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Father of Waffle House shooting suspect wants suit dropped

Jan. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim's mother thrown out. The suit accuses Jeffrey Reinking of negligence and conspiracy for returning several guns to his mentally unstable son....

Patient's widow: Hospital safeguards 'failed tremendously'

Jan. 17, 2019 8:10 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 44-year-old excavator was taken to the emergency room with shortness of breath. Breathing trouble also sent a 64-year-old woman to the same hospital. A third patient, a 79-year-old woman with health problems, was transferred from an assisted care facility. Now their relatives...

US government files appeals notice after 2020 census ruling

Jan. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge's ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice Department attorney based in Washington, filed the one-page notice of...

Hotel dishwasher forced to work Sundays awarded $21 million

Jan. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jurors say a Florida hotel dishwasher should get $21.5 million after her employer failed to honor her religious beliefs by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays and eventually firing her. The Sun Sentinel reports a federal jury in Miami found for 60-year-old Marie Jean Pierre on...

Lawsuit: Student told her skin was 'too dark' to perform

Jan. 17, 2019 4:40 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school's dance team after being told her skin was "too dark" and would clash with the color of the team's costumes. Camille Sturdivant also alleges she...

Lawsuit over amendment shielding some Jewish schools tossed

Jan. 17, 2019 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an advocacy group's lawsuit over a New York state lawmaker's attempt to shield ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools from oversight. U.S. District Judge Leo Glasser ruled late Wednesday that the group Young Advocates for Fair Education, or YAFFED lacks standing to sue...

Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

Jan. 17, 2019 2:59 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Workers who sued General Motors after nooses and racist graffiti were found at its largest U.S. transmission plant nearly two years ago are still facing racial harassment, their attorney said Thursday. Just this week, one of the workers found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his...

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

Jan. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the...

Pakistani-born math teacher sues Jefferson City district

Jan. 17, 2019 1:50 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Pakistani-born math teacher who alleges he's been singled out and passed over for opportunities has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Jefferson City school district. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 52-year-old Naveed Malik, of Columbia, filed the lawsuit...

Mediation eyed in accusers' lawsuits about Ohio State doctor

Jan. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two lawsuits alleging Ohio State University ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct decades ago by a team doctor are headed toward mediation. Federal Judge Michael Watson on Thursday told attorneys involved to recommend potential mediators for the lawsuits brought by scores of men...