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Judge approves $800M Las Vegas shooting settlement

Sep. 30, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Nevada has approved a total of $800 million in payouts from casino company MGM Resorts International and its insurers to more than 4,400 relatives and victims of the Las Vegas Strip shooting that was the deadliest in recent U.S. history. Clark County District Court Judge Linda...

Satanic Temple sues company that rejected group's billboards

Sep. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple alleges that an advertising company unfairly refused to display some billboards promoting a ritual offered by the group to help people bypass abortion rules in some states. The group, based in Salem, Massachusetts, announced Wednesday that it has...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 30, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 29 The Greensboro News & Record on former President George H.W. Bush's election loss in 1992: Having lost a tough election in 1992 to Democrat Bill Clinton, President George Herbert Walker Bush, who had seemed unbeatable after the first Persian Gulf...

Minnesota candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis stands after being recognized by Vice President Mike Pence at Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.(Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

Judge rejects candidate's challenge to Minnesota virus rules

Sep. 30, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis to Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions, turning aside the former congressman's arguments that the rules unconstitutionally limit his freedom to campaign. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank...

Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Prosecutor: Breonna Taylor jury recordings delayed to Friday

Sep. 30, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge delayed until Friday the release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police, according to the state attorney general's office. Audio recordings of the proceedings were originally supposed to be released Wednesday. Attorney General...

Applications for mail-in ballots are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Trump campaign threatens to sue over Philly election offices

Sep. 30, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign has threatened a lawsuit by Wednesday afternoon if it does not gain access soon for its campaign officials to observe activity inside newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia, where people can register to vote, apply for mail-in...

Competency exam set for man in Vegas body-in-concrete case

Sep. 30, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has ordered a competency evaluation to determine if a man accused of killing a 24-year-old model and encasing her body in concrete can stand trial next year. Attorneys for Christopher Santo Prestipino have said he reported hearing voices while he was quarantined at the...

Former New Mexico pub owners forced to pay $1.4 settlement

Sep. 30, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former owners of a New Mexico restaurant and pub have been ordered to pay almost $1.4 million one year after a judge ruled that they violated a minimum wage ordinance. Former owners Dennis Bonfantine and Janice Bonfantine will pay $1,375,000 to servers who worked at the Kellys...

Prosecutor: Judge approves 2-day delay in release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case

Sep. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prosecutor: Judge approves 2-day delay in release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor case.
FILE - In this March 29, 2014 file photo, Aziza al-Yousef drives a car on a highway during a women's rights campaign in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her son, Salah al-Haidar, a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, is set to go on trial Thursday in a court established to try terrorism cases in the Saudi capital, Riyadh on charges related to alleged social media posts criticizing the government. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Trump is urged to intervene in trial of US-Saudi national

Sep. 30, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The trial of a U.S. citizen who is also a Saudi national began Wednesday in Saudi Arabia in a counter-terrorism court that has been used to imprison rights activists in a case that could spark further tensions in already uneasy U.S.-Saudi relations. The case of Salah...