- Woodbury County officials say security plan working well Updated: Aug-29-15 7:13 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Woodbury County officials say a courthouse security plan that was the source of public squabbling among county leaders is working well after being in place for a year.
- Judge in ATV protest ride case recuses himself Updated: Aug-29-15 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has recused himself in response to accusations of bias from a county commissioner convicted of leading an ATV protest ride through ancient ruins.
- Court says companies undervalued pipeline from 2007 to 2009 Updated: Aug-29-15 3:35 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline system was worth far more between 2007 and 2009 than oil companies claimed, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.
- Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest Updated: Aug-29-15 1:07 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
- Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest Updated: Aug-29-15 12:47 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office on Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
- NC Supreme Court take new look at case from housing crisis Updated: Aug-29-15 12:34 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's crippled housing market was limping along when Shawn Pendergraft decided he'd take over a foreclosed Raleigh home in 2011. He backed up a moving van, unpacked his belongings and changed the locks.
- Jury sides with Frederick County in music festival dispute Updated: Aug-29-15 11:56 am
BALTIMORE - A federal jury has decided in favor of Frederick County officials in a lawsuit over a botched 2009 music festival.
- Court says city can't stop re-renting of mobile home spaces Updated: Aug-29-15 10:02 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - A Rankin County judge has ruled a municipality cannot stop a mobile home park from re-renting vacated spaces.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid Updated: Aug-28-15 8:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.
- Kansas court says lawsuit over 2009 budget move will proceed Updated: Aug-28-15 8:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court is allowing businesses and trade groups to go forward with a lawsuit challenging a financial maneuver used by the state in 2009 to help balance its budget.
- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Federal judge says religious monument can stay at school Updated: Aug-28-15 7:07 pm
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at a western Pennsylvania school violates the U.S. Constitution, but did not order that it be removed.
- Iowa board will not appeal ruling over telemedicine abortion Updated: Aug-28-15 6:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A medical board says it will not appeal an Iowa Supreme Court's decision that allows doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills remotely via a teleconferencing system.
- Attorneys for Kansas judge, state spar over policy change Updated: Aug-28-15 5:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas judge is suggesting that the independence of the state's courts is at stake in a dispute over an administrative policy imposed on them by legislators.
- Ex-South Texas magistrate gets prison for extortion Updated: Aug-28-15 5:29 pm
LAREDO, Texas - A former South Texas justice of the peace has been sentenced to more than 3 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to extortion and admitting to taking a bribe from a bail bondsman.
- Wisconsin AG argues water rule injunction applies nationwide Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Attorney General Brad Schimel is arguing that a federal court ruling blocking new Environmental Protection Agency water pollution regulations should apply nationwide.
- Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.
- Vermont court reverses conviction of dad who yelled at coach Updated: Aug-28-15 4:49 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday overturned the disorderly conduct conviction of a New Hampshire man who yelled profanity at a high school basketball coach and hit a parked car with his hand because he was upset his daughter didn't get to play in a junior varsity game.
- Plaintiffs seek to block Miss. ban on gay couples adopting Updated: Aug-28-15 4:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.
- Ex-Arkansas treasurer gets 2 ½ years in prison Updated: Aug-28-15 4:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Friday following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.
- Board OKs 1st Ohio standards for police use of deadly force Updated: Aug-28-15 3:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Use of deadly force by police officers would be limited to defending themselves or others from serious injury or death under Ohio's first statewide standards adopted Friday and sent to hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
- EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Updated: Aug-28-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.
- The Latest: Judge had difficult decision, US attorney says Updated: Aug-28-15 2:38 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The latest on the sentencing of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner (all times local):
- Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail Updated: Aug-28-15 2:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal prosecutors are prevailing in their yearlong fight to access the emails of a once-powerful Republican consultant from Google Inc.