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Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

Jan. 18, 2019 8:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash a "troll storm" on a Montana woman. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah...

Suit says Waffle House shooting suspect's father negligent

Jan. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House in Nashville last year is moving forward. Shaundelle Brooks is the mother of victim Akilah DaSilva. She is suing Jeffrey Reinking for negligence and conspiracy because he returned...

Settlement reached in wrongful death suit against deputy

Jan. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a California man killed by a sheriff's deputy in 2016 is set to receive a $7 million settlement from Sacramento County. The Jan. 11 settlement relates to officer James Spurgeon's killing of Chad Irwin outside his home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights, the...

Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans. In his order, U.S....

Judge: GOP can't block liberal group's Twitter comments

Jan. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge William Conley's decision marks liberal group One Wisconsin Now's second legal victory...

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Jan. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family...

Patient's widow: Hospital safeguards 'failed tremendously'

Jan. 17, 2019 8:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 44-year-old excavator was taken to the emergency room with shortness of breath. Breathing trouble also sent a 64-year-old woman to the same hospital. A third patient, a 79-year-old woman with health problems, was transferred from an assisted care facility. Now their relatives...

US government files appeals notice after 2020 census ruling

Jan. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge's ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice Department attorney based in Washington, filed the one-page notice of...

Hotel dishwasher forced to work Sundays awarded $21 million

Jan. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jurors say a Florida hotel dishwasher should get $21.5 million after her employer failed to honor her religious beliefs by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays and eventually firing her. The Sun Sentinel reports a federal jury in Miami found for 60-year-old Marie Jean Pierre on...

Lawsuit: Student told her skin was 'too dark' to perform

Jan. 17, 2019 4:40 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school's dance team after being told her skin was "too dark" and would clash with the color of the team's costumes. Camille Sturdivant also alleges she...