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Lawsuits under New York's new voting rights law reveal racial disenfranchisement even in blue states

Apr. 20, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Weihua Yan had seen dramatic demographic changes since moving to Long Island's Nassau County. Its Asian American population alone had grown by 60% since the 2010 census. Why then, he wondered, did he not see anyone who looked like him on the county's local...

Former resident of New Hampshire youth center describes difficult aftermath of abuse

Apr. 19, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A man who says he was beaten and raped as a teen at New Hampshire's youth detention center testified Friday that he both tried to take his own life and plotted to kill his abusers years later before speaking up. David Meehan, who spent three years at the...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can be disciplined for suit to overturn 2020 election, court says

Apr. 19, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton can face discipline from the state bar association over his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. A disciplinary committee of the State Bar of Texas accused Paxton...

Once praised, settlement to help sickened BP oil spill workers leaves most with nearly nothing

Apr. 19, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

When a deadly explosion destroyed BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 134 million gallons of crude erupted into the sea over the next three months — and tens of thousands of ordinary people were hired to help clean up environmental devastation from the biggest offshore...

BP defeated thousands of suits by sick Gulf spill cleanup workers. But not one by a boat captain

Apr. 19, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

John Maas spent years buying and outfitting a 17-foot aluminum boat called the Superskiff 1 so he could take customers fishing for sea trout and flounder in the Gulf of Mexico. But before the Mississippi captain could make his first charter trip in 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon...

Japanese doctors demand damages from Google over "groundless" reviews

Apr. 19, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A group of Japanese doctors has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. search giant Google, demanding damages for what they claim are unpoliced derogatory and often false comments. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Tokyo District Court, demands 1.4 million yen ($9,400) in...

Ex-youth center resident testifies that counselor went from trusted father figure to horrific abuser

Apr. 18, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The man who blew the lid off decades of abuse allegations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center continued testifying at his civil trial Thursday, describing being treated for gonorrhea after being raped at age 15. But the real turning point, he said,...

San Francisco sues Oakland over new airport name that includes 'San Francisco'

Apr. 18, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco on Thursday sued Oakland after officials there voted in favor of changing the name of the city’s airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport, saying the change will cause confusion and is already affecting its airport financially. ...

First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides

Apr. 18, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Artificial intelligence is helping decide which Americans get the job interview, the apartment, even medical care, but the first major proposals to reign in bias in AI decision making are facing headwinds from every direction. Lawmakers working on these bills, in...

Convenience store chain with hundreds of outlets in 6 states hit with discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 18, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

The Sheetz convenience store chain has been hit with a lawsuit by federal officials who allege the company discriminated against minority job applicants. Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 700 stores in six states, discriminated against Black, Native American and multiracial job...