• Jury selection to start in trial of NY governor’s ex-aide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime aide to New York’s governor is going on trial on charges he used his relationship with him to collect bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

  • Bernalillo County authorities: Human remains have been found

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials say they’re investigating the discovery of a dead body in northeast Albuquerque.

  • Corruption trial of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide to begin

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

  • Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists

    PHOENIX (AP) — A decade ago, military police raiding a Baghdad apartment during the Iraq War discovered bomb-making materials that authorities say contained the fingerprints of a Syrian man now accused of making a key component for improvised explosive devices for a jihadist group that attacked American soldiers.

  • Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

  • Myanmar soldiers jailed for killing civilians in rare trial

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups.

  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.

  • Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday.

  • Appeals court stays order for changes in Texas foster system

    DALLAS (AP) — A judge ordered Texas to make sweeping changes to its foster care system on Friday, two years after she found it unconstitutionally broken.

  • Jets WR Anderson arrested in Florida on slew of charges

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson faces a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer’s family and saying he would rape the officer’s wife.