• India police arrest cheap mobile maker on fraud charges

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world’s cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday.

  • Older refugee students seek seats at mainstream high schools

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — The handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.

    Updated: 2:29 pm

  • New Mexico shores up funding for jury trials

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is providing emergency funding to the judiciary to avoid the suspension of jury trials.

  • Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

  • Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news.

  • Former Jets player Mersereau charged with attacking teen

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say former New York Jets defensive lineman Scott Mersereau has been charged with punching a 15-year-old boy after accusing the teen of egging his South Florida home.

  • Off-duty officer’s fight with teens sets off protests

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim officials pressed for calm Thursday after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him.

  • Iowa State defensive back suspended following assault arrest

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State defensive back Mike Johnson has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a domestic assault charge involving his live-in girlfriend.

  • Las Cruces to settle holding cell beating suit for $400,000

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces has agreed to pay $400,000 to a man who claims police officers used excessive force on him when he was detained in a holding cell.

  • 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.