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Ex Blackhawks player participates in assault investigation

Sep. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney who represents a former Chicago Blackhawks player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010 said Friday her client has been interviewed as part of the team’s review of the accusations. A former federal...

Chief justice says ruling guts access to police records

Sep. 24, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a sheriff’s office did not have to turn over records about a fatal shooting by a deputy, a ruling that broadly interpreted an exemption for investigative records and prompted a sharply worded dissent by the court's...

Judge dismisses execution lawsuit, reprimands AG's office

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday paved the way for Alabama to proceed with a lethal injection next month, but also reprimanded the state attorney general’s office for giving false information to the court during the litigation centered on forms given to death row inmates...

Judge denies state police union bid for vaccination delay

Sep. 24, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Superior Court judge has turned down a request by the union that represents 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers to delay Gov. Charlie Baker’s state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate. The State Police Association of Massachusetts filed a...

GOP's Ohio legislative maps hit with 2nd lawsuit in 2 days

Sep. 24, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s newly drawn legislative district maps were hit Friday with the second lawsuit in two days that alleges Republican gerrymandering that violated the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by the National Democratic...

Wisconsin Republicans take redistricting case to high court

Sep. 24, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican state lawmakers on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats that asks a federal court to draw political boundary lines in the battleground state. The filing by attorneys...

Health care workers challenge Rhode Island's vaccine mandate

Sep. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people employed in Rhode Island's health care industry have filed a federal challenge to the state's coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, alleging it is unconstitutional because it does not allow religious exemptions. ...

Delaware sues Monsanto alleging damage to natural resources

Sep. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against chemical company Monsanto and spinoffs Solutia and Pharmacia, alleging long-lasting damage to the state's natural resources. The lawsuit filed Delaware Superior Court on Wednesday alleges...

Hastert's settlement with accuser to be finalized Monday

Sep. 24, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The deadline for attorneys to finalize an out-of-court settlement between former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse was delayed until next week, the court clerk's office said Friday. A hearing on the...

Second Tennessee judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt-out

Sep. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday handed down a second blow to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's contentious order allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements, ruling that Knox County Schools must implement a mask mandate to help protect children with health problems...