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Twitter to pay $809.5 million to settle shareholder lawsuit

Sep. 21, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter said Monday it will pay $809.5 million to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors about how much its user base was growing and how much users interacted with its platform. The San Francisco...

Key hearing set in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case

Sep. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A key hearing before a Delaware judge could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America might be able to emerge from bankruptcy later this year. The Boy Scouts, based in Irving, Texas, sought bankruptcy protection in February 2020 amid an onslaught of...

Justices to hear argument in victims' rights amendment case

Sep. 21, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fate of a constitutional amendment for victims' rights that Pennsylvania voters apparently approved overwhelmingly nearly two years ago goes before the state's highest court on Tuesday. The state Supreme Court justices will hear oral argument...

Legislators sue to rein in governor on pandemic relief

Sep. 21, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to limit Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's authority over more than $1 billion in federal relief. The lawsuit from the Republican Party's top-ranked Senator and a Democratic colleague accuses...

Texas doctor who defied state's new abortion ban is sued

Sep. 20, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law all but dared supporters of the state's near-total ban on the procedure to try making an early example of him by filing a lawsuit — and by Monday, two people obliged. ...

Consultants sued over 2018 deaths of women in sheriff's van

Sep. 20, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence have filed lawsuits alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency. The lawsuits...

Court order sought to end mask mandate in Vegas-area schools

Sep. 20, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Parents of students in the Las Vegas area who filed a lawsuit last month challenging Nevada’s COVID-19 mask mandates asked a federal judge on Monday to issue an emergency order allowing children to attend school without masks. The lawsuit filed...

Lawyer says US journalist in Myanmar jail seems disheartened

Sep. 20, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. journalist Danny Fenster, imprisoned in Myanmar for almost four months while awaiting trial, appeared disheartened during a court hearing Monday, his lawyer said. Fenster has been charged with incitement — spreading inflammatory information — an...

California militia member pleads guilty to conspiracy charge

Sep. 20, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An alleged member of a California right-wing militia group pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a federal guard in Oakland more than a year ago. Kenny Miksch, 21, became the fourth member of the so-called Grizzly...

Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

Sep. 20, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate died at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the troubled facility's death toll to 11 this year, authorities said. Isaabdul Karim, 42, died at a jail infirmary just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Department of Correction said in a...