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Oklahoma Corrections Department sued over inmate's suicide

Sep. 20, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is being sued for not doing enough to prevent a 25-year-old murder convict from hanging herself in her cell in 2016. Amber Hilberling's estate filed the lawsuit in Oklahoma County District Court in July, alleging the department did not take "any...

Texas church shooting lawsuits against Air Force combined

Sep. 20, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — All federal lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force over a Texas church shooting last year that left more than two dozen worshippers dead will be consolidated into one case, a judge says. Senior U.S. District Judge David Ezra announced Wednesday that the lawsuits will be...

Suit: 'Street Outlaws: Memphis' producers encouraged fight

Sep. 20, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit saying producers of a reality television show about drag racing encouraged violence between him and the host. WTVF-TV reported Wednesday that Chad and Genny Larkin filed the federal lawsuit against Discovery Inc., Pilgrim Media Group and "Street...

Correction: 3D Gun-Lawsuit story

Sep. 20, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Sept. 19 about an arrest warrant being issued for a Texas man accused of having sex with an underage girl, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man's company, Defense Distributed, makes 3D-printed guns. It does not, but it sells the plans to make such weapons. A...

Taiwan tracing US gun company owner accused of sex with girl

Sep. 20, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Thursday it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. The National Immigration Agency...

Lawsuit coming against Portland for police action at protest

Sep. 19, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers say they intend to sue on behalf of a man who was hit in the head by a flash-bang grenade allegedly fired by police in Portland as the officers moved on people protesting an Aug. 4 rally by extreme-right demonstrators. Juan Chavez of the Oregon Justice Resource Center wrote...

Jehovah's Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana

Sep. 19, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two women who say they were sexually abused as children have alleged that the Jehovah's Witnesses failed to report their abuser to authorities in Montana and instead punished him internally by expelling him from the congregation until he repented the following year. A trial begins...

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

Sep. 19, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage....

Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

Sep. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the lawsuit,...

US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

Sep. 19, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government will test and implement a new system to capture and destroy dangerous vapors released at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site as part of a settlement agreement reached Wednesday. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson told reporters that the...