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$20M lawsuit filed over jail inmate’s death

(AP) The mother of a 26-year-old man who died at Richmond City Justice Center has filed a $20 million wrongful-death lawsuit. The lawsuit claims Gregory Lee Hill was treated for the wrong medical condition, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. The lawsuit ...

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Man pleads to role in same-sex parental kidnap case

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Nicaragua resident has pleaded guilty to helping a mother move her daughter out of the United States to avoid sharing custody with her former same-sex partner in Vermont. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo, New York, ...

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Couric urges court to throw out lawsuit

(AP) Lawyers for journalist Katie Couric are urging a federal judge to dismiss a $12 million defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia gun rights activists over what they call a misleading documentary edit. The Virginia Citizens Defense League filed a lawsuit in ...

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NC man charged with multimillion-dollar fraud

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Federal authorities say a hearing will be held next week in Virginia for a North Carolina man accused of promising to invest millions of dollars in U.S. Treasury bills and instead using the money for risky trades ...

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Jail: Man wanted in son’s death killed himself in cell

PRINCE GEORGE (AP) Officials say a man wanted in the death of his 1-year-old son died in his jail cell by an apparent suicide. The Riverside Regional Jail told local news media outlets that it appeared 25-year-old Artur Kharendzyuk killed ...

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West Virginia regulators, Alpha settle bankruptcy case suit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia regulators have settled a lawsuit brought against Alpha Natural Resources over concerns about the coal producer’s reclamation obligations as it emerges from bankruptcy. A Virginia court approved Alpha’s bankruptcy plan in July. But in November, Alpha ...

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Police: Bank robbery suspect also wanted in son’s death

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) Police say they’ve linked a man arrested after a bank robbery to a string of holdups and discovered he was wanted in the death of his 1-year-old son. Newport News police spokesman Lewis Thurston said 25-year-old Artur ...

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Taliban fighter case stirs question on law of armed conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) Two years after being brought to the U.S. to face charges in an attempted attack on American forces in Afghanistan, Irek Hamidullin is arguing he should never have been prosecuted at all. A federal court appeal from Hamidullin, ...

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Child at center of brain death dispute dies

(AP) A 2-year-old Virginia girl whose parents went to court to block a hospital from performing a brain death test on the child has died, the hospital said Monday. Mirranda Grace Lawson passed away Nov. 1, said Michael Porter, a ...

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Racial code words tainted death sentence, court rules

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A black South Carolina man should be released from death row because a prosecutor’s “racially coded references” made a fair sentencing before an all-white jury impossible, according to a ruling issued Monday by a panel of appellate ...

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