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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women's sports fight

Sep. 17, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced a proposed settlement Thursday. In addition to restoring the women’s equestrian and women’s fencing teams to varsity...

Federal judge awards $440,000 in forced catheterization suit

Sep. 16, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has approved legal settlements totaling $440,000 for people in South Dakota who were subjected to forced catheterizations to check for drug use. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange ruled in April that police who used forced catheterizations violated the Fourth...

Kentucky Elections board settles whistleblower's lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Board of Elections has voted to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit with a former staff member who said he was fired in 2017 for accusing the Secretary of State’s Office of improperly gathering voter information during campaigns. The state will pay Matthew...

FILE - Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

'Say her name': City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family

Sep. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman's family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. But Taylor’s...

Town settles lawsuit over nixed Orthodox Jewish expansion

Sep. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has reached an agreement in a federal lawsuit that accused it of illegally denying an Orthodox Jewish group's attempt to expand its footprint, the U.S. attorney's office for New Jersey announced Tuesday. If the agreement is approved by a judge, Woodcliff Lake...

Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks as Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, right, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, left, look on during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Automakers Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

Sep. 14, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California...

FILE—In this file photo from June 5, 2019, former Dr. William Husel, center, arrives at the downtown Columbus Division of Police headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. An Ohio hospital system has reached more settlements related to Husel, who is accused of ordering excessive painkillers for dozens of patients and has pleaded not guilty to 25 counts of murder. The related settlements involving the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System now total more than $16.7 million. That includes three settlements of $750,000 each that were filed in the past two weeks. (Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Hospital settlements tied to doc in murder case now top $16M

Sep. 11, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital system has reached more settlements related to an intensive care doctor who is charged with murder and accused of ordering excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died. The settlements involving the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System now total more...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, windows are broken at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas, the room from where Stephen Craig Paddock fired on a nearby music festival, killing 58 and injuring others, on Oct. 1, 2017. An $800 million settlement by casino giant MGM Resorts International could be in the hands of more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history by January 2021. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Las Vegas shooting victims closer to getting $800M payout

Sep. 10, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 4,400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history could receive a total of $800 million in payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers by January, the casino giant and attorneys said Thursday. After a year arranging details, Robert...

Alton Sterling case: Baton Rouge nixes $5M settlement offer

Sep. 10, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys representing the children of Alton Sterling, a Black man fatally shot by a Baton Rouge police officer in 2016, said Thursday that a decision by local officials against offering $5 million to settle a pending civil case showed they were uninformed about the matter. Sterling was...

West Virginia hospital settles whistleblower suit for $50M

Sep. 9, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A financially strapped West Virginia hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $50 million to resolve claims that it improperly issued payments and kickbacks to physicians under the direction of management, the U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday. The Justice...