• Kansas guard Graham apologizes after traffic warrant arrest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas guard Devonte Graham apologized Thursday for his arrest on a traffic-related warrant hours after helping the third-ranked Jayhawks to a record-tying 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference title with a win over TCU.

  • North Dakota officials plead with last protesters to leave

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

  • Nebraska receivers coach gets 30 days in jail for 3rd DUI

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, three years’ probation and fined $1,000 after pleading no contest to third-offense drunken driving.

  • Gabby Giffords steps into New Mexico firearms debate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords and her national advocacy group for gun safety stepped into a tense debate Wednesday at the New Mexico Legislature about proposals to expand background checks on nearly all commercial firearms transactions and to restrict access to guns temporarily in domestic violence situations.

  • Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial

    BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL’-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez.

  • Teen sentenced to 25 years for Albuquerque killing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The teenager who pleaded guilty to killing an Albuquerque homeowner during a late-night string of burglaries and other property crimes with a band of youths was ordered Wednesday to serve 25 years in prison.

  • Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs

    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system.

  • The Latest: Some pipeline protesters ready to get arrested

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

  • Albuquerque advocates troubled by ICE arrests outside courts

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several Albuquerque groups are alarmed after immigration officers arrested people as they were leaving scheduled court hearings last week.

  • Santa Fe man gets 3 ½ years on federal assault convictions

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for assaulting a woman two years ago in a Santa Fe home.