- Former Alamo managers say they've overcome Texas 'bullying' Updated: May-04-16 7:57 pm
HOUSTON - A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century says it has prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency now that the state has acknowledged that about 38,000 books and artifacts at an Alamo library don't belong to the state.
- Class action status OK'd in major post-Katrina flood case Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina and other storms granted class-action status in the case Wednesday, meaning numerous property owners - not just the handful in the original 2005 lawsuit - could be in line for compensation.
- Senate votes to give some juvenile lifers a chance at parole Updated: May-04-16 7:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's state senators reluctantly agreed Wednesday to give people convicted of murder as teenagers a shot at parole after serving 35 years of their life sentence.
- US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights Updated: May-04-16 7:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
- Colorado's Blaha back on GOP Senate ballot Updated: May-04-16 7:41 pm
DENVER - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Robert Blaha has made the party's Colorado primary in June.
- Planned Parenthood sues Kansas for ending Medicaid funds Updated: May-04-16 7:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday over a decision by Kansas to cut off Medicaid reimbursements to the abortion provider that was largely based on allegations lodged against its affiliates in other states.
- Mother of man shot by police appeals forced-settlement order Updated: May-04-16 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The mother of a black man who was shot and killed by police while holding a samurai sword gave notice Wednesday that she'll appeal a judge's order forcing her to accept a $900,000 settlement in a lawsuit over his death.
- The Latest: House rejects bill targeting illegal immigration Updated: May-04-16 7:26 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on a bill in Arizona that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally (all times local):
- 2 arrested, 1 sought in Vegas liquor store robbery-killing Updated: May-04-16 7:23 pm
LAS VEGAS - Two ex-felons were jailed in Las Vegas on charges that could get them the death penalty in the killing of a liquor store clerk who couldn't open a safe, authorities said Wednesday. A third suspect was being sought.
- Illinois families sue over transgender access to locker room Updated: May-04-16 7:19 pm
CHICAGO - Dozens of families took legal action Wednesday in a bid to stop a suburban Chicago school district from allowing a transgender student to use a girls' locker room and restroom, arguing the policy trampled on the privacy rights of other students.
- Investor files class action lawsuit in Jay Peak fraud case Updated: May-04-16 7:18 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A foreign investor has filed a class action lawsuit against two developers accused of misusing $200 million in investors' funds for developments in northern Vermont.
- Ex-MillerCoors official pleads guilty in $8 million fraud Updated: May-04-16 7:15 pm
CHICAGO - A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million.
- Conviction, sentence upheld in sex trafficking case Updated: May-04-16 7:06 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and sentence of a Belle Fourche man in a federal commercial sex trafficking case.
- Bail $717K for man held in Nevada wedding reception shooting Updated: May-04-16 7:04 pm
PAHRUMP, Nevada - Bail was set at $717,000 cash for a 49-year-old Las Vegas man accused of shooting and wounding two people during a wedding reception last weekend in rural Pahrump.
- Jail guard sentenced to 7 years for sex assault on NY inmate Updated: May-04-16 7:04 pm
NEW YORK - A federal jail guard was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison after an inmate gave an in-court account of how he sexually assaulted her inside a New York City lockup last year.
- Ex-TierOne executives to pay over $3.1 million in fraud case Updated: May-04-16 6:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Three former bank executives must pay over $3.1 million for their roles in a fraud scheme that led to Lincoln-based bank's collapse.
- Arizona House rejects stiffer illegal immigration penalties Updated: May-04-16 6:54 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona House rejected a bill Wednesday that would stiffen sentences for immigrants in the country illegally, after a fervent effort from Republican supporters who wanted the bill to pass.
- Jury finds driver not guilty in deaths of 2 students Updated: May-04-16 6:43 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - A jury has found a Bellingham man not guilty on vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges in connection with crashing his vehicle into four high school students in 2015.
- $49.6 million to Arkansas in tobacco settlement payments Updated: May-04-16 6:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas has received $49.6 million in the latest annual payment from the tobacco industry as part of a 1998 settlement of a lawsuit against tobacco companies.
- Beshear examining validity of Bevin vetoes, other cuts Updated: May-04-16 6:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says he is looking into the validity of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes and his mid-year spending cuts at several state agencies.
- Former head of Argentine air force on trial for abduction Updated: May-04-16 6:22 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The former head of Argentina's air force and two ex-subordinates are on trial for alleged abduction and disappearance of activists during the South American nation's 1976-1983 dictatorship.
- Family of missing college student awarded $2.64B verdict Updated: May-04-16 6:20 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A jury has awarded $2.64 billion to the family of a 19-year-old Peru State college student who disappeared in 2010, but the massive judgment likely won't be collectable.
- Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case Updated: May-04-16 6:18 pm
DALLAS - Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.
- Alaska company seeks ruling that permafrost can't be wetland Updated: May-04-16 6:17 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska business has sued the Army Corps of Engineers, seeking a ruling that permanently frozen ground cannot be regulated as wetland.
- Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death Updated: May-04-16 6:17 pm
SHIPROCK, New Mexico - On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.