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Kentucky judge blocks parole board rule on new hearings

Jun. 18, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked a new parole board policy that would give dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences. The temporary restraining order issued this week by a...

Woman says doctor used his genetic material for insemination

Jun. 18, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

A Colorado woman is suing a Vermont doctor, accusing him of using his own genetic material when he artificially inseminated her in 1978 at what was then the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. In a lawsuit filed June 14 in federal court in Burlington, Shirley Brown, now...

Firefighter alleges he was subjected to racial slurs

Jun. 18, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city of Newton alleging that he has been subjected to racist language on the job and has experienced a hostile work environment. Newton firefighter Lee Gilliam, who is Black,...

Newspaper sues SC police over records in mother, son deaths

Jun. 18, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ISLANDTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina’s prominent legal families, arguing that authorities violated public records law by refusing to release 911 calls and police...

Iowa's high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

Jun. 18, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state's river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for the courts. ...

Lawsuit seeks removal of Kentucky wildlife commissioner

Jun. 18, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two months after the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources rehired its former commissioner despite objections from Gov. Andy Beshear, a lawsuit has been filed seeking his removal. Oldham County sportsman Larry Richards filed the...

Health economist: Opioids cost community $3.3B in damages

Jun. 18, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Harvard health economist has testified that prescription opioids have caused an estimated $3.3 billion in damages in a West Virginia community. Thomas McGuire, professor of health economics at Harvard Medical School, testified Thursday in a...

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

Jun. 17, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the city’s proposal to permanently remove it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court, the Union...

DOJ: 2 states' transgender restrictions unconstitutional

Jun. 17, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law. The department filed statements of interest in...

UConn coach says refusal to violate protocols led to ouster

Jun. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

A former strength coach for UConn's men's basketball team has sued the school, claiming his contract wasn't renewed after he refused demands from coach Dan Hurley that he violate NCAA guidelines and school COVID-19 protocols. A hearing was held Thursday in Rockville...