Nation Briefs: Nine charged in youth football gambling ring
Nine children, all preschoolers, were onboard along with two adults. Five children remain hospitalized.
Family sues FBI in fatal shooting of Detroit imam
DETROIT — The family of a Detroit mosque leader has filed a lawsuit against FBI agents, saying his rights were violated when he was gunned down during a raid.
Luqman Abdullah was killed when agents tried to arrest him at a Dearborn warehouse in 2009. He and his allies were accused of dealing stolen goods in an FBI sting operation.
A lawsuit filed Friday in federal court accuses the FBI of using excessive force in Mr. Abdullah’s death. He was shot 20 times. The FBI has defended what happened, saying Mr. Abdullah was armed and resisted arrest.
The Michigan attorney general said the shooting was justified. The U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division also found no wrongdoing.
The FBI declined to comment on the lawsuit Tuesday. Mr. Abdullah was married and had 10 children.
School backs off deal for free campus
BOSTON — An Arizona college has backed out a deal for a free 217-acre campus in Massachusetts, citing unanticipated costs and significant resistance from the town.
Grand Canyon University informed the Oklahoma-based owners of the Northfield campus last week, five weeks after they were named the recipient after an extensive search.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports