• NYC runner’s killing puts a DNA technique under a microscope

    In this Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, mourners carry the casket of Karina Vetrano from St. Helen's Church following her funeral in the Howard Beach section of the Queens borough of New York. With a DNA profile, but no name to match it in the search for her killer, prosecutors are now seeking permission to try an emerging approach: using the DNA to search for the killer's relatives. (Steven Sunshine/Newsday via AP, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer’s relatives.

  • Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn’t report them.

  • Police investigating racist graffiti in Giants player’s home

    This is a 2016 file photo showing Nikita Whitlock of the New York Giants NFL football team.  Police are investigating a break-in and racist graffiti scrawled on the wall at the New Jersey home of an injured New York Giants player. Moonachie police Sgt. Richard Behrens tells The Record police are investigating the break-in at Nikita Whitlock's home as a hate crime. Whitlock, who's black, showed the graffiti to reporters, including "KKK" and a swastika. The name "Trump" was also written on the wall in marker. (AP Photo/File)

    MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating racist graffiti scrawled on the walls of a New Jersey home belonging to a New York Giants player.

  • 2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

    FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, a burned car sits in a parking lot in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a wildfire swept through the area Monday. Authorities on Wednesday, Dec. 7, charged two juveniles in the wildfire that killed over a dozen people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Former Nicaragua soccer head pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of the Nicaraguan soccer federation has pleaded guilty in New York in the corruption scandal that has engulfed the sport’s governing body.

  • Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

    Tex Allen, facing camera, offers hugs for mourners during a vigil in memory of victims of a warehouse fire at Lake Merritt on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Family members and friends are being notified as firefighters continue a painstaking search for victims of the Oakland warehouse fire. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and “I love you” before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims’ last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.

  • Police seek to question NBA player after nightclub fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Detectives want to question NBA player Matt Barnes after he was accused of being involved in a fight at a nightclub.

  • New Mexico AG seeks review of police investigation policies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top prosecutor is asking a panel of experts to review the policies and procedures that law enforcement agencies around the state use when investigating shootings involving officers or other incidents involving the use of force.

  • Investigators search for clues in fatal fire, friends mourn

    Danielle Boudreaux cries near the site of a warehouse fire Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The death toll in the fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.

  • Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu’s side

    This Oct. 29, 2014 photo made at Channel 10 studios in Givatayim near Tel Aviv, Israel, shows Raviv Drucker, Channel 10 TV's investigative reporter who has exposed scandal after scandal about the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has berated him, sued him and even reportedly tried to get him fired in a visceral campaign to counter his critics. (AP Photo/Tomer Appelbaum)

    JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel’s first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.