• Former jail guard convicted of raping inmate in courthouse

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Bernalillo County jail guard has been convicted of raping a female inmate inside a courthouse elevator in Albuquerque.

  • The Latest: Court rules hearsay use OK against Drew Peterson

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Drew Peterson’s murder conviction in the death of his third wife (all times local):

  • Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding the conviction.

  • GOP lawmaker wants court to weigh in on PawSox stadium plan

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan says the Rhode Island Supreme Court should weigh in on whether the state legally can help pay for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

  • Ohio State: Dismiss ex-player’s lawsuit over image use

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State wants a federal judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit by one of its most famous football stars who alleges athletes’ images were used without their permission and without compensation.

  • Judge: Ex-NFL players may be targets for ‘misleading’ offers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she’s concerned they’re being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.

  • Texas judge denies NFL bid to reinstate Elliott suspension

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL’s request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

  • Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote.

  • University appeals order allowing Ohio man to play football

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday declined a university’s request to stop one of its football players convicted of rape as a teenager from playing on the team.

  • Somali refugee’s American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream. She wants to educate herself and her children in the United States. For 10 years she went through a rigorous process of interviews and screening and finally she was cleared to travel to the United States.