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Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd's death?

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis officers headed to a federal trial on civil rights charges this week in the death of George Floyd aren’t as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring. Thomas Lane and J. Kueng...

BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking

Jan. 19, 2022 12:59 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad went to court after the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

Democratic Senate candidate files election lawsuits

Jan. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate filed two lawsuits Tuesday alleged that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter...

New York AG says Trump's company misled banks, tax officials

Jan. 19, 2022 12:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general says her investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to get loans and tax benefits. In a court...

Wisconsin Supreme Court takes up redistricting arguments

Jan. 19, 2022 11:35 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether political boundary lines drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers or someone else should be the enacted for the next decade in arguments over redistricting. The...

Judge refuses to toss excessive force claims in man's death

Jan. 19, 2022 11:24 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit's claims that police on Maryland’s Eastern Shore used excessive force on a 19-year-old Black man who died in 2018 during a struggle with officers who handcuffed him and shackled his legs. Relatives of...

Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father's captivity

Jan. 19, 2022 10:49 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Lebanese American man’s survivors, who filed an ambitious lawsuit last year alleging Lebanon’s security agency kidnapped and tortured him before he died in the U.S., hope to find an opening after the agency recently responded in an American court. Amer...

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Jan. 19, 2022 00:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election that fueled the lie that race had been stolen from the former president. ...

Former New York Post editor alleges harassment, retaliation

Jan. 18, 2022 21:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Post editor whose departure was announced Tuesday alleged she was fired two months after revealing to an executive that former editor Col Allan had sexually harassed her. The Post said any suggestion of wrongdoing related to Editor-in-Chief Keith Poole's...

Martinique court dismisses slavery reparations lawsuit

Jan. 18, 2022 20:42 PM EST

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — An appeals court in the French Caribbean island of Martinique on Tuesday dismissed a request from groups seeking slavery reparations in a blow to efforts that began more than 15 years ago. The court provided several reasons for its ruling, noting...