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Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Dec. 8, 2019 9:08 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge as a lawsuit over the ban plays out in court. Alabama did not appeal the court injunction that blocked the state’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect last month, according to the attorney...

City must pay lost wages to officer who used racial slur

Dec. 8, 2019 4:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An arbitrator ruled that the city of Cincinnati must pay lost wages to a black police officer who was suspended for using a racial slur. Officer Donte Hill was given a written reprimand after he was recorded using a slur while responding to a fight in November 2018, The Cincinnati...

Shooting survivor sues Southern California synagogue

Dec. 8, 2019 3:52 PM EST

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — A man wounded in a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue is suing the house of worship, alleging Chabad of Poway didn't use federal funds meant to hire security to protect worshipers, according to a newspaper report. In the lawsuit obtained by Los Angeles Times, Almog Peretz claims...

Judge: Woman's lawsuit over prison medical care can advance

Dec. 8, 2019 11:50 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a lawsuit about whether a woman who gave birth in a Connecticut prison cell was denied medical care can advance toward a trial. Tianna Laboy's lawyers argue that officials inside York Correctional Institution in East Lyme, Connecticut did not provide proper...

More languages for Indiana driver's manual in lawsuit deal

Dec. 8, 2019 10:03 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana driver’s manual will be translated into four more languages in order to settle a federal lawsuit. The agreement will have the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles by March 2021 provide the manual in Arabic, Burmese, Mandarin and Chin, a language spoken in Myanmar. That...

Guard accused of harassing inmate's girlfriend still has job

Dec. 8, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York correctional officer accused of sexually harassing an inmate’s girlfriend is still on the job, even after the agency sought to fire him for making crude comments to the woman, brushing up against her and sending her unwanted emails. The state prison system concluded...

Chicago Cubs facing federal review over Wrigley Field access

Dec. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether the Chicago Cubs’ ongoing $1 billion renovation of Wrigley Field provides adequate wheelchair access. The Cubs have filed a notice of the review in Chicago federal court where the team is defending itself against a lawsuit filed by a...

2 businesses sue pipeline company over 2016 explosion

Dec. 7, 2019 10:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two businesses whose Northwest Portland storefronts were destroyed by a 2016 gas explosion have filed new lawsuits against the company that was digging at the time. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Portland Bagelworks owners Kim and Rik Bartel are suing Loy Clark Pipeline for $2.6...

Discriminatory housing policy lawsuit in Sunnyside dismissed

Dec. 7, 2019 9:11 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the city of Sunnyside of using its crime-free rental policy to discriminate. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit July 30 in U.S. District Court. The city's crime-free rental program...