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Family of SC officer killed sues man charged in her death

Sep. 25, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The family of one of the police officers killed in what authorities called an ambush in 2018 is suing the man charged with killing her and his family. The lawsuit from Florence County Sheriff’s Investigator Farrah Turner's family said Frederick...

Maine AG considers suing over PCB, PFAS contamination

Sep. 25, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general is seeking proposals from law firms willing to assist with potential legal claims over chemical contamination in the state. The state is considering legal claims over so-called PCBs and a separate class known as PFAS. Both...

Chicago suburb to pay ex-cop $275K in discrimination suit

Sep. 25, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb will pay $275,000 to a former police officer who says colleagues discriminated against him because of his Assyrian and Iraqi heritage. Anfiny J. Eshoo sued the village of Arlington Heights last year, saying he was...

Ex Blackhawks player participates in assault investigation

Sep. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney who represents a former Chicago Blackhawks player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010 said Friday her client has been interviewed as part of the team’s review of the accusations. A former federal...

Chief justice says ruling guts access to police records

Sep. 24, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a sheriff’s office did not have to turn over records about a fatal shooting by a deputy, a ruling that broadly interpreted an exemption for investigative records and prompted a sharply worded dissent by the court's...

Judge dismisses execution lawsuit, reprimands AG's office

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday paved the way for Alabama to proceed with a lethal injection next month, but also reprimanded the state attorney general’s office for giving false information to the court during the litigation centered on forms given to death row inmates...

Judge denies state police union bid for vaccination delay

Sep. 24, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Superior Court judge has turned down a request by the union that represents 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers to delay Gov. Charlie Baker’s state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate. The State Police Association of Massachusetts filed a...

GOP's Ohio legislative maps hit with 2nd lawsuit in 2 days

Sep. 24, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s newly drawn legislative district maps were hit Friday with the second lawsuit in two days that alleges Republican gerrymandering that violated the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by the National Democratic...

Wisconsin Republicans take redistricting case to high court

Sep. 24, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican state lawmakers on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats that asks a federal court to draw political boundary lines in the battleground state. The filing by attorneys...

Health care workers challenge Rhode Island's vaccine mandate

Sep. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people employed in Rhode Island's health care industry have filed a federal challenge to the state's coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, alleging it is unconstitutional because it does not allow religious exemptions. ...