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Dismissal of lawsuit over Columbus Day name change upheld

Jan. 28, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of Philadelphia discriminated against Italian Americans in renaming the city's Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day. A U.S. District judge ruled a year...

New York should pay Cuomo's legal fees in suit, judge rules

Jan. 27, 2023 20:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state should pay former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legal bills as he defends himself against a lawsuit accusing him of sexually harassing a state trooper, a judge ruled Friday. Cuomo, who resigned in 2021 amid sexual harassment allegations, filed a lawsuit...

Wilks 'disappointed, not defeated' over Panthers snub

Jan. 27, 2023 18:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Carolina Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks is “disappointed, but not defeated” that he didn’t land the team’s full-time head coaching position. The Panthers announced on Thursday they've agreed to hire Frank Reich as their coach. ...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Lawsuits in NC plane crash that killed 8 settled for $15M

Jan. 27, 2023 16:23 PM EST

The families of five passengers killed in a 2022 plane crash off the North Carolina coast have settled wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot and the pilot's estate for $15 million, family representatives announced Friday. All eight...

Ohio city rewrites abortion ban, advocacy groups end lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2023 14:59 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Groups advocating for professional social workers and abortion rights said they have succeeded in forcing a small Ohio city to significantly narrow its ban on conducting or recommending abortions and so have ended their legal challenge. The lawsuit by the...

Feds sue Wisconsin military department over discrimination

Jan. 27, 2023 12:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal attorneys have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs refused to pay a woman applying for a supervisor position as much as male candidates. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the action against the state agency in...

Jury awards $4.5M for sex abuse that happened 3 decades ago

Jan. 27, 2023 12:24 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has awarded $4.5 million in damages to a woman whose lawsuit contended she was sexually abused three decades ago by a family friend in Maine. The federal jury found in favor of 36-year-old Julia Russell on Thursday on one civil count of assault and...

Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Jan. 27, 2023 10:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they allege, by their offshore oil industry employer as the hurricane bore...

Woman who survived train crash into patrol car sues police

Jan. 26, 2023 20:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A woman who was seriously injured when the parked patrol car she was detained in was hit by a freight train filed a lawsuit against police on Thursday, accusing three officers of acting recklessly and failing in their duty to take care of her while she was in their custody. ...