• DOJ charges Texas billionaire in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say is the largest such case against an American.

  • Black man’s family views graphic video of in-custody death

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across the pavement.

  • The Latest: India reports fewest virus deaths in 11 weeks

    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy.

  • Women’s wrestling, rugby backers join Iowa gender complaint

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa students who want to establish intercollegiate women’s wrestling and rugby programs were added as plaintiffs Thursday to a lawsuit seeking more sports opportunities for female Hawkeyes.

  • On #MeToo anniversary, leaders say focus is on inequality

    DETROIT (AP) — When #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke thinks about the group’s future as the world celebrates its anniversary, her vision is clear.

  • NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from sports gamblers finally able to wager on football amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  • ‘Jagged Little Pill’ leads Tony Awards nominations with 15

    NEW YORK (AP) — The sobering musical “Jagged Little Pill,” which plumbs Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakthrough album to tell a story of an American family spiraling out of control, earned a leading 15 Tony Award nominations Thursday, as the Broadway community took the first steps to celebrate a pandemic-shortened season that upended the theater world.

  • Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

    LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs.

  • Kyrgyzstan’s president says he’s quitting to avoid bloodshed

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s embattled President Sooronbai Jennbekov said Thursday he was resigning following protests over a disputed parliamentary election, the third time in 15 years that a leader of the Central Asian country has been ousted by a popular uprising.

  • Gov’s chief of staff on leave to aid Biden transition team

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff John Bingaman has taken a leave of absence to help with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s transition team.