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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women's sports fight

Sep. 17, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced a proposed settlement Thursday. In addition to restoring the women’s equestrian and women’s fencing teams to varsity...

Federal judge awards $440,000 in forced catheterization suit

Sep. 16, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has approved legal settlements totaling $440,000 for people in South Dakota who were subjected to forced catheterizations to check for drug use. U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange ruled in April that police who used forced catheterizations violated the Fourth...

Kentucky Elections board settles whistleblower's lawsuit

Sep. 16, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Board of Elections has voted to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit with a former staff member who said he was fired in 2017 for accusing the Secretary of State’s Office of improperly gathering voter information during campaigns. The state will pay Matthew...

FILE - Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

'Say her name': City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family

Sep. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman's family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. But Taylor’s...

Town settles lawsuit over nixed Orthodox Jewish expansion

Sep. 15, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has reached an agreement in a federal lawsuit that accused it of illegally denying an Orthodox Jewish group's attempt to expand its footprint, the U.S. attorney's office for New Jersey announced Tuesday. If the agreement is approved by a judge, Woodcliff Lake...

Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks as Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, right, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, left, look on during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Automakers Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

Sep. 14, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California...

NMU settles bias lawsuit by female professors for $1.46M

Sep. 12, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Four female professors who accused Northern Michigan University of discrimination based on gender have settled a lawsuit for $1.46 million, their attorneys said. The women said men were being paid more for teaching the same classes and were given preferences in choosing classes....

Cash-strapped hospital joins West Virginia University Health

Sep. 11, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

A cash-strapped West Virginia hospital that just settled to pay millions in a whistleblower lawsuit will join the West Virginia University Health System, both groups announced on Friday. The nonprofit Wheeling Hospital, located in northwestern West Virginia and serving Upper Ohio Valley communities, had been...

Judge OKs NORPAC settlement with farms

Sep. 11, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement agreement between the former NORPAC Foods processing company and some 100 member farms, which means they’ll collectively receive $4.5 million. Continued litigation between the defunct food processor and growers would have been highly...

Hells Angels biker gets $25,000 settlement after police stop

Sep. 11, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Five Colorado police agencies paid $25,000 and issued an apology to a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang after an officer joked that he’d shoot the man to get paid vacation. Hells Angels member Anthony Mills filed a lawsuit in April after an incident two years earlier in which...