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Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Apr. 17, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hugh Grant accepted “an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant said...

Whistleblowers outline allegations of nepotism and retaliation within Albuquerque's police academy

Apr. 17, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several members of the Albuquerque police academy’s training staff who were dismissed from their duties last summer filed a lawsuit Wednesday outlining allegations of nepotism and retaliation by leadership within the force. The whistleblower complaint...

NCAA allows transfers to be immediately eligible, no matter how many times they've switched schools

Apr. 17, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order. The NCAA announced the Division I Council's...

Who owns businesses in California? A lawmaker wants the public to know

Apr. 17, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to require business owners and landlords to disclose their identities under legislation aimed at cracking down on opaque ownership structures that have enabled some companies to skirt state laws without facing consequences. ...

Abu Ghraib military contractor warned bosses of abuses 2 weeks after arriving, testimony reveals

Apr. 17, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A civilian contractor sent to work as an interrogator at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison resigned within two weeks of his arrival and told his corporate bosses that mistreatment of detainees was likely to continue. Jurors saw the October 2003 email from...

New Hampshire man who brought decades-old youth center abuse scandal to light testifies at trial

Apr. 17, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — David Meehan, whose allegations of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center sparked nearly a dozen arrests and more than a thousand lawsuits, finally took the witness stand Wednesday, seven years after he first told his wife, “They raped me.” ...

Kentucky spokeswoman: School is 'distressed' to hear of alleged sexual misconduct by ex-swim coach

Apr. 17, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky spokeswoman says the school is “distressed to hear disturbing allegations” of sexual assault by former swimming and diving coach Lars Jorgensen outlined in a lawsuit by two former team members and will cooperate fully with law enforcement. ...

Family of Minnesota man shot to death by state trooper in traffic stop files civil rights lawsuit

Apr. 17, 2024 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Minnesota man who was killed by a state trooper during a traffic stop filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday, alleging that the fatal shooting was unjustified and unlawful. The lawsuit names Troopers Ryan Londregan, who shot Ricky Cobb II,...

Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

Apr. 17, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for workers who are transferred from one job to another against their will to pursue job discrimination claims under federal civil rights law, even when they are not demoted or docked pay. Workers only have to show...

Executor of O.J. Simpson's estate plans to fight payout to the families of Brown and Goldman

Apr. 16, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded by a California civil jury nearly three decades ago in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron...