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Family Sues Two Virginia Officers, Accuses Excessive Force

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia family has filed a lawsuit against two police officers who the group claim unjustifiably attacked them while responding to a car crash in 2019. In the lawsuit, Elder Chacon, Brenda Samayoa and their 12-year-old …

Records: Trump Allies Behind Rally That Ignited Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans of President Donald Trump’s failed reelection campaign had key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting the grassroots image …

Aspiring Rapper Admits Fires at South Carolina Governor’s Rental Homes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An aspiring rapper who performed under the name “Dank Frank” won’t spend any more time in jail for burning down two rental houses owned by South Carolina’s governor. Frank Wilberding, 23, was sentenced Wednesday to the …

Push by Feds to Investigate Violent Demonstrators Nets 300 Arrests So Far

WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a …

Judge to OK $215M Settlement for USC Gynecologist’s Patients

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The …

Safety Violations Found After Attacks at Iowa Psych Hospital

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric hospital where several employees have been assaulted by combative patients. Staffers at …

Virginia School Officials Face $31.5M Lawsuit

Another local school district in Virginia is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over allegations of a child being assaulted on a school bus. The Daily Progress reports that an Appomattox County mother and her 10-year-old son filed a $31.5 million lawsuit …

Ex-Prosecutor Sues Louisiana City Government

A former city prosecutor has filed suit against Lafayette Consolidated Government alleging wrongful termination and breach of contract. In a suit filed Monday, Marcus A. Allen alleges he was fired on the basis of allegations of a criminal act without …

Stabbed California Teen Sues McDonald’s Owners Over Security

A San Jose teenager stabbed outside a McDonald’s is suing the restaurant owners for failing to provide enough security. The Santa Clara County lawsuit filed Tuesday by 17-year-old Jonathan Paredes and his mother Gloria Paredes alleges negligence, saying the McDonald’s …

West Virginia Student Files Suit Over Locker Room Incident

A high school student injured in a locker room incident last year is suing the Logan County Board of Education. David and Robin Cantrell filed the lawsuit on behalf of their son, Justin. He was a sophomore on the Man …