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Judge sides with tribe in lawsuit over reservation status

Jun. 6, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

A judge has stopped the federal government from rescinding its reservation designation for a Native American tribe's land in Massachusetts, ordering the Interior Department to review the matter and issue new findings. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington, D.C., granted a summary judgment on behalf of...

Hearts with the names of black people who died at the hands of police are displayed on a fence as part of a protest at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, June 6, 2020. People are protesting racial injustice and police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died after he was restrained by Minneapolis police on May 25. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)

Ohio capital's mayor lifts curfew as Floyd protests continue

Jun. 6, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Ohio’s capital city on Saturday rescinded his order for a continuing 10 p.m. curfew during ongoing protests that early on included vandalism, thefts and other disorder. The decision by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther came as hundreds of people again thronged the Ohio...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, talks to the media about the latest actions the state is taking to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, as Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine looks on, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee announced a list of requirements for long-term care facilities and new rules related to the unemployment insurance program for workers impacted by COVID-19. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

State sued for delaying benefits during fraud inquiry

Jun. 6, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys for two laid-off workers are suing Washington state for delays in paying benefits while it reins in rampant unemployment fraud. Northwest News Network reports that the nonprofit Unemployment Law Project, which helps people receive jobless benefits and appeal denied claims,...

Foes of Rhode Island solar project lose legal battle

Jun. 6, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

HOPKINTON, R.I. (AP) — Opponents of a commercial solar energy project in Rhode Island have lost a legal battle in their bid to overturn two zoning amendments to allow the construction of the project in a residential zone The 13 plaintiffs, all Hopkinton residents, filed the complaint in January 2019,...

Suit against NE Indiana sheriff transferred to federal court

Jun. 6, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging that a northeastern Indiana sheriff violated a teenage boy's constitutional rights during an altercation last year at a festival has been transferred to federal court. The lawsuit against Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux was filed by the parents of a...

Kansas agrees to $2.55M settlement with ex-football coach

Jun. 5, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced late Friday it had reached a settlement with former football coach David Beaty, who had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging athletic department officials were trying to circumvent terms of his contract. The school agreed to pay $2.55 million...

A man walks past Grum'D Barbershop, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Euclid, Ohio. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday that casinos, amusement parks and racetracks will be allowed to reopen June 19. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

'Waking up': Casinos, amusement parks to reopen June 19

Jun. 5, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Casinos, amusement parks and racetracks will be allowed to open June 19, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a briefing Friday as he responded to criticism of the state’s measured reopening plan. In addition, the annual Memorial golf tournament in the Columbus suburb of Dublin was approved to take place in...

NH beach restrictions eased; indoor dining resumes June 15

Jun. 5, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Beaches are open again to sunbathers, and a lawsuit challenging the governor's spending authority during the coronavirus pandemic is back on the docket. Coronavirus-related developments Friday in New Hampshire: ___ DINING AND DANCING: New Hampshire restaurants can resume indoor dining...

Idaho Supreme Court considers State Superintendent lawsuit

Jun. 5, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical on Friday about whether the Legislature can legally shift some duties previously handled by one statewide elected official to a different entity. The question — of exactly which responsibilities the superintendent of public...

Court allows amusement park death lawsuit to move forward

Jun. 5, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wife of a central Iowa amusement park employee killed in an accident at the park in 2016 can proceed with a federal lawsuit and the park’s insurance company may have to pay damages, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court had to consider whether the insurance...