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Widow's suit: Unarmed mentally ill husband shot in back

Jan. 31, 2023 19:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California widow whose husband was suffering from a mental health crisis when she called a nonemergency number for help last year sued Culver City police Tuesday, alleging they shot her unarmed husband in the back as he was running from officers. Adriana Medina...

Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for US airline disruptions

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

Senators who want to impose tougher penalties when U.S. airlines strand or delay passengers say they finally might be able to turn their ideas into law because of outrage over debacles like the one at Southwest Airlines in December. Democrats Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and...

New gun regulations on stabilizing braces targeted in court

Jan. 31, 2023 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative and gun-rights groups challenged new federal regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces in court Tuesday, suing to block a gun-control action touted by President Joe Biden after the accessories were used in two mass shootings. Two lawsuits were...

NY Governor vetoes changes to wrongful death law

Jan. 31, 2023 17:39 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed wrongful death lawsuits to include claims for emotional damage, a change that could have led to much bigger payouts for fatal accidents and deadly medical errors. The bill, which had strong...

Lawsuit seeks to block 2 measures from April ballot

Jan. 31, 2023 17:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Wisconsin criminal justice advocacy groups seeks to block two Republican-sponsored measures from appearing on the April ballot, arguing that they were not submitted on time to the correct elections officials. One question is a...

Police settle Louisiana suit over 2020 beating of Black man

Jan. 31, 2023 17:09 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Black man who said police officers in a Louisiana city threw him to the ground, slammed his face into the sidewalk and detained him in a mental health unit in retaliation for criticizing the police. Terms...

Minnesota football players' discrimination lawsuit dismissed

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school's football program. The lawsuit against the school claimed that the players faced...

Unexpected Pennsylvania House speaker hopes to retain job

Jan. 31, 2023 16:06 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The rank-and-file Democrat who was unexpectedly elected speaker of the Pennsylvania House as a compromise candidate earlier this month is saying he hopes to keep the job even after three vacant Democratic-leaning seats are filled in special elections next week. ...

California county to pay $32M in child welfare settlement

Jan. 31, 2023 14:28 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Central California's Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs' attorneys said Monday. ...

New Hampshire still challenged by youth center abuse scandal

Jan. 31, 2023 12:34 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Six years have passed since David Meehan told police he was brutally beaten and raped as a child at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. It’s been three years since he sued the state and almost two years since a broad criminal investigation produced any arrests. Trial...