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County to pay $240K to teens in solitary confinement lawsuit

Aug. 21, 2018 1:09 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County has agreed to pay $240,000 to a group of teenagers who were allegedly placed in solitary confinement for days or months at an adult jail in suburban Seattle. KUOW-FM reports the four teens and their families filed a federal lawsuit in October, claiming the county's practices...

Lawsuit against ex-Hobbs Catholic priest dropped

Aug. 21, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys have dropped a lawsuit against a former New Mexico priest accused of sexually abusing an adult male parishioner. The Hobbs News-Sun reports attorneys for the alleged victim last week moved to dismiss a lawsuit against former Hobbs St. Helena Catholic Church priest Ricardo Bauza...

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from...

Los Angeles authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

Aug. 20, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities said Monday that they are looking into sexual assault allegations by a young actor against Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said...

ACLU lawyers file suit over Arizona voter address updates

Aug. 20, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Voting rights organizations are suing Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan over concerns that her office isn't updating voters' addresses. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona on Monday announced the lawsuit from multiple voter rights organizations including the League of Women...

Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

Aug. 20, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about child sex abuse allegations in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, The Associated Press erroneously reported how a bill passed by the Pennsylvania House in 2016 would have changed state law. The legislation would have allowed lawsuits to be filed on...

Logo: Kentucky distiller sues Dylan company over trademark

Aug. 20, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan's whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo. Heaven's Door Spirits is co-owned by the musician and debuted this year. WDRB-TV reports a Heaven Hill lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to...

Judge weighs suit challenging arrests of married immigrants

Aug. 20, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston heard arguments on Monday in a case centered on whether immigrants married to U.S. citizens but facing deportation should be allowed to remain in the country while they seek to become legal residents. The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the class action...

Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

Aug. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state's Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed...

Texas pays $600,000 to settle Kearney discrimination lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas agreed to pay $600,000 to settle former women's track coach Bev Kearney's race and gender discrimination lawsuit, according to documents released Monday. Kearney and the school agreed to settle her nearly five-year-old lawsuit in June. Terms were released...