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States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik said he'll...

The Latest: Judge: President, Congress should eye 3D guns

Aug. 21, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit aimed at blocking a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of...

Los Angeles authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

Aug. 20, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said Monday that they are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said...

The Latest: Authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

Aug. 20, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a report that actress Asia Argento settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they are investigating a report that actress Asia Argento reached a settlement with an actor who says she sexually...

Texas pays $600,000 to settle Kearney discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released...

Chicago suburb settling lawsuit over officer pinning teen

Aug. 17, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb is settling a lawsuit filed by the family of a black teenager who was pinned to the ground and threatened by a white off-duty police officer. The Lansing village board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the $70,000 settlement. A Facebook video shows Officer William Mason...

Settlement reached in state police handcuffing of black teen

Aug. 14, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police and a black Indiana man who was handcuffed and detained in New Orleans' French Quarter when he was a teenager in 2015 have settled a federal lawsuit. Lyle Dotson's suit claimed he was illegally assaulted and detained by troopers while visiting New Orleans as a...

The Latest: State police head says dept. stands by troopers

Aug. 14, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the settlement of a lawsuit against Louisiana State Police by a black Indiana man who was handcuffed and detained when he was a teenager in 2015 (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The commander of Louisiana State Police says the department stands behind troopers who faced a...

Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist's death

Aug. 14, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor. Germany-based Maquet Cardiopulmonary and its U.S. sales division based...

Settlement in kayak drowning case; fiancee did prison time

Aug. 14, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit settlement has been reached in a New York kayak drowning after the victim's fiancee served prison time for criminally negligent homicide. The family of Vincent Viafore had filed a wrongful death lawsuit to prevent Angelika Graswald from collecting $491,000 from his life...