- Woman convicted of killing her children appeals to US court Updated: Nov-28-15 8:42 pm
HOUMA, Louisiana - A Mathews woman convicted of killing her two young children is asking a federal judge to overturn that conviction.
- Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands Updated: Nov-27-15 5:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up.
- Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count Updated: Nov-27-15 4:20 pm
HONOLULU - A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.
- Rights pioneer Heman Sweatt's family backs UT race policy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Warning the U.S. Supreme Court against taking a step backward, the family of segregation-busting icon Heman Sweatt has joined calls for preserving a University of Texas policy that uses race as one of several factors in picking incoming freshmen.
- The Latest: Hawaiian election opponent hails justice's order Updated: Nov-27-15 2:02 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):
- Wrongful conviction lawsuit agreement against Tulsa approved Updated: Nov-27-15 1:48 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A federal judge has approved the $8 million settlement of a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the city of Tulsa.
- Lawsuit by slain Connecticut inmate's family is reinstated Updated: Nov-27-15 1:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a lawsuit by the family of a man who killed five people in a car wreck in 2006 and was slain in prison two years later by a fellow inmate who was related to one of the crash victims.
- Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining Updated: Nov-27-15 12:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.
- New Nashville federal courthouse project in limbo Updated: Nov-27-15 11:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Nashville's proposed new federal courthouse is in danger of being put off yet again.
- Death row inmate fights for hip-replacement surgery Updated: Nov-27-15 5:28 am
EDDYVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky death row inmate has renewed his request for a federal court order requiring the state to arrange hip-replacement surgery for him.
- Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system Updated: Nov-27-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.
- Man sentenced for pimping teens as part of business plan Updated: Nov-26-15 12:56 pm
MILWAUKEE - A 38-year-old man told a federal judge that he had dreams and a formal business plan when he got out of state prison - and he only started sex trafficking his girlfriend and three 17-year-old girls so he could raise money for his business ventures.
- Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OK Updated: Nov-25-15 8:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company's computers last year.
- Brazil police arrest government Senate leader Updated: Nov-25-15 6:57 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.
- Alabama attorney in landmark libel case dies at age 91 Updated: Nov-25-15 6:15 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama attorney who was involved in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court libel case died Tuesday night in Montgomery.
- County judge: No Nativity or other displays at courthouse Updated: Nov-25-15 3:06 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - No Nativity scene or any secular holiday displays can take root on the courthouse lawn this year, Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass said Wednesday.
- Federal judge could decide damages in Cudahy fire next year Updated: Nov-25-15 2:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal judge in Milwaukee could decide early next year how much the government owes companies who insured a suburban Milwaukee meatpacking plant that caught fire more than six years ago.
- Judge: GOP, Constitution Party exempt from open primary rule Updated: Nov-25-15 1:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has ruled two Utah political parties that challenged a new state election law are exempt from a requirement that they allow unaffiliated voters in their primary elections.
- Former coach sentenced for meth-in-tennis-balls conspiracy Updated: Nov-25-15 9:51 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A federal judge has sentenced a 36-year-old man to serve more than 23 years in prison for his involvement in large-scale drug conspiracy.
- Federal judge grants trial delay in BP oil spill fraud case Updated: Nov-25-15 9:47 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A federal judge has agreed to delay until Feb. 1 the BP fraud case against San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts and six others.
- Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count Updated: Nov-24-15 8:43 pm
HONOLULU - Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process.
- Federal judge sentences man in Jamaican lottery scam Updated: Nov-24-15 7:30 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota sentenced a Jamaican man to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for a lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.
- Straub to buy Revel power plant, end litigation Updated: Nov-24-15 6:28 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - Developer Glenn Straub, utilities and a bank reached a deal Tuesday that removes a major obstacle to the reopening of Atlantic City's former Revel casino.
- Deadline set for death penalty decision in Montana killings Updated: Nov-24-15 6:21 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Prosecutors will have until next summer to decide whether to seek the death penalty against a Wyoming teenager charged with a double slaying on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, after defense attorneys on Tuesday requested more time to argue against making it a capital case.
- Nevada judge won't rule on sage grouse before Christmas Updated: Nov-24-15 5:26 pm
RENO, Nevada - A federal judge in Nevada is postponing a decision on whether to block U.S. regulations protecting the greater sage grouse, partly because she's not clear if the rules are really to blame for delays in construction of a rural water supply tank near Great Basin National Park along the border with Utah.