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Judge picks prosecutors to decide charges against officer

Dec. 08, 2021 16:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A business attorney and a western Wisconsin prosecutor will decide whether to file charges against a former police officer who killed a man in a suburban Milwaukee park five years ago, a judge announced Wednesday. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro...

Mediator ousted in Boy Scouts bankruptcy; deadline extended

Dec. 07, 2021 21:19 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy issued a ruling Tuesday removing a former Delaware bankruptcy judge as a mediator, saying a court filing by the Boy Scouts raised questions about his impartiality. Judge Laura Selber Silverstein...

Oregon lawmakers seek extra $18m for refugee resettlement

Nov. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Oregon prepares to take in approximately 1,200 Afghan refugees in the next 12 months, state lawmakers are asking the Legislature’s emergency board for an additional $18 million to expand services and capacity. Oregon Public Broadcasting...

Legal fight poised over Indiana county's redistricting

Nov. 27, 2021 11:10 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A legal fight is emerging over the redrawing of local election districts in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County. The Democratic-controlled County Council voted this past week to hire a law firm for a possible lawsuit against the new election...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Nov. 24, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. November 20, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuity An Alabama congressman is deservedly under fire after a routine braggadocio statement taking credit for the appropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds for a road project...

Biden administration asks court to allow vaccine mandate

Nov. 23, 2021 14:15 PM EST

The Biden administration on Tuesday asked a federal court to let it move ahead with a workplace rule that would require employees at larger companies to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing. The mandate is a centerpiece of the administration’s efforts...

State attorneys general probing Instagram's effects on kids

Nov. 18, 2021 17:42 PM EST

A group of state attorneys general are investigating the photo-sharing platform Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — now called Meta Platforms — ignored internal research about the physical and mental health dangers it posed to young...

Women travelers to sue Qatar over 'invasive' body searches

Nov. 15, 2021 06:20 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A group of seven Australia-based women plan to sue Qatar's government for being forced to undergo invasive gynecological examinations at Doha's international airport after an abandoned newborn was found in a trash can there last year, their lawyer said on Monday....

Power line debate: Clean energy or environmental harm?

Nov. 15, 2021 01:04 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Stress dissolves when Dena Kurt is out on the water. She paddles on the Mississippi River around 15 hours a week, but she might be on the river twice as long while training for marathon canoe races. “My favorite times to paddle are early in the...

Russia labels LGBT rights group, lawyers as 'foreign agents'

Nov. 09, 2021 07:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities named a prominent LGBT rights group and several lawyers as “foreign agents” on Monday night, continuing a months-long crackdown on activists, opposition supporters and independent media. The Justice Ministry added the Russian LGBT...