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Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

Oct. 16, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people have invoked an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages as they also seek settlement negotiations with victims' family members. But Tia Coleman, an Indiana woman who...

Firefighters sue California gas company over massive leak

Oct. 16, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive natural gas leak sued the Southern California Gas Co. on Monday, saying the utility knowingly let them be exposed to dangerous levels of toxic chemicals. A blowout in a well at the underground Aliso Canyon storage field about 40...

Latest: Firefighters sue California gas company over leak

Oct. 16, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on firefighters suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive leak (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Firefighters who worked in and around the site of a massive October 2015 natural gas leak are suing the Southern California Gas Co., alleging the utility knowingly let them be...

The Latest: Lawyers blast legal move in fatal boat accident

Oct. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuits over a July tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A survivor of a July tourist boat accident that killed 17 people in Missouri and attorneys representing deceased family members are calling the latest legal...

Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

Oct. 15, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court's actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the conservative Heritage...

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

Oct. 15, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is...

Arkansas drops 4,100 more from Medicaid over work rule

Oct. 15, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has nearly doubled the number of people removed from its expanded Medicaid program for not meeting a new work requirement, state officials said Monday, with more than 4,100 losing their health insurance under the restriction that's the focus of a federal lawsuit. The...

Ex-students file sexual abuse suit against boarding school

Oct. 15, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two former Massachusetts boarding school students who say they were sexually abused by employees in the 1960s and 1970s have filed a lawsuit accusing the institution of trying to sweep misconduct by its staffers under the rug. The lawsuit was filed last week against the Fessenden School in...

Lawsuit: Little Rock police lied to conduct drug raids

Oct. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man who is suing the Little Rock Police Department for blasting his door down and raiding his apartment without probable cause during a drug raid said Monday that he feared for his life. Roderick Talley recalled during a news conference how police used explosives to enter his...

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chances

Oct. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University intentionally uses a vague "personal rating" to reject Asian-American applicants in favor of students from other racial backgrounds, according to lawyers on one side of a trial that began Monday and carries weighty implications for dozens of other U.S. colleges. Harvard's...