- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Legal showdown looms over the NCAA's ban on paying athletes Updated: Aug-22-15 12:10 pm
ATLANTA - Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they're professionals.
- Executions likely go on despite strong Supreme Court dissent Updated: Aug-10-15 3:38 am
WASHINGTON - Wherever their summer travels have taken them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in on Texas' plans to execute two death row inmates in the week ahead.