Vanessa Bryant Sues Helicopter Owner Over Crash That Killed Kobe, Others

As thousands gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday to celebrate NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others who died in a helicopter crash last month, Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter.

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Sandusky Prosecutor

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended for one year the law license of Frank Fina, who investigated and prosecuted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The court agreed with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel that Fina had improperly obtained grand jury testimony from Penn State’s then-general counsel Cynthia Baldwin. 

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Stadium Safety

A 12-year-old girl’s claim that she was seriously injured by a foul ball while watching a game at US Baseball’s national team trials is not precluded by the primary assumption of risk doctrine, an appeals court in California ruled. Recent steps taken to extend netting in baseball stadiums indicate that safety measures can be taken without fundamentally altering the nature of the game. 

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Trump Takes Daytona 500 Warmup Lap in Presidential Limousine

President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams were competing “for pure American glory.”

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