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Black man arrested as white felon twice his age suing police

Jan. 21, 2022 20:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old Black man is suing two police agencies in Nevada after he was misidentified as a white ex-felon nearly twice his age, arrested, and held for six days in jails in two Las Vegas-area jurisdictions. Shane Lee Brown claims civil rights violations, false...

Arizona sues Biden to keep school anti-mask rules

Jan. 21, 2022 19:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sued the Biden administration on Friday over its demand that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don't have mask requirements or that close due to COVID-19 outbreaks. The lawsuit filed in federal...

Church victims push to expand lawsuit window in Nebraska

Jan. 21, 2022 19:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests urged Nebraska lawmakers on Friday to pass a law that would let people who were abused decades ago file lawsuits against the church or other organizations that were negligent. The proposal comes on the...

US medical team to give COVID-19 help to St. Louis hospital

Jan. 21, 2022 18:32 PM EST

A U.S Navy team of medical specialists is scheduled to arrive in the St. Louis region next week to help a hospital strained by an increase in COVID-19 cases, authorities announced Friday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Task Force said a team of 44...

Wisconsin judge refuses to stay drop box restrictions ruling

Jan. 21, 2022 18:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge refused Friday to stay a ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes, rejecting arguments that the decision will confuse voters heading into the Feb. 15 spring primary. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren's decision hands...

City can also represent Honolulu officers in teen's shooting

Jan. 21, 2022 18:15 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu attorneys may represent both the city and three police officers in a civil lawsuit by the family of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police, a judge ruled Friday in response to a motion by the teen’s relatives arguing the officers need to have their own lawyers to...

Nevada geothermal power lawsuit bound for US appeals court

Jan. 21, 2022 18:12 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court will have to decide whether protecting historical tribal lands and a rare toad warrant blocking a major geothermal plant in Nevada as the nation tries to move away from fossil fuels amid a looming climate crisis. Ormat Technologies says it...

Georgia suing Biden administration over Medicaid rejection

Jan. 21, 2022 18:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia sued the Biden administration Friday over its decision to revoke approval of a work requirement in the state’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income Georgians. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Brunswick, Georgia, says the decision last...

GOP investigator no longer wants to jail Wisconsin mayors

Jan. 21, 2022 17:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired investigator looking into Wisconsin's 2020 election is no longer seeking to jail the mayors of Green Bay and Madison for allegedly not complying with a subpoena he issued last year. A judge on Friday said he needed more facts before...

Colby College settles with female coaches on pay, treatment

Jan. 21, 2022 17:42 PM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for a Maine college and five female athletics coaches said Friday they have reached a settlement stemming from a lawsuit over fair pay and working conditions. Lawyers representing Colby College and the coaches released a joint statement that said...