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Alaska Native village sues federal agency over gaming hall

Oct. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native Village filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gambling hall, officials said. Officials from Eklutna filed the lawsuit seeking to open a hall in Chugiak, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 14, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S. TROOPS TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAOTIC NORTHERN SYRIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as...

Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

Oct. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov....

California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits

Oct. 13, 2019 8:21 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits.

Moorish group sues Providence police over confrontation

Oct. 13, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Members of a religious group have filed lawsuits accusing Providence police of violating their rights during a near-raid on their temple. The Providence Journal reports police responded to the Moorish group's temple Oct. 5 when someone watching a live feed of a class complained the...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

Hearing set in suit challenging state's vaping products ban

Oct. 13, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products. The hearing Tuesday in Boston federal court is expected to focus on the vaping industry's request to temporarily lift the ban while the broader case is decided. U.S....

Jury awards $50,000 to Oregon commuter arrested in protest

Oct. 12, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has awarded an Oregon man more than $50,000 after he was shoved, pepper-sprayed and arrested by county deputies dealing with hundreds of protesters. The 12-person jury found Multnomah County sheriff's deputies committed a battery and used "more force than was reasonably...

California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

Oct. 12, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by its former chair, Eric Bauman. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that the party has paid $430,000 in attorney fees and $378,348 in...

Jackson and former operator of zoo settle a legal dispute

Oct. 12, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city and the Jackson Zoological Society are close to settling the city's $6 million lawsuit against the nonprofit organization that ran the zoo for nearly 35 years. The Clarion Ledger reports that a deal was reached Friday. It requires approval of the Jackson...