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Volunteer medic hit by tear gas canister sues federal agents

Apr. 19, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A volunteer medic who was hit in the chest with a tear gas canister fired by a federal officer during racial injustice protests in Portland last summer sued U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials and agents Monday. Nate Cohen had just doused a...

Tennessee House OKs new transgender 'bathroom bill'

Apr. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don't reflect their gender at birth. ...

Hawaii school reaches settlement with drowned boy's family

Apr. 19, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who drowned during a kayaking excursion has reached a $7.2 milliom settlement in a lawsuit against the Hawaii private school that operated the spring break program. In announcing the amount Monday, lawyers for the family...

Beshear challenges law shifting fair board appointment power

Apr. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has asked a judge to strike down a Republican-backed law that eroded his appointment authority over the state fair board in the latest partisan political battle to make its way into Kentucky courts. The measure...

Attorney: Accusations against Texans QB based on lies

Apr. 19, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on Monday accused the 22 women who have filed lawsuits alleging they were sexually assaulted or harassed by the NFL player during massages of lying, claiming their assertions are based on “an avalanche of false...

CoreCivic to settle shareholders lawsuit for $56 million

Apr. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CoreCivic says it will pay $56 million to settle a lawsuit by shareholders who accused the private prison operator of inflating its stock prices by misrepresenting the quality and value of its services. The lawsuit was filed in 2016, when...

Judge keeps supervision of union for Disney performers

Apr. 19, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Until there's an election, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters can keep control of a local affiliate whose leader was removed because of complaints of mismanagement from the Disney performers who play such characters as Mickey Mouse and Goofy, a federal judge has...

SC governor, biz groups push for COVID liability protection

Apr. 19, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor is pushing state lawmakers to approve a bill that would prevent people who contract COVID-19 from suing businesses and other groups that have followed federal and state health guidelines. In a letter sent Monday to House...

Israeli PM threatens defamation suit against predecessor

Apr. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to sue his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, if he does not apologize for saying the Israeli leader's family suffers from mental illness. A spokesman for the Netanyahu family confirmed Monday that the...

Insurer to pay $8M to Black man paralyzed by Iowa officer

Apr. 19, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An insurer for the City of Cedar Rapids will pay $8 million to a Black motorist who was paralyzed after a white police officer shot him during a 2016 traffic stop, the city announced Monday. The payout will settle a long-running lawsuit brought by...