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City to settle sexual harassment suit for $127K

Jan. 24, 2019 12:28 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city of Philadelphia has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee at the Sheriff's Office for $127,500. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a lawyer for Sheriff Jewell Williams says the 61-year-old had no part in the settlement, and it "does not mean the...

The Latest: Los Angeles teachers ratify deal by large margin

Jan. 24, 2019 12:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 9 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract that ended a six-day strike. United Teachers Los Angeles announced Wednesday that 81 percent of union members who voted approved the deal....

AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency

Jan. 23, 2019 10:51 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Adam Crapser lives in limbo, a stranger in South Korea, the country of his birth. Forcibly separated from his wife, children and friends in America, he is isolated by language and culture, left alone to navigate this sprawling city he's been expelled to four decades after being...

Jackson Lee steps down from 2 leadership posts after lawsuit

Jan. 23, 2019 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from two leadership positions following a lawsuit from a former employee who says her sexual assault complaint was mishandled. Jackson Lee will no longer serve as leader of one of the House Judiciary Committee's key...

Family of slain Mongolian seeks answers in Malaysia lawsuit

Jan. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EST

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer said Wednesday. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and blown up with military-grade plastic explosives in a jungle outside Kuala...

A 50-year Chicago housing discrimination case settled

Jan. 23, 2019 8:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday approved a settlement between the Chicago Housing Authority and a public interest law group that will lead to the end of more than 50 years of federal oversight of public housing in the city. The settlement concedes the housing authority has implemented programs...

The Latest: Jackson Lee leaves black caucus foundation post

Jan. 23, 2019 8:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas (all times local): 8 p.m. Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is stepping down from her position as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in addition to leaving her post as leader of one of the House...

Student tackled for stealing own car settles suit for $1.25M

Jan. 23, 2019 7:22 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own, his attorney said. Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz...

BlocBoy JB sues video game 'Fortnite' over 'Shoot' dance

Jan. 23, 2019 7:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest to sue "Fortnite," saying the popular video game is using his "Shoot" dance without permission or compensation. The Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper, real name James Baker, filed a lawsuit against "Fortnite" maker Epic Games in federal court...

Brian Kemp quietly settles lawsuit over bad business loan

Jan. 23, 2019 6:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Just prior to taking office, Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp quietly settled a lawsuit that said he owed $500,000 for a loan he negotiated and guaranteed for a struggling agricultural company. Court documents show a consent order between Kemp, the company Hart AgStrong and financier...