• Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator’s estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours.

  • Blind cleric serving life sentence dies in federal prison

    BUTNER, N.C. (AP) — A federal prison official says a blind Egyptian cleric serving a life sentence in the United States in connection with a failed plot to blow up landmarks in New York City has died.

  • Was it brother? Lover? Or crime gang? N. Korea rumors abound

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As Malaysian police continue their inquiry into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there’s plenty of speculation surrounding what seems to be one of the stranger killings the world has recently seen.

  • N. Korea, Malaysia lock horns over apparent killing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A dispute over custody of a slain North Korean’s body pushed two governments further apart Saturday as they tried to navigate the aftermath of what appeared to be the assassination of an outcast member of North Korea’s ruling elite.

  • New Mexico judge rules against underfunded public defenders

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court judge in southeastern New Mexico has rejected arguments by public defense attorneys that they are too overloaded with work to provide adequate representation to poor defendants facing jail time.

  • Chargers tackle arrested for violating order of protection

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap is free on $1,000 bond after being arrested inside his girlfriend’s home for violating an order of protection.

  • Former NFL running back Trent Richardson arrested in Alabama

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL running back Trent Richardson is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Alabama.

  • The Latest: Ex-prosecutor leading school’s review of doctor

    MASON, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against a Michigan sports doctor who is charged with sexual assault (all times local):

  • From Parker to Gibson, Hollywood’s sliding scale of justice

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards’ Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.

  • Jerry Sandusky’s son waives hearing in child sex abuse case

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s adult son won’t be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform a sex act.