The mother of Ron Singleton, who died in police custody in 2014, settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the City of New York for $1.25 million. Singleton’s mother, Rebecca Singleton, accused the New York Police Department of using excessive force in restraining her son. A taxi driver had called the police to report the late
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Defying almost every major power in the region, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan organized and carried out a referendum billed as the first step toward independence from Baghdad. As voting stations closed yesterday, an estimated 80% of registered voters were reported to have cast ballots. Many, according to The Guardian, felt the poll went beyond
The state of Colorado is paying $171,000 to the estate of Dennis Choquette, a former inmate at Southern Colorado prison. Choquette alleged, for two years, that medical staff at the facility were deliberately refusing him treatment. He was detained at prisons in Las Animas and Canon City from 2014 until his death last November. “Mr.
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit over the validity of an Obama-era regulation on hydraulic fracking. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the suit is unnecessary, considering that the Trump administration is actively working to repeal the rule. According to The Hill, the court also vacated a lower court order,
A Santa Clara dentist was awarded an undisclosed sum of money after settling with Asiana Airlines after surviving a plane crash. Dr. Kyung Rhan Rha is the last of dozens of passengers and crew members to settle with the airline. Rha and her daughter were among 307 people abroad Asian Flight 214, which crashed onto
On Monday, Senate Republicans introduced a bill, entitled the Succeed Act, which would offer a pathway to legalization for so-called Dreamers. The proposal, intended to win support from conservatives, wouldn’t allow Dreamers to sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States. The bill’s chief writers – Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK)
Former New York Representative Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a minor. On top of incarceration, the disgraced politician will have to serve three years of supervised release upon his return to society. The judge responsible for handing down the verdict, Denise Cote of the Southern District
Republicans seem to have accepted yet another defeat in their attempts to repeal Obamacare. CNN reported on Monday that conservatives on Capitol Hill seemed resigned. Three Republican senators – John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, and Rand Paul of Kentucky – all indicated they weren’t likely to support the latest measure, which was
A 10th patient has died in the aftermath of a disaster at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Florida, following a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma. Former rehabilitation center resident Martha Murray, aged 94, died last week, according to the Hollywood Hills Police Department. The Florida nursing home has had its license suspended
Web companies are fighting back against a proposed federal bill which would hold online sites legally responsible for the trafficking of minors over the Internet. The pleas of Silicon Valley found little sympathy in Washington, with rebuttals being offered both by legislators as well as the mother of a young girl who was slain by