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Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

Apr. 15, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

A judge in Texas is set to hear arguments Monday in rap star Travis Scott’s request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston. Scott headlined the concert during which 10 people were killed as authorities and festival organizers responded to...

Kentucky AD Barnhart: No comment on suit by former swimmers alleging sexual misconduct by ex-coach

Apr. 14, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart says he can't comment on a lawsuit filed by two former swim team members against him, the school and former coach Lars Jorgensen, alleging sexual assaults including rape by Jorgensen and claiming the school “purposefully”...

Pope Francis sides with Peruvian villagers who accused Catholic group of trying to steal their land

Apr. 14, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday sided with a group of Peruvian villagers who have complained that companies linked to a powerful South American church group have tried to evict them from their land using lawsuits and obscure land titling schemes. In a video recorded...

US judge tosses out lawsuits against Libyan commander accused of war crimes

Apr. 14, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge has tossed out a series of civil lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in Virginia and was accused of killing innocent civilians in that country's civil war. At a court hearing Friday, U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema...

Former Kentucky swimmers sue ex-coaches, AD Mitch Barnhart, alleging 'sexually hostile environment'

Apr. 14, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two former Kentucky swim team members have sued the school, former coach Lars Jorgensen and athletic director Mitch Barnhart, alleging sexual assaults including rape by the former coach and claiming the school “purposefully” disregarded multiple credible reports of...

Alaska judge finds correspondence school reimbursements unconstitutional

Apr. 13, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Reimbursements made to parents for education-related expenses for students in Alaska correspondence schools are unconstitutional, a state court judge has ruled, adding a new twist to a debate over education that lawmakers say may not be quickly resolved. ...

Executor of O.J. Simpson's estate plans to fight payout to the families of Brown and Goldman

Apr. 13, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded by a California civil jury nearly three decades ago in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron...

Maine lawmakers reject bill for lawsuits against gunmakers and advance others after mass shooting

Apr. 13, 2024 08:00 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers turned down a proposal to allow residents to sue gunmakers over injuries stemming from illegal gun sales while advancing several other proposals after last year's Lewiston mass shooting. The Maine House of Representatives previously passed the...

Lawsuit raises questions about a coroner's ruling in the death of Nevada prisoner after beatings

Apr. 12, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mother of a Nevada inmate who died a year ago after he was beaten by corrections officers has filed a lawsuit accusing prison staff of conspiring with the coroner's office in Las Vegas to cover up the death. Annette Walker alleges in the lawsuit filed late...

New York county loses bid to prevent state legal challenge of its ban on female transgender athletes

Apr. 12, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A county outside New York City has lost its bid to block the state from taking legal action against its ban on women’s and girls teams that include female transgender players, state Attorney General Letitia James said Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Nusrat...