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Dozens more former youth inmates sue over alleged sexual abuse at Illinois detention centers

Jun. 03, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

Dozens more former youth inmates filed lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages for sexual abuse they allegedly endured at Illinois detention centers dating back to the late 1990s. Thirteen women and 95 men filed two separate lawsuits Friday in the Illinois Court of Claims...

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

May. 23, 2024 22:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal...

Jurors hear closing arguments in landmark case alleging abuse at New Hampshire youth center

May. 02, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in a landmark case seeking to hold the state of New Hampshire accountable for abuse at its youth detention center. The plaintiff, David Meehan, went to police in 2017 and sued the state three years later alleging he was...

Testimony ends in a trial over New Hampshire's accountability for youth center abuse

May. 01, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors who will decide whether to hold New Hampshire accountable for abuse at its youth detention center heard from the final witness in a landmark trial Wednesday: a psychiatrist who said the plaintiff has bipolar disorder, not post-traumatic stress disorder. ...

Father of former youth detention center resident testifies against him in New Hampshire trial

Apr. 30, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — The father of a man who says he was regularly raped and beaten as a teen at New Hampshire’s youth detention center briefly testified Tuesday, saying his son had a reputation for dishonesty. Daniel Meehan was the first witness called by the state, which is...

Former teacher at New Hampshire youth detention center testifies about bruised teens

Apr. 29, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A former teacher at New Hampshire’s youth detention center testified Monday that she reported suspicious bruises on at least half a dozen teenage boys in the 1990s, including the former resident who filed a landmark lawsuit against the state. Brenda...

140,000 people did their taxes with the free IRS direct file pilot. But program's future is unclear

Apr. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that more than 140,000 taxpayers filed their taxes through its new direct file pilot program and participants saved roughly $5.6 million in fees they would have otherwise spent with commercial tax preparation companies. The government pilot...

Lawyer defending New Hampshire in youth center abuse trial attacks former resident's credibility

Apr. 22, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer defending the state of New Hampshire against abuse allegations at its youth detention center attacked the plaintiff’s credibility Monday, suggesting he was a troublemaker who was appropriately punished as a teen and is now a delusional adult seeking a payout. ...