Posts Tagged Law and order

Man charged with killing referee faces key hearing

Defendant Bassel Saad sobs during a probable-cause hearing Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014, in Livonia, Mich. Saad is charged with second-degree murder in the death of soccer referee John Bieniewicz. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A soccer referee who was fatally punched by a player during a recreational game in suburban Detroit did not expect the attack, one of the player’s teammates testified Wednesday.

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Ventura: Mixed emotions about defamation suit win

In this July 22, 2014 file photo former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others for his defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle in St. Paul, Minn. Kyle wrote in his best-seller that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few." Ventura, a former SEAL and pro wrestler, testified Kyle fabricated the story. Kyle denied that in testimony videotaped before his death last year. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The passage from the best-selling memoir “American Sniper” that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against author Chris Kyle will be removed, publisher HarperCollins said Wednesday.

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APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

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Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer says a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack has won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit.

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Husband arrested in death of NBA player’s aunt

This undated photo released by the Sacramento Police Department shows Michael Williams. Police say they have arrested Williams, a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes. (AP Photo/Sacramento Police Department)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

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