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Fort Wayne pays $100K to settle lawsuit with 12 protesters

May. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Fort Wayne has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with 12 people who claimed their constitutional rights were violated during protests two years ago, a report Tuesday said. The city provided details of the settlement to The Journal...

Appeals court revives part of pipeline protester's lawsuit

Mar. 18, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal appeals judges have revived part of a lawsuit filed by an Arizona man who claims law enforcement officers in North Dakota seriously injured him and violated his civil rights during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline five years ago. The...

Report: Feds should create guidelines on less-lethal weapons

Feb. 25, 2022 14:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government should study how police use less-lethal weapons, like tear gas and bean-bag guns, and offer guidance to law enforcement agencies across the U.S. because officers are often left with little information beyond the manufacturer’s guidelines, according to a...

Myanmar opposition protests mark general strike anniversary

Feb. 22, 2022 10:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Opponents of military rule gathered Tuesday for protests in Myanmar’s cities, defying threats by the authorities to arrest anyone joining demonstrations against the army’s takeover a year ago. The protests on Tuesday marked the anniversary of last year’s...

EU sanctions 22 Myanmar officials, gas company, over abuses

Feb. 21, 2022 18:14 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on several top officials in Myanmar and on a lucrative state-owned oil and gas company that has helped fund the military that overthrew the country’s elected government a year ago. The bloc imposed asset freezes and...