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Judge allows parts of islander suit alleging discrimination

Apr. 11, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is letting part of a lawsuit proceed alleging a Georgia county denied services to residents of Sapelo Island in part because they are Black, but with fewer plaintiffs. The Brunswick News reports U.S. District Judge Stan Baker said...

Las Vegas family awarded $29.5M in allergic reaction case

Apr. 11, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a woman who was left brain damaged after being treated for a severe allergic reaction by an ambulance service in Las Vegas in 2013. Then-27-year-old Chantel Giacalone went into anaphylactic shock after...

Prosecutors defend newer charges against Ghislaine Maxwell

Apr. 10, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors hope to preserve a July trial date for Ghislaine Maxwell by defending a late-hour expansion of charges against her, saying they developed when a woman spoke after Maxwell’s arrest about her abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein in the early 2000s. ...

Sentencing ends case of vandals who trespassed on naval base

Apr. 10, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant found guilty of illegal entry and vandalism of a Navy base in Georgia in 2018 has been sentenced in the case. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Mark Peter Colville, 59, of New Haven, Connecticut, on...

Prosecutor won't retry parents in baby's death a decade ago

Apr. 10, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A prosecutor says he won't retry a Georgia couple for their newborn daughter's death more than a decade ago after the state's highest court overturned their murder convictions. Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit Mark Jones has filed motions to drop all...

Appeals court OKs new trial for mom in baby's 2001 death

Apr. 10, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Battle Creek woman convicted of her daughter's death nearly 20 years ago has presented enough new evidence to get a second trial, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The court on Thursday affirmed a decision by a judge who said Tonia...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

Lawmakers given more time to redraw Oregon political lines

Apr. 09, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Legislature will have until Sept. 27 to complete the redistricting process, giving lawmakers more time to draw political boundaries following a delay in crucial census data. The unanimous decision...

Court rules for Democrats in debate over legislative session

Apr. 09, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated a judge's ruling that upheld the New Hampshire House Speaker's refusal to provide remote access to legislative sessions to lawmakers who are at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Seven...

Man arrested at protest in Des Moines acquitted of charge

Apr. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man arrested last spring during a protest in Des Moines calling attention to racial injustice has been acquitted of a misdemeanor count of failure to disperse. A judge on Thursday found Daniel Butts, 33, of Des Moines, not guilty of the count,...