• Jury acquits New Mexico man of second-degree murder charge

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a New Mexico man of a second-degree murder charge in the death of a woman who was struck by a car in January 2016.

  • New Mexico school district settles suit with book publisher

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces Public Schools has agreed to settle a lawsuit that claimed the district posted publicly accessible copies of a teaching book online without a license or authorization.

  • Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence.

  • New Mexico land official sued over water policy

    LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two southeastern New Mexico companies are suing Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn over a policy that governs how much water oil and gas producers can pump from a regional aquifer for their operations.

  • New Mexico governor seeks repeal of bail reforms

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez called on lawmakers to repeal and replace a constitutional amendment approved last year to overhaul the state’s bail system.

  • Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sues Adidas

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas and says the sportswear maker “outrageously conspired” to funnel money to the family of a Cardinal recruit without his knowledge.

  • Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.”

  • Correction: Confederate Monument-Protest-Lawsuits story

    In a story Oct. 12 about two lawsuits filed against white nationalists and other groups who descended on Charlottesville in August, The Associated Press erroneously reported a request in one of the lawsuits. The suit filed in federal court does not seek a ban on similar gatherings, but asks the court to prohibit the white nationalists and other groups from committing further civil rights violations.

  • Court rules school board, coach not liable for fatal hijinks

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former football player in North Carolina who watched his high school buddy crushed to death can’t sue the coach and school district for negligence that he says caused him severe emotional pain, a state appeals court decided Tuesday.

  • Man vows he’s penniless in court; deputies find $4K on him

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio defendant who vowed he was penniless and couldn’t pay a fine now faces a big one after deputies escorting him from court found he had over $4,000 in his clothes.