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit in June on behalf of Indy10 Black Lives Matter...

Early voters form a long line while waiting to cast their ballots at the South Regional Library polling location in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Some waited almost 3 hours to vote. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

Oct. 28, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day. The justices, by a 5-3 vote Wednesday, refused to disturb a decision by the State Board of Elections to lengthen the period from three to nine days because of the...

Enrique Balcazar, of Migrant Justice, an advocacy group representing immigrant farmworkers in Vermont, speaks to a crowd outside the federal court on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement has agreed not to deport Balcazar or two other activists in a settlement of the activists' lawsuit accusing the federal government of targeting them in retaliation for their activism. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

Oct. 28, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The federal government has agreed not to deport three immigrant activists in Vermont who sued two years ago after they were arrested, saying they were targeted in retaliation for their activism, according to the settlement filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Vermont. As part...

Police agree to pay $7M to family of man killed by officer

Oct. 28, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $7.3 million to settle a lawsuit by the family of a man who died after an officer placed him in a controversial neck hold that has since been banned in California in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The...

Douglas School District settles lawsuit with former employee

Oct. 27, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — The Douglas School District in Box Elder will pay a former district employee $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed in February 2019, representatives from both sides said Tuesday. Patrick Ealy said he was wrongly terminated by the district because he informed the school board about...

FILE - In this April 8, 2011 file photo, a welcome sign for Fargo, N.D., sits in the rising floodwaters of the Red River as a flood engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at left, inspects the levee protecting the downtown area. North Dakota and Minnesota residents who have been fighting plans for a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area have agreed to a settlement with the public group managing the project. The Monday Oct. 26, 2020, agreement should end a federal lawsuit filed by upstream residents in 2013 as well as other complaints and allow the $2.75 billion project to move forward. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Red River diversion opponents agree to settle complaints

Oct. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and Minnesota residents who have been fighting plans for a Red River diversion channel around the Fargo-Moorhead area have agreed to a settlement with the public group managing the project. Monday's agreement should end a federal lawsuit filed by upstream residents in 2013...

Security firm reaches settlement; Denver rejects contract

Oct. 27, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private security company has settled a lawsuit with a Denver artist who was assaulted by one of the company's guards while waiting for a train at Union Station in April 2018. The Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based firm Allied Universal and the Regional Transportation District on Monday...

Lawsuit over Allegheny County election offices settled

Oct. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Republican candidates for Congress have settled a lawsuit they filed earlier this month and dropped their effort to force Allegheny County's election board to let them send campaign representatives to observe inside satellite election offices. The candidates dropped that claim in...

Black man shot by police in Iowa settles suit for $400K

Oct. 24, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Black man who was shot by police outside an Iowa nightclub five years ago and alleged he was singled out because of his race has agreed to a nearly $400,000 settlement. Jovan Darnell Webb, 33, was wounded while attempting to pull out of the New World nightclub parking lot in...

Clean water fund set up after South Carolina gas spill suit

Oct. 24, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county will benefit from $1.5 million secured by environmental groups in a lawsuit over one of the largest gas pipeline spills in state history. The Southern Environmental Law Center announced the settlement Friday, the Greenville News reported. The money is...