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Ride at Iowa amusement park where boy died will never reopen

Feb. 05, 2023 16:17 PM EST

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — The ride at an Iowa amusement park where an 11-year-old boy was killed in 2021 will never reopen, the park's owners said. Bill Lentz, Adventureland's general manager, said in a letter posted on the park's website Friday that after spending months reviewing the...

Jury: Musk didn't defraud investors with 2018 Tesla tweets

Feb. 03, 2023 20:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISO (AP) — A jury on Friday decided Elon Musk didn’t defraud investors with his 2018 tweets about electric automaker Tesla in a proposed deal that quickly unraveled and raised questions about whether the billionaire had misled investors. The nine-member jury reached its...

Detainee's death adds to scrutiny of South Carolina jail

Feb. 03, 2023 18:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A detainee's body was found dead about 18 hours after five men beat him in a South Carolina jail where the sheriff said many cell doors don't lock — the latest troubling incident in a detention center described as a “death trap” by the lawyer for a different man found...

Snowboarders sue coach, USOPC in assault, harassment case

Feb. 03, 2023 17:43 PM EST

Olympic bronze medalist Rosey Fletcher has filed a lawsuit accusing former snowboard coach Peter Foley of sexually assaulting, harassing and intimidating members of his team for years, while the organizations overseeing the team did nothing to stop it. Fletcher is a plaintiff in one...

Lawmakers raise concerns, delay prison healthcare contract

Feb. 02, 2023 21:19 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Members of a legislative oversight committee on Thursday raised concerns about the Alabama prison system's $1 billion inmate healthcare contract, questioning a state official about the cost, selection process and lawsuits filed against an earlier version of the company. ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over US utility's long-term deals

Feb. 02, 2023 18:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by environmental groups that challenged how the nation's largest public utility signs up local power providers for two-decade contracts. On Wednesday, a ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Parker in Memphis sided...

ACLU settles two lawsuits of police abuse cases in Louisiana

Feb. 02, 2023 18:36 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group in New Orleans is pointing to two federal lawsuit settlements as examples of how civil litigation can hold police accountable for violent tactics in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana...

Oklahoma AG apologizes for cabinet secretary's indictment

Feb. 02, 2023 16:56 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new attorney general has apologized to one of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s former cabinet secretaries for his criminal indictment in 2020 by a previous attorney general, saying he believes the secretary “committed no wrongdoing.” Attorney General...

Feds seized records, phone of former Michigan House leader

Feb. 02, 2023 14:56 PM EST

A former leader of the Michigan House had his phone seized as part of a federal investigation that involved grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and bank records, according to court documents. The details were disclosed in a lawsuit against Rick Johnson and his wife, Janice, over...

Sponsor: Bill to legalize, tax 'skill game' machines dead

Feb. 02, 2023 10:42 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A senior Virginia Republican lawmaker said this week that his legislation that aimed to legalize and tax a certain type of electronic betting machine that has proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state is dead, but the broader fight isn't over. ...