- 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.
- Fargo man says he will plead guilty to income tax evasion Updated: May-29-16 5:25 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - A Fargo man says he will plead guilty to failing to pay income taxes for a period of more than a decade.
- 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.
- New Yorkers reminded patriotic flags are tax-free Updated: May-29-16 8:43 am
ALBANY, New York - The state Division of Veterans' Affairs is reminding New Yorkers over the Memorial Day weekend that the flags of the U.S., New York, military branches, military services and prisoners of war are exempt from sales taxes.
- 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.
- Federal government questions Alamosa airport subsidy Updated: May-28-16 3:31 pm
ALAMOSA, Colorado - The U.S. Department of Transportation is questioning why the Alamosa airport deserves a federal airline subsidy and wants the county to show why the rural area in southern Colorado needs help getting air service.
- 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.
- Taxpayers to foot bill for Arpaio's defiance of court order Updated: May-28-16 12:08 pm
PHOENIX - Taxpayers already on the hook for $54 million in a racial profiling case against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix are about to get walloped with another worrisome cost.
- 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.
- Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can't open Updated: May-28-16 2:23 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature.
- Hospitalized suspect in Reno pill mill raid bound for jail Updated: May-27-16 7:41 pm
RENO, Nevada - A federal judge in Reno has ordered one of the key suspects in an alleged prescription drug trafficking-ring to return to the county jail when he's released from the hospital where he was taken for a medical emergency.
- UNC system says it won't enforce transgender restroom rules Updated: May-27-16 7:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
- Feds propose closing sheep grazing in west-central Idaho Updated: May-27-16 6:28 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials have released a plan to close about 30 square miles of grazing allotments to domestic sheep and goats in west-central Idaho to protect bighorn sheep from diseases.
- Mississippi attorney: Don't block religious objections law Updated: May-27-16 6:24 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi government attorneys are opposing two legal challenges to a new state law that will let circuit clerks cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
- Keys lighthouse Cubans to remain in US custody until hearing Updated: May-27-16 6:22 pm
MIAMI - A group of Cuban migrants seeking to remain in the U.S. after they climbed onto a lighthouse several miles off the Florida Keys will not be sent back to Cuba immediately.
- Suspended Alabama chief justice sues state judicial panel Updated: May-27-16 5:12 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the state agency that leveled ethics charges against him, claiming the state law that led to his removal from the bench is unconstitutional.
- The Latest: California governor signs HIV-transplant bill Updated: May-27-16 5:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation allowing transplants of HIV-infected organs (all times local):
- Appeals court allows enforcement of DC gun law for now Updated: May-27-16 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court says the District of Columbia can temporarily continue to enforce its strict gun law, despite a lower court ruling that part of the law is unconstitutional.
- Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.