The family of a Texas Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school demanded $15 million in damages and an apology from the city of Irving and its schools to avoid a lawsuit, lawyers said on Monday. The lawyers represent the family of Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a student who dabbles in robotics and attended a Dallas-area high school. In separate letters to the city of Irving, located west of Dallas, and the Irving Independent School District, lawyers said the ninth grader was wrongfully arrested, illegally detained and questioned without his parents.
They were students and artists, music lovers and parents. The victims of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas is asking the Supreme Court for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers appeared unable to bridge a divide Monday over how to slash school property taxes as part of a broader agreement to end a five-month budget stalemate that has left public schools and social services without billions in state aid.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina native and No. 3 House Democrat James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national struggle for civil rights.
The city of Fullerton, California agreed on Monday to pay $4.9 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the father of a homeless man beaten to death by two then-policemen, an incident that sparked protests in the Los Angeles suburb, the plaintiff's attorney said. The settlement was reached on the same day that trial was scheduled to begin in the wrongful death action filed by Ron Thomas against the city, police department and two ex-officers over the beating of his 37-year-old son, Kelly Thomas, in July 2011. Fullerton City Attorney Richard Jones said in a written statement that the final settlement amount was still pending final approval by insurers and that no taxpayer funds were involved in the agreement.
An accused gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for his role in the 2010 killing of his girlfriend and her toddler son on New York's Long Island, federal authorities said. Juan Elias "Cruzito" Garcia, 22, a reputed member of the murderous international gang known as MS-13, was convicted in March 2013 of murdering Vanessa Argueta, 19, and her son, Diego Torres, 2, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York said in a press release. Garcia and fellow gang members plotted the killing because they believed the young mother had disrespected the gang by sending rivals to attack Garcia, prosecutors said.