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Tyre Nichols documents: Officer never explained stop to him

Feb. 08, 2023 20:42 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The officer who pulled Tyre Nichols from his car before police fatally beat him never explained why he was being stopped, newly released documents show, and emerging reports from Memphis residents suggest that was common. The Memphis Police Department...

AG's Office defends lawmaker use of ‘legislative privilege’

Feb. 08, 2023 20:10 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State lawmakers can refuse to provide certain records to the public, the Washington Attorney General's office says in court filings. Documents filed this week in response to a lawsuit over the issue say, “Defendants are immune from being required to produce...

Residents can return after air deemed safe from derailment

Feb. 08, 2023 18:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Evacuated residents can return to the Ohio village where crews burned toxic chemicals after a train derailed five days ago near the Pennsylvania state line now that monitors show no dangerous levels in the air, authorities said Wednesday. ...

Pine Tree Power supporter seeks to stop public vote on debt

Feb. 08, 2023 15:26 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A supporter of a proposal to create a consumer-owned electric utility is suing to stop a separate popular vote that could stymie the effort by restricting long-term debt needed to buy out the existing utilities. The lawsuit filed Monday asks a judge to reverse...

Poorer districts win challenge to Pa. public school funding

Feb. 07, 2023 20:40 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday that the state's system of funding public schools falls woefully short and violates students’ constitutional rights, siding with poorer districts in a lawsuit launched nearly a decade ago in pursuit of billions of dollars in additional...

Family sues fraternity for $28M over pledge's hazing death

Feb. 07, 2023 17:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a Virginia Commonwealth University fraternity pledge who died from alcohol poisoning in a 2021 hazing is suing the fraternity for $28 million. A police investigation found that Adam Oakes, a 19-year-old who had received a bid to the Delta Chi...

Minn. governor trusts energy law will survive ND suit threat

Feb. 07, 2023 17:31 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov Tim Walz signed a bill Tuesday that requires Minnesota utilities to get 100% of their electricity from carbon-free sources by 2040, saying he's confident it will stand up against a threatened lawsuit from coal and gas producing North Dakota. ...

Wisconsin student's dad sues over officer's neck restraint

Feb. 07, 2023 15:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that an off-duty police officer improperly restrained his 12-year-old daughter during a fight in a Wisconsin middle school last year by placing his knee on her neck similar to how Derek Chauvin fatally restrained George...

German court rejects climate lawsuit against automaker BMW

Feb. 07, 2023 09:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by environmental campaigners seeking to force automaker BMW to stop selling vehicles with combustion engine by 2030. The group Environmental Action Germany, also known by its German acronym DUH, argued that manufacturers...

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

Feb. 06, 2023 18:39 PM EST

Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter's wishes. Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his...