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Hawaii school reaches settlement with drowned boy's family

Apr. 19, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy who drowned during a kayaking excursion has reached a $7.2 milliom settlement in a lawsuit against the Hawaii private school that operated the spring break program. In announcing the amount Monday, lawyers for the family...

Cowboys for Trump founder appeals recall bid to high court

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court as he seeks to fend off an effort to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Griffin filed a notice of appeal Monday with the...

Arkansas officials hear Baffert's appeal of drug positives

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, fined and suspended last year by Arkansas racing officials for a pair of drug positives, sat through nearly nine hours of testimony Monday on the first day of his appeal hearing. Besides being fined, Baffert was hit with a 15-day...

Repeated Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials

Apr. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after more than 25,000 National Guard troops poured into the nation's capital to secure President Joe Biden's inauguration, Defense Department and Guard officials are losing patience and are denying some of the city's recurring requests for troops to protect...

Prosecutor: FedEx shooter didn't have 'red flag' hearing

Apr. 19, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis never appeared before a judge for a hearing under Indiana's “red flag” law, even after his mother called police last year to say her son might commit “suicide by cop," a...

California woman charged in deaths of her young 3 children

Apr. 19, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman has been charged with killing her three young children in Los Angeles earlier this month, prosecutors said Monday. Liliana Carrillo, 30, is charged with three counts of murder, with an allegation of using a knife as a deadly and...

Judge in Chauvin trial calls Waters' comments 'abhorrent'

Apr. 19, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd on Monday called recent comments by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters “abhorrent," saying they could lead to a verdict being appealed and overturned. Waters, a...

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd's death goes to the jury

Apr. 19, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The murder case against former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday in a city on edge against another round of unrest like the one that erupted last year over the harrowing video of Chauvin with his knee on the Black man's neck. ...

Volunteer medic hit by tear gas canister sues federal agents

Apr. 19, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A volunteer medic who was hit in the chest with a tear gas canister fired by a federal officer during racial injustice protests in Portland last summer sued U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials and agents Monday. Nate Cohen had just doused a...

Tennessee House OKs new transgender 'bathroom bill'

Apr. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don't reflect their gender at birth. ...