- Deal signs legislation adding 2 Supreme Court members Updated: May-03-16 8:12 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia's Supreme Court will expand by two members, both appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.
- Mom gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane Updated: May-03-16 7:52 pm
HONOLULU - A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska.
- Local probes end in police shooting of man in wheelchair Updated: May-03-16 7:21 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Wilmington police have finished criminal and internal investigations into the fatal police shooting of a black man in a wheelchair, local officials said Tuesday, days after city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family.
- Developer of proposed Lucas museum looking outside Chicago Updated: May-03-16 7:14 pm
CHICAGO - The wife of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas said Tuesday that opposition to a Chicago lakefront museum by a parks advocacy group has prompted a search outside the city for a site.
- Lawsuit accusing Maine governor of blackmail is dismissed Updated: May-03-16 7:11 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Republican Gov. Paul LePage of using blackmail to force a charter school operator to rescind a job offer to a political opponent, a flap that roiled the Legislature and led to an impeachment effort.
- Brazil attorney general seeks probes of ex-president Silva Updated: May-03-16 6:57 pm
SAO PAULO - Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that the attorney general has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.
- No appeal to federal ruling against same-sex adoption ban Updated: May-03-16 6:40 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The deadline has passed for Mississippi to appeal a federal ruling against a state ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
- Texas prison ban on Muslim inmate beards, caps ruled illegal Updated: May-03-16 6:11 pm
DALLAS - A federal appeals court panel has upheld a Texas prison inmate's right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs.
- The Latest: Gov. on ex-speaker's sentence: 'Justice served' Updated: May-03-16 6:07 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing in a $5 million corruption case (all times local):
- Judge drops 1 claim from UT lawsuit, rest of case proceeds Updated: May-03-16 5:51 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A federal judge has dismissed one of dozens of claims in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Tennessee while denying the rest of the school's motion to dismiss.
- Utah to temporarily stop enforcing law in 'Deadpool' case Updated: May-03-16 5:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah cinema in trouble with state regulators for serving alcohol during a showing of superhero film "Deadpool" will not get slapped with future citations under an obscenity law mostly regulating strip clubs, as long as the theater's lawsuit plays out in court.
- North Carolina Court says alcohol agent firing political Updated: May-03-16 5:06 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday that the former director of Alcohol Law Enforcement was fired from his most recent job as an ALE field agent solely for political reasons and should be reinstated.
- Va. school board appeals transgender restroom ruling Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia school board has asked the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys' restroom at school.
- Jury recommends life without parole for convicted killer Updated: May-03-16 4:47 pm
POTEAU, Oklahoma - A Le Flore County jury is recommending life in prison for an Arkansas man convicted of killing an Arkansas woman in eastern Oklahoma.
- Court sides with ex-school board member in meetings case Updated: May-03-16 4:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a former central Ohio school board member who says his colleagues violated state open meetings laws while exchanging emails.
- Missouri Supreme Court: no tax loophole for doughnut holes Updated: May-03-16 4:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Supreme Court judges have ruled against what some called a tax loophole for doughnut holes.
- Montana defends campaign finance law ahead of elections Updated: May-03-16 4:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana attorneys on Tuesday defended the state's new campaign finance disclosure law against a gun-rights organization that wants parts of it struck down before next month's primary elections.
- Group: Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence Updated: May-03-16 4:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there - and a watchdog group said Tuesday that a less-vulnerable storage space is needed.
- Judge who drank Flint water recuses himself from case Updated: May-03-16 3:29 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A federal judge has disqualified himself from handling a lawsuit over Flint's lead-tainted water because he worked in the city for four months and drank the water.
- Ball State police still face excessive force lawsuit Updated: May-03-16 2:54 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - A federal judge's recent ruling means Ball State University will have to settle or defend itself at trial in a two-year-old civil rights lawsuit filed by a hip-hop artist.
- Court takes up tax on out-of-state companies' online sales Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was on the minds of justices in Ohio on Tuesday as they contemplated how the state's primary business tax should apply to online sales.
- Idaho women sue doctor, claim they got counterfeit implants Updated: May-03-16 1:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Four women have sued an Idaho doctor who they claim gave them counterfeit breast implants and knock-off Botox without their knowledge during procedures.
- Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences Updated: May-03-16 1:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With the fate of hundreds of Florida death row inmates in limbo, a group of former top judges and legal officials called on the state Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now awaiting execution.
- Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police Updated: May-03-16 1:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's fatal beating by police.
- Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over deadly beating by police Updated: May-03-16 12:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit's claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman's deadly encounter with two police officers.