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In this picture taken on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 Yolanda Martinez Garcia cries during an interview with the Associated Press at her home, in Milan. Her son was sexually abused by one of the priests of the Legion of Christ, a disgraced religious order. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Disgraced religious order tried to get abuse victim to lie

Feb. 17, 2020 1:52 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The cardinal’s response was not what Yolanda Martínez had expected — or could abide. Her son had been sexually abused by a priest of the Legion of Christ, a disgraced religious order. And now she was calling Cardinal Valasio De Paolis -- the Vatican official appointed by...

Televangelist, ex-pastor settle lawsuit alleging sex abuse

Feb. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A confidential settlement was reached in a former Ohio megachurch pastor's lawsuit alleging televangelist Ernest Angley sexually abused and harassed him over a decade, starting in 2004. The allegations by Brock Miller, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, included that Angley forced him to...

Judge approves step toward paying Las Vegas shooting victims

Feb. 15, 2020 4:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Nevada has approved who will oversee allocation of settlement funds for the victims of the fatal Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in 2017. Chief District Judge Linda Bell designated retired Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti and retired California Judge Louis...

City settles lawsuit for woman's claim of exposure by police

Feb. 15, 2020 2:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman who said a police officer humiliated her when he exposed her body while arresting her has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit against the officer and his suburban Cleveland department for $125,000. Shajuan Gray, 48, said in her complaint that she had just gotten out of the...

San Francisco to pay $225,000 to settle racial bias suit

Feb. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by seven African Americans who say they were targeted because of their race in a sting operation intended to arrest dealers selling drugs near schools. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the seven...

Judge approves penal reform settlement in New Mexico

Feb. 15, 2020 1:44 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has given final approval to a settlement ending a 40-year-old civil case that forced significant penal reforms in New Mexico. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kirtan Khalsa approved Friday an agreement that would end the Duran Consent Decree if the state complies with certain...

Fort Collins settles excessive force lawsuit for $125K

Feb. 14, 2020 6:18 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fort Collins has reached a $125,000 settlement with a woman who sued the city after an off-duty police officer pinned her to the ground outside her apartment complex. The Coloradoan reports a city spokeswoman confirmed the settlement with Kimberly Chancellor, who sued after the...

This undated photo provided by Audrain County, Mo., Sheriff's Office shows Michael Dale Eisenhauer. The mother of Eisenhauer, a physically and mentally disabled inmate who died after Ryan Wade Blair attacked him in June of 2019, for nearly 20 minutes in view of surveillance cameras in their cell has settled a lawsuit for $5 million. (Audrain County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mom of Missouri inmate killed in jail attack settles for $5M

Feb. 14, 2020 5:40 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mother of a Missouri county jail inmate who died after another inmate attacked him for nearly 20 minutes in view of surveillance cameras settled a lawsuit for $5 million. Audrain County denied any negligence or fault in the agreement that was approved last month with the mother...

FILE - This April 20, 2017, file photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office shows Tad Cummins. Cummins was accused of running away with a 15-year-old student in March 2017, setting off a nationwide manhunt. A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15. Tad Cummins sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student on March, 13, 2017. They were later found in a remote area of northern California.  (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Teen kidnapped by teacher settles suit with school for $650K

Feb. 14, 2020 4:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15. Tad Cummins sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student on March, 13, 2017. They were...

Settlement reached in 2013 Minneapolis police shooting

Feb. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has reached a $795,000 wrongful death settlement with the family of a 22-year-old African American man who was shot and killed by police in 2013, ending years of extended litigation. The president of the Minneapolis City Council, which signed off on the agreement Friday,...