California-based Segue Construction paid $3.4 million to settle litigation over alleged defects in a condominium development in Millbrae, California, after a homeowners association sued, the homeowners' lawyer said. The design and construction of outdoor spaces such as balconies were “a very prominent part of the litigation,” said San Francisco attorney Thomas Miller, who represented the homeowners.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A military jury on Thursday recommended that a U.S. Marine twice convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian get no additional prison time beyond the roughly seven years he has already served for the crime.
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who drew national attention over her racial identity, was ousted on Thursday from a municipal police oversight commission in Washington state over conduct violations, a city spokesman said. The decision by the Spokane City Council comes after investigators hired by the city to probe allegations of misconduct found Dolezal had publicly named citizens who made complaints against police officers, in violation of confidentiality rules. The lawyers, in investigating an April 16 whistleblower complaint, also found that the city employee who filed the complaint had faced intimidating and offensive behavior from Dolezal, who headed the Office of Police Ombudsman Commission, and two other commission members.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas death row inmate Gregory Russeau was executed Thursday evening for the slaying of a 75-year-old East Texas auto repair shop owner 14 years ago during a crack cocaine binge.
BOSTON (AP) — A man who had dinner with the Boston Marathon bombers hours after the 2013 attack was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison for misleading investigators by failing to disclose his contact with the brothers in the days after the bombings and deleting files from his computer.