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California police say woman tampered with officer’s food

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 PM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who lost a police excessive force lawsuit was arrested on suspicion of tampering with an officer’s food at a McDonald’s restaurant. The Bakersfield Californian reported 21-year-old Tatyana Hargrove was arrested Friday after the restaurant provided...

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads and sales

Nov. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging Juul Labs deliberately targeted teenagers with its early marketing campaigns. The lawsuit filed Monday by California’s attorney general is the latest legal action against Juul. The company faces multiple...

Jury awards $1.4M to man who got vasectomy, not circumcision

Nov. 18, 2019 12:44 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury in Iowa has awarded $1.4 million to a Burmese immigrant who wanted a circumcision but instead got a vasectomy. The Des Moines Register reports that the jury last week leveled a $2 million judgment against Dr. Kevin Birusingh, who performed the vasectomy. But jurors decided...

US asking federal judge to toss out Nevada plutonium lawsuit

Nov. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The federal government is arguing that it has already promised no more weapons-grade plutonium will be sent to Nevada, and the state lacks standing to seek a court order to force the Energy Department to remove it. Documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Reno brand as...

Deliberations enter 4th day at trial over mishandled remains

Nov. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury deliberations are scheduled to resume at a civil trial against the owner of a now-closed Phoenix body donation facility accused of mishandling donated human remains. Monday marks the fourth day of deliberations against Biological Resource Center owner Stephen Gore, who is accused of...

Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions

Nov. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced Monday of a federal lawsuit that called the inmates’ living standards degrading and inhumane. Lawyers for the inmates who sued said the agreement provides people on death...

Alaska tax change group sues over ballot initiative wording

Nov. 17, 2019 11:13 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group seeking changes to Alaska’s oil tax credit system has filed a lawsuit against state officials over language describing its initiative. KTVA-TV reported Sunday that Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share filed a complaint in Anchorage Superior Court Nov. 14 against...

Judge tosses excessive force lawsuit in homeless man’s death

Nov. 17, 2019 4:08 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has dismissed an excessive force lawsuit brought by the family of a central Illinois homeless man who died in 2016 after police restrained him. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric Long ruled Friday that the officers’ actions were...

Insurer asks court to divide money after crash that killed 7

Nov. 17, 2019 2:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families. The Boston Globe reports that Pilgrim Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court Friday asking a judge to divide its $1 million...

2 new lawsuits accuse Jesuit priests in Albuquerque of abuse

Nov. 17, 2019 12:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two new lawsuits have been filed that allege three Jesuit priests who once ministered at a downtown Albuquerque church sexually abused two victims. In a copyright story Sunday, the Albuquerque Journal reports one of the alleged victims contends he was sexually abused eight years...