• 3 Lindenwood basketball players face charges in rape case

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Three basketball players at Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis are facing charges in connection with an alleged rape.

  • Carjacked vehicle collides with Albuquerque police vehicle

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque say five carjacking suspects are in custody following a pursuit and a crash involving a police vehicle driven by an off-duty police officer.

  • Sheriff denies paper’s request for school shooting video

    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have denied a newspaper’s request for video related to a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school that left a 6-year-old boy dead.

  • Chaparral tax preparer must pay restitution in fraud case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Chaparral tax preparer has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $25,000 in restitution in a tax fraud case.

  • In this Oct. 18, 2016 photo, a political sign in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is chained to a tree in a front yard in Roswell, N.M. Chaves County Republicans say hundreds of political signs supporting GOP candidates have been either stolen or vandalized in recent weeks. (Bethany Freudenthal/Roswell Daily Times via AP)

    Latest Trump yard sign theft in Roswell caught on video

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell Republicans say hundreds of yard signs in support of Donald Trump have been stolen or vandalized in recent weeks, and the latest incident was caught on camera.

  • Florida businessman pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges Thursday in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches.

  • In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. The Justice Department says a former National Security Agency’s theft of top secret information was “breathtaking” in its scope. Federal prosecutors revealed new details Thursday about their case against Harold Martin, a Maryland man arrested in August on charges of stealing classified information. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    US: Ex-contractor committed ‘breathtaking’ theft of secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor’s theft of top secret government information was “breathtaking in its longevity and scale,” federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up as the case moves forward.

  • Florida officer shoots man wielding shotgun, bottle of booze

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a veteran police officer in Florida fatally shot a man carrying a shotgun and a bottle of liquor following an apparent home invasion.

  • In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Brittany Pilkington, right, and her attorney Marc Triplett, left, listen as a judge sets a $1 million bond in her case during a hearing in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  An Ohio judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of  Pilkington, a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons, as he considers her lawyers' request to exclude her confession. Her trial is scheduled for late February.  (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

    Ohio mom’s confession details how she smothered 3 young sons

    BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period says in a recorded police interview that she smothered each boy with a blanket over the face because she didn’t want to see them suffering.

  • Anthony Crawford is seen in this undated photo provided by the Crawford Family. Crawford was a wealthy black farmer in Abbeville County, South Carolina, lynched by a white mob in 1916. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House.  (Courtesy of the Crawford family via AP)

    Lynching memorial rises near revered Confederate sites

    ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In this small South Carolina town near the Georgia line, where some say the Confederacy was born and died, descendants of a man lynched 100 years ago are erecting a downtown memorial to him and other black men killed by white mobs after the Civil War.