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Claims: Migrant children molested in U.S.-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ Dozens of families separated at the border as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to...

Children's Theatre says 6 abuse victims settle lawsuits

Aug. 15, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis says it has settled lawsuits filed by six individuals who say they were sexually abused by the former artistic director and two former employees decades ago. The theatre company says terms of the settlement are private. Seventeen plaintiffs have...

Golden Corral settles lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

Aug. 15, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Golden Corral restaurant in Virginia has settled a lawsuit by two black women who accused it of racial discrimination. The Roanoke Times reported Wednesday that lawyers have confirmed the case was settled just before a trial was set to begin on July 29. Phyllis Williams and her...

Washington state city settles lawsuit with former official

Aug. 14, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A city in Washington state has settled a lawsuit stemming from the removal of an administrator who faced allegations of enriching himself through his position. The Yakima Herald reported Tuesday that the Wapato City Council has finalized an agreement regarding Juan Orozco that was...

Tentative deal set to allow NWHL resume use of Beauts logos

Aug. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The National Women's Hockey League is close to resuming use of the Buffalo Beauts logos and marketing material after reaching a tentative agreement of its lawsuit against the team's former owners. Documents filed in federal court Aug. 5 show the league and Pegula Sports and...

Editorials from around Oregon

Aug. 14, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ Mail Tribune, Aug. 13, on state procedures for issuing drivers licenses: Bill Greenstein's lawsuit alleging the state of Oregon wrongly issued a driver's license to the repeat drunk driver who killed his wife is now settled. What's not settled is whether Oregon is...

Ford extends transmission warranty for 560K Fiestas, Focuses

Aug. 14, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission. The company has faced a string of lawsuits and complaints about the transmissions, which can lurch into gear or feel like they...

Airbnb settles discrimination suit brought by black women

Aug. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Airbnb has settled a lawsuit brought by several Oregon women who said the site allowed vacation rental owners to discriminate against customers based on race. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports African American plaintiffs Pat Harrington, Carlotta Franklin and Ebony Price alleged that by...

Parents, school district reach settlement after teen's death

Aug. 14, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) — The parents of a 17-year-old who died by suicide have reached a settlement with the Missouri school district he attended. Angela and Michael Suttner sued the Howard County School District and several school officials after their son, Kenneth Suttner, shot himself in December 2016. They...