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Jerry Lawler has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hardeman County in Tennessee, Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen and others for their alleged failure to protect his son and former WWE star Brian Lawler, Jerry Lawler’s attorneys announced Monday. Brian Lawler, who died a year ago Monday, was found hanging in an isolated cell in the Hardeman County Jail. His father, Jerry Lawler, has questioned whether the death was, in fact, a suicide. "Lawler is seeking compensatory damages and punitive damages in an amount to be determined by a jury for the numerous failures of the county and its employees that resulted in the wrongful death of his son," the firm of Rosenblum and Reisman said in a news release. — Commercial Appeal
A recent study found some common drugs could increase the risk of dementia or dementia-like symptoms by nearly 50 percent. The research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, discovered the increased odds of dementia in people 55 and older who take anticholinergic medications. Anticholinergics are used to treat a wide range of conditions, including depression, symptoms of Parkinson's disease, bladder control and insomnia. An estimated one in four older adults take anticholinergic drugs. Some antihistamines like Benadryl are also anticholinergics, but were not associated with dementia in this study. — CBS News
Security screeners found something troubling at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday morning — a military missile launcher. The Transportation Security Administration says its officers found it in a traveler's checked baggage during routine screening. They notified the airport police who were able to track down the bag's owner and detain him for questioning. TSA said the man, from Jacksonville, Texas, told the police that he was traveling home from U.S. military duty in Kuwait where he picked up the missile launcher and wanted to keep it as a souvenir. — NBC News
Author Joshua Harris, after announcing the end of his marriage, is now kissing his faith goodbye. Harris, the author of the best-seller "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," a book he authored in 1997 that he later renounced after shaping purity culture for many millennial believers, revealed that he is stepping back from his faith. In an Instagram post, he also apologized for his previously held views, including "bigotry" to the LGBTQ community. — Fox News