- Lawyers: NY prosecutors allowed inmate tryst for cooperation Updated: Oct-03-15 4:04 pm
CARMEL, New York - A district attorney's office headed by a TV judge's son let an inmate have a sexual tryst in prosecutors' conference room in exchange for his cooperation in a criminal case, defense lawyers say. Prosecutors, police and even the girlfriend deny that happened.
- Kansas family plans to appeal judge's ruling in girl's death Updated: Oct-03-15 3:51 pm
SALINA, Kansas - A Salina family whose 12-year-old daughter died several months after being shocked while playing in a rainstorm plans to appeal a district judge's ruling dismissing their lawsuit against the city.
- Jury convicts man of poisoning 9 cats in West Salem Updated: Oct-03-15 3:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A jury in Polk County has convicted a man of poisoning cats with antifreeze in West Salem.
- Judge to decide soon in chemical spill company bankruptcy Updated: Oct-03-15 3:08 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A federal bankruptcy judge says he'll make a final decision soon in a bankruptcy case involving a company involved in a 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia.
- Attorneys ask court to lift stay in school funding lawsuit Updated: Oct-03-15 3:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Attorneys representing Kansas school districts that are suing the state over inadequate funding have asked the Kansas Supreme Court to lift a stay on a lower court ruling and release state funds to public school districts.
- Mother not guilty by reason of insanity in son's strangling Updated: Oct-03-15 2:55 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit woman accused of strangling her 2-year-old son has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
- Trial to open for 2 in apartment gun battle that killed 1 Updated: Oct-03-15 1:57 pm
LEBANON, Pennsylvania - Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday for the trial of two men in a shootout in a central Pennsylvania apartment that left one man dead and another critically wounded last year.
- Prosecutors: Auburn professor's work helped steroid ring Updated: Oct-03-15 1:25 pm
DALLAS - A former Auburn University science professor is facing up to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty for his role in an illegal steroid distribution ring based in North Texas, according to federal prosecutors.
- Missouri administrative law judge wins disability lawsuit Updated: Oct-03-15 1:13 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis jury has awarded $7 million to an administrative law judge who claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired because of his progressive, degenerative neuromuscular disorder.
- Man gets life in prison for 2nd drug trafficking conviction Updated: Oct-03-15 1:10 pm
SUMMERVILLE, South Carolina - A Summerville man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of trafficking drugs for a second time.
- Santa Fe cigarette maker subject of class-action lawsuit Updated: Oct-03-15 1:08 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Santa Fe company behind American Spirit cigarettes is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit.
- Couple challenge forfeiture of assets in criminal case Updated: Oct-03-15 12:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A Jackson County couple is challenging the forfeiture of their farm, more than 40 firearms and other assets, arguing that a circuit court judge erred when he found that the items were connected to illegal drug activity.
- Protester pleads guilty to disturbing meeting in Reno Updated: Oct-03-15 12:48 pm
RENO, Nevada - A man who set off an evacuation at a county commission meeting in Reno has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
- Cherokee County fights ruling on jail altercation video Updated: Oct-03-15 12:43 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Cherokee County officials are contesting a judge's ruling that jail video recordings involved in an excessive-force civil rights lawsuit were improperly destroyed.
- Bookkeeper gets prison term for stealing more than $500,000 Updated: Oct-03-15 11:11 am
HACKENSACK, New Jersey - A former bookkeeper who stole more than $500,000 from her employer and lost most of it gambling at casinos is now headed to state prison.
- US attorney appears to focus on political favors in New York Updated: Oct-03-15 11:09 am
ALBANY, New York - With a widening probe of New York state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appears to be taking aim at the nebulous relationship between money and politics itself - a long and murky association in Albany and in capitals across the nation.
- Judge denies bid to move murder trial out of Mohave County Updated: Oct-03-15 11:01 am
KINGMAN, Arizona - A Mohave County judge has denied a request to move a murder trial elsewhere.
- Mother pleads in infant's death, to testify against father Updated: Oct-03-15 10:17 am
ERIE, Pennsylvania - A northwestern Pennsylvania mother has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the death of her infant daughter last year and agreed to testify against the child's father later this month.
- US Supreme Court to review 2006 Utah drug case Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Utah drug case to see if there is a gap in search and seizure law.
- Man convicted of murder in teen's death Updated: Oct-03-15 8:40 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A 29-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for chasing down and killing a teenage boy who pleaded for help outside a home.
- School employees challenge mandatory union fees Updated: Oct-03-15 7:37 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Eleven employees in the Jefferson County public school district have filed a lawsuit saying they shouldn't be forced to pay union fees if they don't want to be part of the union.
- Iran tycoon stands trial on corruption charges Updated: Oct-03-15 7:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's state TV says the trial has begun for a well-known tycoon charged with corruption, fraud and money laundering.
- Western Ohio man sentenced for shooting 12-year-old in face Updated: Oct-03-15 6:11 am
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio - A 23-year-old western Ohio man has been sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison in a 2013 home break-in that ended with a 12-year-old girl being shot in the face.
- Denver police ordered to stop enforcing panhandling ban Updated: Oct-03-15 5:04 am
DENVER - In the wake of a federal court ruling a Grand Junction panhandling ordinance unconstitutional, Denver police officers have been told by the police chief to stop enforcing the city's panhandling ban.
- Chicago man charged in 20-month-old's death acquitted Updated: Oct-03-15 4:05 am
CHICAGO - A Cook County jury has acquitted a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 20-month-old girl.