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High court: Armed Ohio school employees require training

Jun. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School districts that allow employees to be armed must also require police-level training for those workers, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a victory for a group of parents who challenged a local district's armed employee policy. ...

The Latest: France adds Russia to list of banned countries

Jun. 23, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

PARIS — France is adding Russia to its “red list” of countries from which travels are banned unless it is for urgent reasons as they are struggling with virus surges and worrisome variants. French government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said Wednesday that Russia,...

Lawsuit calls out school district's mental health policies

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Several advocacy groups are suing a Florida school district over its practice of making hundreds of students undergo mental health examinations at psychiatric facilities each year. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday by advocates for disabled...

5 Black officers accuse UW police department of racism

Jun. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Five Black officers with the University of Washington Police Department have filed claims for $8 million in damages, saying they've been routinely insulted and demeaned by co-workers and supervisors. Some officers said they also were disciplined and...

Kobe Bryant's widow to settle lawsuit over deadly crash

Jun. 23, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow has agreed to settle a lawsuit against the pilot and owners of the helicopter that crashed last year, killing the NBA star, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Vanessa Bryant, her children and relatives of other victims filed a...

Dakota Access lawsuit dismissed; future challenges possible

Jun. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenging the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. With his ruling, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg outlined a path for a future legal challenge to an...

Houston hospital workers fired, resign over COVID-19 vaccine

Jun. 22, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine have been fired or resigned after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit over the vaccine requirement. A spokesperson for Houston Methodist hospital system said 153...

Animal rights group sues park service over dying elk

Jun. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore have died from starvation and dehydration in the last year because the animals couldn't get past a fence that the National Park Service placed to stop them from competing for food and water with cattle, according to a...

Georgia labor agency sued over delays in jobless benefits

Jun. 22, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four Georgia residents are suing the state Department of Labor, saying delays in processing, paying and hearing appeals on unemployment claims violate state and federal law. The suit was filed last week in Fulton County Superior Court and announced...

Wisconsin bill would tie PFAS grants to lawsuit immunity

Jun. 22, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would create a new $10 million grant program to help communities clean up contamination from “forever chemicals” known as PFAS but would ban them from suing those responsible for the pollution. ...