• Undecided voters Damon Holter, left, and Kyia Britts watch the third and final presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump at Bo's 'N Mine bar and grill in River Falls, Wis., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)

    Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.

  • Federal appeals court rejects request by North Carolina voters to expand early-voting hours, dates in five counties

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina voters who want to expand early in-person voting in the presidential battleground state lost their case before a federal appeals court Wednesday, and in Georgia a federal judge refused to extend the voter registration deadline again for counties stricken by Hurricane Matthew.

  • Court upholds woman’s murder conviction in Hobbs shooting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Supreme Court decision upholds a woman’s murder conviction in the shooting death of a teen-ager fatally shot by the woman’s boyfriend following a street fight in Hobbs.

  • This undated photo released by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office, shows Jessica Jauch. Pulled over for traffic violations, Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail in 2012, on a felony drug charge, without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail, even though a police video showed she committed no crime. She wasn’t cleared until she finally got a lawyer who persuaded a prosecutor to watch the video and drop the charge. When Jauch sued, alleging violations of her rights, a federal judge dismissed her case against the county and a sheriff, ruling none of her constitutional and legal rights were violated. The outcome has flummoxed civil liberties advocates who have been waging legal battles to reform Mississippi’s criminal justice system, which provides almost no state funding for public defenders.  (Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    Jailed 96 days on bogus charge: It is no one’s fault?

    ACKERMAN, Miss. (AP) — Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. She was charged with a felony based on a secretly recorded video that prosecutors finally acknowledged showed her committing no crime.

  • Judge sentences man for grabbing, taking off woman’s hijab

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A North Carolina man who admitted grabbing and pulling off a Muslim woman’s hijab while on a flight from Chicago to Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been sentenced to a year of probation that includes two months of home confinement.

  • Burundi’s president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi’s president on Tuesday signed legislation to make his country the first to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which had said it would investigate recent political violence there.

  • Retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright arrives at US District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Cartwright has been charged with making false statements during a federal investigation into a leak of classified information, the Justice Department announced.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Former general pleads guilty in false statements probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements during an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  • New Mexico Supreme Court to consider arrest record erasures

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will consider whether the state’s courts should be able to erase court and arrest records, and, if so, when it is appropriate to do so.