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California City Votes to Require Gun Liability Insurance

The city council in San Jose, California, voted on Tuesday to become the nation’s first city to require gun owners to purchased insurance coverage. Funds from an accompanying annual fee of $25 will go toward reducing gun violence. Mayor Sam …

Las Vegas Police Paying $2.35M in Jail Restraint Death

The family of a tourist who died in Las Vegas after being strapped to a restraint chair in jail following his arrest on a trespassing charge has agreed to a $2.35 million settlement with the police department, their attorney said …

Black Man in Nevada Arrested as White Felon Twice His Age Suing

A 25-year-old Black man is suing two police agencies in Nevada after he was misidentified as a white ex-felon nearly twice his age, arrested, and held for six days in jails in two Las Vegas-area jurisdictions. Shane Lee Brown claims …

Mother Says California Teachers Manipulated Child to Change Gender Identity

A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school district. Spreckels Union School District was responsible for “extreme and outrageous conduct” that …

Cause of Death Released for Mother, Son Fall at Petco Park in California

San Diego police have determined the causes of death of a 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son who plunged from the third level of San Diego’s Petco Park, just as thousands of baseball fans were heading inside for a Padres …

School District in California to Pay $14.7M in Teacher Sex Abuse Case

The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $14.7 million to seven former students at an elementary school who claim their teacher sexually abused them several years ago. Rene Tenas, who taught fourth grade at Hart Street Elementary, was …

Tennessee Jury Awards $9 Million to Man Who Sipped Cleaning Fluid at Restaurant

A Tennessee jury has awarded damages far above what the plaintiff asked for, after finding the Cracker Barrell restaurant company at fault for allowing a customer to accidentally drink a cleaning compound. The customer, William Cronnon, was having lunch in …

Los Angeles County Sues Warehouse Owner Over Gas Stench

Los Angeles County announced it is suing tenants and property owners of a warehouse where a fire released illegally stored chemicals into a drainage channel and caused a stench that lasted for weeks. The hydrogen sulfide gas odor caused a …

Report: Plane Hit Power Lines Before Caifornia Crash That Killed 4

A medical transport plane struck power lines in cloudy weather before it crashed last month near San Diego, killing two flight nurses and two pilots, federal investigators found. The Learjet 35A crashed on Dec. 27 while preparing to land at …

J&J Reaches Opioid Settlement with New Mexico

Johnson & Johnson on Friday said it had agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims that it fueled the opioid epidemic in New Mexico, a state which originally opted against participating in a nationwide settlement resolving thousands of similar …