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Suit: Classmate's bullying over weight led girl to kill self

Apr. 24, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit against the Redmond School District says a sixth-grader killed herself because a boy at school regularly bullied her about her weight. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Maranda Riboli, mother of 12-year-old Brooklyn Brehm, is also suing her daughter's teacher...

Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

Apr. 24, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts'...

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

Apr. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones has sued the Foreign Ministry after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprives him of his right to travel and interferes with press freedom. Kosuke Tuneoka was stopped at Tokyo's Haneda airport in February on...

Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new bridge proposed for North Carolina's barrier islands is being challenged by local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. A lawsuit challenging state and federal approval of the Mid Currituck Bridge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh by the Southern...

Kings coach Luke Walton accused of sex assault in lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. "I thought he was going to rape me," Kelli Tennant said at a news conference Tuesday, one day after TMZ reported that she was suing Walton. Tennant alleges that Walton...

US judge in Oregon to block new Trump abortion policy

Apr. 23, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. judge in Oregon said Tuesday he intends to at least partially block a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration that could cut off federal funding for providers who refer patients for an abortion, though the scope of his decision remains to be seen. U.S. District...

Garrett Popcorn sues ex-employee it says stole its recipes

Apr. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of a famed Chicago popcorn business has sued a former employee, accusing her of stealing thousands of files including information about its secret recipes. Garrett Popcorn Shops filed the federal lawsuit Monday against Aisha Putnam, one of three people the company says knows the...

Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S. corporations...

The Latest: Accuser details claim against Luke Walton

Apr. 23, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A former sports reporter who is suing Luke Walton for sexual assault says the new Sacramento Kings coach held her down, kissed and groped her in a hotel room,...

Oregon measure tackles racially biased 911 calls

Apr. 23, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A black Oregon lawmaker who had the police called on her while she was campaigning is now sponsoring a bill that would allow people in similar situations to sue the caller. The House voted 57-1 Tuesday to allow victims of those calls to file a small claims lawsuit up to $250. The move...