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Clarification: NHL-Concussions-Lawsuit story

Jun. 23, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story June 22, The Associated Press reported that former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton were suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The former players allege the league failed to warn about the risks...

Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

Jun. 23, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black." A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in the area....

Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

Jun. 22, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon. Immigration and Customs Enforcement transferred...

Arizona's prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

Jun. 22, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Friday found Arizona's prisons chief to be in civil contempt of court and fined the state $1.4 million for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates. The decision involving Corrections Director Charles Ryan stems from the state's acknowledged failure to follow through...

The Latest: Governor calls contempt ruling unjustified

Jun. 22, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a contempt of court ruling against the Arizona prisons chief for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey's office says a contempt of court ruling against Arizona's prison director for failing to adequately improve...

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Jun. 22, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were filed in federal...

Lawsuit: Boston schools cooperate with immigration officials

Jun. 22, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A coalition of civil rights and student advocacy groups sued the Boston Public Schools on Thursday to find out how much student information the system shares with federal immigration officials. The groups, including the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, allege in the...

Latino teens who alleged abuse at center no longer in US

Jun. 22, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for immigrant children who say they were cuffed and beaten by staff inside a Virginia detention facility said Friday they plan to press forward with a federal civil-rights lawsuit, even though two of the teens involved in the case are no longer in the United States. Hannah M....

The Latest: Lawyer pressing forward on Va. abuse claims

Jun. 22, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia juvenile detention facility where immigrant teens claimed they were abused (all times local): 4:40 p.m. A lawyer for immigrant children who say they were cuffed and beaten by the staff inside a Virginia detention facility says they plan to press forward with a...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump order sows confusion on the border

Jun. 22, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday worked on a plan to reunite separated families, and detained parents struggled to get in touch with their children, some of whom were being held hundreds of miles away. Trump himself took a hard line on the crisis, accusing the Democrats of telling "phony stories...