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Judge approves settlement of Katrina case

New orleans

Judge approves settlement of katrina case

A New Orleans judge gave preliminary approval Thursday to a settlement that would end a class-action lawsuit against one of the nation's largest publicly owned health care companies on behalf of people trapped at a hospital after Hurricane Katrina. Under the settlement, the company, Tenet Healthcare Corp., and a subsidiary would pay $25 million to patients and visitors who were injured at Memorial Medical Center, and to survivors of the dead.

Georgia

Inmate dies in taped execution

A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister was executed Thursday after the courts allowed what was likely the nation's first video-recorded execution in almost two decades. Andrew DeYoung, 37, was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night at the state prison in Jackson after courts turned down his appeals. He was pronounced dead at 8:04 p.m.

New york

Sewage spills into Hudson River

Environmental officials urged swimmers and kayakers to stay out of New York City waters Thursday because a wastewater treatment plant disabled by fire was spewing millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River. Environmental and health officials were taking samples in the harbor and at beaches, which remain open.

California

LA officer fired for acting in porn

A Los Angeles traffic officer was fired for appearing in a pornographic film while on duty more than three years ago. John Dancler was dismissed this week for misconduct on the job and engaging in indecent acts that reflected poorly on the city workforce, according to his notice of discharge obtained Thursday by the Associated Press.

Two new suspects in fan beating

Two new suspects were arrested Wednesday in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium, and the original suspect may well be exonerated, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. Giants fan Bryan Stow was almost fatally beaten outside the stadium after attending the March 31 game between the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chicago

Commuter train accident kills two

A commuter train partially derailed in an accident with a car in suburban Chicago on Thursday, killing two women in the car and causing minor injuries to others, authorities said. The front car of a train bound for the city "derailed slightly" in the suburb of Oak Forest as it headed into the city, transit officials said. The train was carrying 89 passengers.

Missouri

Loughner being forcibly medicated

Authorities at the Missouri prison mental hospital where Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner is detained have forced medication on the suspect despite an appeals court order last week, his attorneys complained in a court filing Thursday. Defense attorneys filed an emergency motion with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for enforcement of a July 12 order that Loughner not be medicated against his will with antipsychotic drugs.

Times wires

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