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Aggrieved bettor gets $20,000 in unique horse-doping lawsuit

August 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won ... more »»

Amid crises, UNICEF USA launches program to help kids in US

August 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 70 years, the U.S. affiliate of UNICEF has supported the global work of that U.N. agency, most of it focused on aiding children in developing countrie. more »»

Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia

August 12, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the... more »»

Texas court holds jury trial in traffic crime case over Zoom

August 12, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — The jurors appeared on screen from their living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Juror 11 took notes as a sheriff’s deputy testified about giving a speeding ticket. more »»

Suit: LA officer fondled dead woman, showed video to others

August 12, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling a dead woman was sued Tuesday by her family, court documents show. more »»

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

August 11, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — have claimed an unlikely target: Seattle's first Black police chief, who enjoyed... more »»

Police face new lawsuit, probes after Elijah McClain's death

August 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — A police department in suburban Denver faced a new set of investigations and legal problems Tuesday as scrutiny mounts over the death last year of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Blac... more »»

New sentencing ordered for American who joined Islamic State

August 11, 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — An appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for an American who joined the Islamic State and was given 20 years in prison after his capture. more »»

Colorado attorney general announces broader probe of police

August 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after officers in suburban Denver put him in a chokehold and paramedics injected him with a sedative, sued... more »»

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

August 11, 2020

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. more »»

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

August 11, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing... more »»

Parents of Elijah McClain sue Colorado police over his death

August 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — The parents of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died last year after officers in suburban Denver put him in a chokehold and paramedics injected him with a sedative, sued... more »»

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

August 11, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers argued in an appeals filing Tuesday that it was “fundamentally unfair” to let prosecutors use Cosby’s damaging deposition from a sex accuser’s lawsuit... more »»

Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago shooting

August 11, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A police force with a history of brutality and racism created a new crime-fighting team, but on one of its first forays into the streets, the group did not wear body cameras, which... more »»

 
 
 

 

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