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Florida condo collapse settlement reached, tops $1 billion

May. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the families who lost relatives in last year's collapse of a Florida condominium tower that killed 98 people reached a $1.02 billion settlement Friday, providing a speedy resolution to lawsuits that could have dragged on for years. The...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Republicans kept off Michigan ballot turn to the courts

May. 27, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Business owner Perry Johnson filed a lawsuit Friday to try to get on Michigan's August primary ballot, the first of many likely legal challenges after five Republican candidates for governor were barred because of too few valid petition signatures. Johnson asked the...

Judge orders US to decide if wolverines need protection

May. 27, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has given U.S. wildlife officials 18 months to decide if wolverines should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, following years of dispute over how much risk climate change and other threats pose to the rare and elusive predators. ...

Federal government sues Alaska over fishing on refuge river

May. 27, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration is suing Alaska over fishing rights on a river that runs through a national wildlife refuge, saying the state is undermining federal efforts to limit harvests when fish numbers are low to local residents in the area of predominantly Indigenous...

Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit, allowing NY probe to go on

May. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, rejecting the former president’s claim that she targeted him out of political animus and allowing her civil investigation into his business practices to continue. ...

Indiana man convicted in neighbor's slaying faces civil suit

May. 27, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana man convicted of fatally shooting a neighbor while the property line between their homes was being surveyed faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s mother. The lawsuit filed last week in Wayne County against Billy Wilson Sr.,...

Former captain sues Deschutes County sheriff

May. 27, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A nearly 30-year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Bend, Oregon, has filed a $2.5 million federal lawsuit against the county, the sheriff, and two private investigators for alleged civil rights violations and retaliation. In his lawsuit, Capt....

Kaul settles DOJ administrator's discrimination complaint

May. 27, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice has agreed to pay an agency administrator $46,276 to resolve her discrimination complaints. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that the department signed the settlement with Division of Criminal Investigation...

Federal judge dismisses Trump lawsuit that had sought to block New York's civil investigation of his business practices

May. 27, 2022 11:30 AM EDT
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal judge dismisses Trump lawsuit that had sought to block New York's civil investigation of his business practices.