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Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

Aug. 20, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal appeals court is giving a green light for visitors with autism to proceed with lawsuits against Disney theme parks that claimed not enough was being done to accommodate them. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that plaintiffs in 30 lawsuits could proceed...

Lawyer: Arrested migrant may have been mistaken for brother

Aug. 20, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican migrant detained by immigration agents in California while driving his wife to a hospital to give birth may have been mistaken by authorities for his brother, the man's lawyer said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Joel Arrona Lara was wanted on an...

Judge grants time to weigh insanity plea in newspaper attack

Aug. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office will get more time for his lawyer to consider filing a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity, a judge ruled Monday. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Laura Kiessling said she found good cause to...

Bike-riding bandit sentenced for Kansas bank robbery

Aug. 20, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A 57-year-old Kansas man who fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank last year has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison. The Kansas City Star reports that Richard Armenta, of Overland Park, was sentenced Monday for robbing a Capital Federal Savings Bank...

Father sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of son

Aug. 20, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran. Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August 2015. The suit...

Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say

Aug. 20, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about institutions and sexual abuse, The Associated Press did not completely identify the university where James Campbell Quick is a professor. It is the University of Texas at Arlington. A clarified version of the story is below: Of all the horrific details...

Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting

Aug. 20, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suspended Oklahoma City officer has been ordered to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed suicidal man. The Oklahoman reports that a judge decided Friday to send 33-year-old Keith Patrick Sweeney's case to trial. Sweeney has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder...

Cambodian king pardons imprisoned land rights activists

Aug. 20, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon. The pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen came less than a week after the second anniversary of Tep...

Trump dares Brennan to sue because his clearance was revoked

Aug. 20, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to take legal action to try to prevent him from stripping security clearances from other current and former officials. "I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit," Trump...

Judge to consider lawsuit challenging immigrant arrests

Aug. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Boston to allow certain immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens but are facing deportation to remain in the country. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will argue before a judge on Monday for temporary relief allowing the...