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California county to pay $32M in child welfare settlement

Jan. 30, 2023 23:44 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Central California's Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs' attorneys said Monday. ...

Trump lawsuit claims Woodward audiobook violates copyright

Jan. 30, 2023 21:17 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against journalist Bob Woodward, claiming he never had permission to publicly release interview recordings made for the book “Rage.” The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Pensacola, Florida, against...

Judge denies LIV plea to expand discovery to Augusta members

Jan. 30, 2023 19:08 PM EST

A federal judge denied a request by LIV Golf to expand discovery in its antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour to include communication with 10 Augusta National members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. LIV Golf had issued subpoenas to five PGA Tour board members...

Carney agrees restriction on judgeships is unconstitutional

Jan. 30, 2023 18:40 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney has acknowledged that a provision splitting positions on Delaware's highest courts between Republicans and Democrats is unconstitutional. Under a proposed consent agreement filed in federal court Monday, Carney agreed that a...

St. Louis to pay $5.2 million after mass arrests in 2017

Jan. 30, 2023 18:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city of St. Louis will pay nearly $5.2 million to settle claims by people who were arrested during a protest in 2017 over the acquittal of a police officer in the shooting death of a Black man, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. According to a proposed class...

Ex-officer involved in 2020 protest shooting avoids prison

Jan. 30, 2023 18:06 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Louisville police officer blamed for instigating a deadly shooting during the 2020 protests over the death of Breonna Taylor was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Katie R. Crews, 30, pleaded guilty last year to one count of using excessive...

Florida sheriff sued for 'Wheel of Fugitive' defamation

Jan. 30, 2023 12:35 PM EST

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Florida sheriff who posts weekly “Wheel of Fugitive" videos on social media, saying that he wasn't a fugitive when his name and image appeared several times in 2021 in the sheriff's posts inspired by the long-running TV game...

McIlroy overcomes Reed, wins Dubai Desert Classic by 1 shot

Jan. 30, 2023 11:26 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy watched his 15-foot birdie putt roll into the cup, clenched his fist and let out a roar to celebrate a victory that felt bigger and sweeter than most. Because of the guy he beat as much as the big title he won. The...

Kentucky sued over counties' costs to house state inmates

Jan. 30, 2023 10:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit claims that Kentucky counties are unfairly stuck with the costs of housing, feeding and providing medical and psychiatric care for state inmates. The suit against the state Corrections Department was filed recently in Franklin Circuit Court by the...

Dismissal of lawsuit over Columbus Day name change upheld

Jan. 28, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of Philadelphia discriminated against Italian Americans in renaming the city's Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day. A U.S. District judge ruled a year...