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Delaware governor to back off religious worship restrictions

Jun. 2, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney plans to back off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state attorneys told a federal judge Tuesday. Carney planned to issue new guidance regarding communities of worship either later Tuesday or Wednesday that...

This May 16, 2020, photo provided by Mohamed Soltan shows himself at his home in Fairfax, Va. After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt’s modern history, Mohammed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months. (Bushra Soltan via AP)

Egypt's ex-PM faces torture allegation in American's lawsuit

Jun. 1, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt’s modern history, Mohamed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months. He never thought he'd get a chance to fight back, let alone make it out alive. But...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Maryland guard Jaylen Brantley walks on the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, in College Park, Md. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled FridayMay 29, 2020, that the Copyright Act preempts claims that Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley filed in February 2019 against Epic Games Inc., creator of the wildly popular online shooting game.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Judge tosses ex-basketball players' 'Fortnite' dance lawsuit

Jun. 1, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in...

Republicans sue Clark County for election-related records

Jun. 1, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Republican Party and Republican National Committee are suing Clark County officials for public records related to the June primary election. In a lawsuit filed Monday, the state and local GOP asked a court to force the county to turn over any records related to the county's...

Third lawsuit filed in deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

Jun. 1, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third lawsuit was filed Monday involving the deaths of patients over wrongful insulin injections at a West Virginia veterans hospital. Charleston attorney Tony O’Dell filed the federal lawsuit in the death of John William Hallman. The 87-year-old Navy veteran died at the...

Reps. Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette, left; Stephen Dwight, R-Lake Charles, center; and Jerome

Louisiana lawmakers finish regular session without budget

Jun. 1, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Wrapping up a shortened regular session interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana lawmakers Monday handed business groups the limits on car wreck lawsuits that they've sought for years while punting completion of next year's budget to another session. The House and Senate...

MMA fighter Chris Caterino, left, and boxer Jimmy Laboy train at a social distance along the shore of Salisbury Beach, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Salisbury, Mass. Beachgoers are restricted to keep more than six feet apart due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

State revamps COVID-19 tallies; childcare centers could open

Jun. 1, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials on Monday began reporting both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, a move that significantly increased both totals. Under the new method — which includes probable cases dating back to March 1 — total cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts have...

Kansas governor's team to discuss coronavirus relief funds

Jun. 1, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday that a team she appointed to help her plan for the state's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will begin discussing this week how to spend $1.25 billion in federal relief funds. The Democratic governor also said she is confident that she can...

FILE - In this March 5, 2012, file photo, former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra is seen during his sentencing for grand theft auto in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, Friday, May 29, 2020, ruling the outfielder's reputation already was so tarnished it could not be damaged more.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Judge dismisses Dykstra's suit against ex-teammate Darling

Jun. 1, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, ruling the outfielder's reputation already was so tarnished it could not be damaged more. Dykstra claimed he was defamed when Darling alleged he had made racist remarks toward...

ACLU sues city over arrest of 13-year-old girl

Jun. 1, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on Monday sued the city of Pawtucket and two city school officials over the arrest last year of a 13-year-old girl after a scuffle with another student. The girl's constitutional and statutory rights, including her right to be free...