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City to pay $2M to family of Iowa woman killed by officer

Jun. 18, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A city in southeastern Iowa has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a woman who was mistakenly killed by a police officer. An attorney for the estate of Autumn Steele announced the dollar figure of the settlement with the city of Burlington on Monday. A federal court was...

Supreme Court sides with Florida man in free speech case

Jun. 18, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who has been an outspoken critic of the south Florida city where he lives is now 2-0 in disputes with the city before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Fane Lozman in a lawsuit that began with his 2006 arrest at a City of Riviera Beach city council meeting....

Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

Jun. 18, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who challenged legislative...

Ex-public safety director sues community college

Jun. 18, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The former head of public safety for a Massachusetts community college says he was fired for supporting a female police officer who sued the school for harassment and discrimination. The Herald News reports that Bristol Community College in Fall River is being sued by Wayne Wood,...

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

Jun. 18, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in January that...

American to pay $45M to settle airfare collusion lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to pay $45 million to settle a lawsuit that says it and other major U.S. airlines colluded to drive up the price of airfares. In settling the case, American denied any wrongdoing. The company, in a statement, said fighting the case in court would be costly....

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

Jun. 16, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard...

State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

Jun. 15, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay Friday putting the End of Life Option back into effect. The court also...

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

Jun. 15, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials bucked a recent court ruling Friday and offered reassurance to concerned coffee drinkers that their fix won't give them cancer. The unprecedented action by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to essentially clear coffee of the...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...