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Black man shot by police in Iowa settles suit for $400K

Oct. 24, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Black man who was shot by police outside an Iowa nightclub five years ago and alleged he was singled out because of his race has agreed to a nearly $400,000 settlement. Jovan Darnell Webb, 33, was wounded while attempting to pull out of the New World nightclub parking lot in...

Clean water fund set up after South Carolina gas spill suit

Oct. 24, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county will benefit from $1.5 million secured by environmental groups in a lawsuit over one of the largest gas pipeline spills in state history. The Southern Environmental Law Center announced the settlement Friday, the Greenville News reported. The money is...

Company that maintains rest stops settles EEOC lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based company under contract to maintain state-owned rest areas will pay more than $39,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said. A news release from the commission on Friday said Liberty Support Services, Inc....

New Mexico high court denies lawsuit settlement challenge

Oct. 23, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a settlement challenge in a lawsuit over an alleged "pay-to-play" scheme dating back to the administration of Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson. Former state Educational Retirement Board Investment Chief Frank Foy and his late wife Suzanne B....

Ansley schools settle lawsuit over student's alleged rape

Oct. 22, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ANSLEY, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska school paid $650,000 to settle a lawsuit over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old disabled student during a basketball game. Ansley Public Schools was sued by the victim's mother, who claimed in the federal lawsuit the school did not do enough to protect her daughter...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot problems two weeks before Election Day. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

GOP to high court: Halt longer N. Carolina absentee deadline

Oct. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

President Donald Trump’s campaign and North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to return the state to a shorter deadline for accepting late-arriving absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day. The legislative leaders argue in their appeal that the...

Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleads guilty, agrees to $2B settlement in foreign corruption probe of Malaysian wealth fund

Oct. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleads guilty, agrees to $2B settlement in foreign corruption probe of Malaysian wealth fund.

Augusta Commission agrees to settlement in reverse bias case

Oct. 22, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Augusta Commission agreed to pay $110,000 to settle the reverse discrimination complaints of a white worker who claimed she was mistreated after a Black man was elected as probate judge for the first time. Commissioners agreed to approve a settlement of Angela Rice's suit over her...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

Oct. 21, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Purdue Pharma, the company behind OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 21, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google: The internet has been a powerful source of innovation and opportunity in the half-century since the first electronic message was sent between...