- High court sides with property owners in wetlands case Updated: May-31-16 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.
- Rambo gets 20 years in prison for plotting to kill DEA agent Updated: May-31-16 12:30 pm
NEW YORK - A former U.S. soldier known as Rambo has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring in a plot to kill a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.
- Justice Dept. pushes back against Texas judge's sanctions Updated: May-31-16 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday against a Texas judge's demand that its lawyers attend an ethics course, saying the sanction is inappropriate and could cost the government and taxpayers millions of dollars.
- Chicago's $2M lawsuit settlement keeps Emanuel off stand Updated: May-31-16 12:26 pm
CHICAGO - The city of Chicago has settled a police whistleblower lawsuit that could have meant testimony from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had it gone to trial.
- Justices reject union appeal over Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcy Updated: May-31-16 11:30 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a union challenge seeking to restore health and pension benefits for more than 1,000 workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.
- California pension fund CEO to be sentenced for bribery Updated: May-31-16 10:42 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors want the former head of the nation's largest public pension fund sent to prison for four years after he acknowledged accepting more than $200,000 in bribes and trying to steer investments to help an associate.
- High court rejects La. inmate's death penalty challenge Updated: May-31-16 10:06 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a Louisiana inmate's appeal that his death sentence was unconstitutional.
- Rewind! Germany's top court nixes Kraftwerk sample verdicts Updated: May-31-16 10:01 am
BERLIN - German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have suffered a legal setback at Germany's highest court in a suit over a two-second sample.
- Feds: Woman repeatedly dislocated shoulder to get pain pills Updated: May-31-16 9:53 am
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania woman charged with purposely and repeatedly dislocating her shoulder so she could get painkillers is scheduled to plead guilty.
- High court will hear State Farm appeal in Katrina fraud case Updated: May-31-16 9:38 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will consider whether to overturn a jury verdict against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. in a whistleblower case alleging fraud against the U.S. government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
- Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive Updated: May-31-16 7:27 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case involving sex with a minor.
- Hearing to focus on Arizona sheriff's contempt violations Updated: May-31-16 3:12 am
PHOENIX - A federal judge will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine ways to address the Maricopa County sheriff's contempt-of-court violations in a racial profiling case.
- Ron Rosenbaum, attorney and radio host, dies at 68 Updated: May-30-16 1:51 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Prominent Twin Cities attorney and local radio host Ron Rosenbaum has died of complications from cancer.
- Libyan American father and son acquitted in UAE trial Updated: May-30-16 11:13 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Two Libyan Americans detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years were acquitted on Monday of charges they illegally raised funds for a foreign entity and took hostile actions against a foreign country.
- Garland gives commencement address at old high school Updated: May-29-16 6:14 pm
CHICAGO - Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland delivered the commencement speech Sunday at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated as valedictorian 46 years ago, though he didn't address the partisan divide over his nomination.
- Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide hepatitis C drug Updated: May-29-16 3:07 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge has ordered Washington Medicaid to provide an expensive drug to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones.
- Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit Updated: May-28-16 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- Lawsuit in Nebraska guard's strangulation death dismissed Updated: May-28-16 7:26 pm
SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebraska - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Scotts Bluff County filed by the mother of a jail guard strangled by a 15-year-old inmate.
- Democratic candidates for Iowa US Senate seat fault Grassley Updated: May-28-16 6:37 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate spent no time Saturday at a Waterloo debate attacking each other, focusing criticism instead on Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
- Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story Updated: May-28-16 5:02 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide's wife.
- Mandeville businessman's sentence in scam overturned Updated: May-28-16 4:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A politically connected Mandeville businessman and media consultant's guilty plea in an alleged advertising scheme has been overturned by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
- 3 sentenced in West Texas construction bribery scheme Updated: May-28-16 1:59 pm
EL PASO, Texas - Three people have been sentenced for their roles in a scheme in which bribes were paid to steer construction projects at a West Texas military base to one company.
- County commissioner appeals conviction in ATV protest ride Updated: May-28-16 1:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A southern Utah county commissioner who became a cause celebre in a movement challenging federal management of Western public lands calls charges against him "a modern-day witch hunt" in documents appealing a conviction for his role in an ATV protest ride.
- City of Rogers wants lawsuit over fatal shooting dismissed Updated: May-28-16 11:45 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The city of Rogers and three police officers are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a woman by police.
- Napoleonville woman pleads guilty to lying to federal agent Updated: May-28-16 10:37 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say a Napoleonville woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a claim filed following Hurricane Gustav.